This is a foundation course for students to develop skills in seeing and interpreting shape and form. Students will learn through practice, repetition of basic principles, experimentation, demonstration, keeping a sketchbook, and interaction with studio peers. A strong emphasis is placed on learning a visual language as it relates to line, composition, value, color theory, and basic perspective. After completion of their drawings, each student will transfer their drawing onto one 11"x 14" canvas and paint. The finished paintings may be taken home once dry.