Course Description

Develop your ability to draw and paint from observation, a skill essential to visual expression. Reference the world around you to create portraits, landscapes, and imaginative projects. Investigate line, value, form, color, and composition through structured assignments. Research, field trips, and visits from working artists deepen your understanding of the problem-solving methods used by artists in the past and today.

Course Notes: For the online sections of this course, all field trips and guest speaker presentations occur as virtual events and experiences.

Learner Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to create drawings and paintings based on theme, concept, and sequence
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different drawing and painting media, approaches, styles, and techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of visual elements such as line, shape, texture, form, space, color, and value
  • Demonstrate an understanding of composition, which includes the principles of design, point­ of ­view, and various approaches to size, scale, and formats
  • Gain confidence in presenting and discussing work from an intellectual, contextual, and aesthetic point of view
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an art/design studio practice by participating in a variety of activities including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques

Additional Information

The 2021 Parsons Summer Academy online format is synchronous with hands-on live studio sessions occurring at the listed meeting times. For more information on schedule, requirements, registration, and refund policies, see program details.

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Section Title
Drawing and Painting, Grades 6-8
M, T, W, Th, F
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Aug 02, 2021 to Aug 13, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $550.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $550.00
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 05, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 02, 2021
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