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Continuing Education at PAFA

Pre-College: Drawing I, DR 710ED

with Inga Kimberly Brown


Drawing I enables students to explore a range of methods and techniques in the medium of drawing. The class objective is to learn what observational study and the imagination can unveil using the linear method of mark making. Drawing I encourages the artist to draw from their own observation and to observe their mark making as they relate the image to a surface.

Each day includes a morning class (10 AM-1PM) and an afternoon class (2-5 PM) on a range of topics including lighting, perspective, color, tones, self-portrait, landscapes, still-life and more. Each class will start with a 30-minute live Zoom demonstration on drawing with different mediums on diverse surfaces. Students will then have time to work independently and meet one-on-one with the teacher. The last 30 minutes will be focused on sharing student art as a group on Zoom, helping students improve their technique as well as their ability to talk about art.

The course will use the online learning platform Canvas to share resources, class information, assignments and asynchronous discussion. Live demonstrations, discussion and feedback will take place on Zoom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of drawing.
  • Students will become familiar with a variety of drawing materials and techniques.
  • Students will have an understanding the primitive eye and the critical eye, which also allows the student to see depth and hyper color and intensity of the form clearly.
  • Students will be able to articulate the visual language with confidence which opens doors to realism, naturalistic figures and forms.
  • Students will become familiar with the Artist Share or Group Critiques.
  • Students will become more familiar with the use of the artist vocabulary through dialogue of art within the art of critique or artist feedback sessions. Check out this Artist Glossary by MoMA Learning:

Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. The only difference in experience is that "for-credit" students will receive a grade for their work.

Scholarships are available by application: Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here:

International students are welcome! However, the registration process is different to support international payment systems. Please reach out to to register as an international student.

  • Session 1: Jun 28 - Jul 2nd, 2021
    Mon - Fri for 1 week from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online Class

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