This class introduces students to techniques for drawing from observation and a variety of drawing mediums such as charcoal, ink and colored pencil. The study of this class will prepare students to develop their own artistic voice or style and develop skills in drawing, shading and color blending to create realistic or stylized artworks. Topics covered include artistic voice/style, combining drawing from observation with drawing from imagination, and using inspiration to create original artworks. Drawing is a fall semester course, which is usually followed by Painting in the spring. It is recommended that students complete Drawing before taking Painting.