Course code:

AD2017

Level:

IM - Introductory/Intermediate

Class size limit:

12

Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

Lab fee:

65

Viewed as a regular practice, the descriptive power of drawing can intensify the experience of observational fieldwork, provide the draughtsperson with a richer understanding of the cycles within a landscape, and deepen our relationship with the natural world.

The primary setting for this studio course is Mount Desert Island. The subject matter of our visual attention includes trees, rock features, and other indigenous plant life of the island. Students will learn a variety of drawing methods in order to document the natural history of a specific place.

Coursework includes: maintaining a field sketchbook, graphically recording the development of a singular botanical life-form over the course of the term, and producing visual notations in the sketchbook during a bi-weekly slide lecture on the history of artistic representations of the natural world.

Evaluation is based on class participation, evidence of completion of weekly assignments, and final project.

Prerequisites:

Permission of instructor

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.