In this introductory studio course, emphasis is on developing the ability to think visually, to learn to see accurately enough to record what is seen, and to use drawing as a means of exploration and communication. Students gain experience with various drawing media including graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, pen and ink, and various kinds of paper. Emphasis is on observation of nature as well as understanding the elements that make up the visual language. Students should expect and plan to spend additional time working on their projects each week outside of scheduled class time.