The main focus of the course is on detailed observation and development of skills through the study of objects, materials, textures and pictorial systems. This course introduces fundamental skills of representation in drawing through the study of proportion, perspective; line quality, contour, positive & negative shapes, value & volume. Observational drawing exercises reveal these historical and contemporary drawing processes and stress the development of perceptual and technical skills. With subjects as diverse as a full range of everyday object studies, architectural spaces, nature and the imagination, students will learn to see and evaluate the visual world and translate visual impressions into two-dimensional images, that give the illusion of being 3 dimensional, using a wide range of media. Students will benefit from both group and individual instruction. Drawing equipment such as papers, conté, charcoal, graphite, pastels and pen will be introduced and used by the students.