Art 4333 - Studio Drawing


Course Description:
Studio Drawing will explore creative and expressive approaches to drawing with an emphasis on diversity of techniques. Experiences utilizing a variety of media will be used to develop fundamental and advanced drawing concepts.


Pre-requisites: Art - 1123 (Foundation 1: Drawing) and Art - 1133 (Foundation 2: Two - dimensional Design)


It is recommendable to take this high levev course dealing with mixed media after taking one or two drawing and painting courses beyond foundation level.






Project 1 - Thematic Mixed-media Drawing Series


Drawing pad (18x24 inches), pencils (B, 2B, 4B, 6B), Color pencils (12 or more colors), Pastels (12 or more colors), Glue, Acrylic medium, Brushes, Eraser, Exacto knife, Stapler, Tape, Acrylic colors, Ink, Palette, Collage material

During the semester, students will create 3 drawings of each theme, “Racism,”

“Sexism,” “World Hunger,” and “World Peace.”


Please visit the followings websites for your reference.


Rubric for Project 1




Project 2 - Artist’s Book

Study a cultural holiday or celebration in the world and create an artist book.


Recommended sites for researching a cultural holiday or celebration dates:

What is Artist’s Book?
Artists' books are works of art realized in the form of a book. They are often published in small editions, though sometimes they are produced as one-of-a-kind objects referred to as "uniques." Artists' books have employed a wide range of forms, including scrolls, fold-outs, concertinas or loose items contained in a box as well as bound printed sheet. Artists have been active in printing and book production for centuries, but the artist's book is primarily a late 20th century form. "Artists' books are books or book-like objects over the final appearance of which an artist has had a high degree of control; where the book is intended as a work of art in itself." Stephen Bury (



Cultural or Holiday Celebration (Please title your own Artist’s Book.)


Dimension and structure of the artist’s book:
There is no specification because projects can have various dimensions and structures that enhance the theme or background idea. The dimension can be as small as 1 x 1 inches to many feet or yards in length, width, and/or depth depends on individual artist’s intension. Please discuss your project dimension and structure in your proposal and at individual consultation sessions with the instructor.


Recommended Art Techniques for the Artist’s Book:
Please combine more than 4 techniques from the following list.
• Drawing
• Photography
• Printmaking
• Painting
• Quilting
• Tapestry
• Papermaking
• Collage


Artist’s Book Samples:
Please check the following web for visual references of artist’s book.


Rubric for Project 2