Work Closely with Top Art School Faculty at PrattMWP to Fine-tune Your Drawing Skills
Strong drawing skills are important for anyone pursuing an art degree. PrattMWP provides an opportunity to master drawing skills that is unique to most art colleges because students work directly with top faculty members to develop these fundamental skills.
In courses FDC 140: Visualization/Representation & FDC 141: Visualization/Representation/Concept (3 credits each) students will learn principles and methods that they will continue to use throughout their art careers. In figure drawing, an understanding of the human body is developed in all its aspects — what the human body is, what it is made of, how it moves, and how it exists in space. The model’s poses, at first, are simple, becoming more complex as skill and understanding develop. The emphasis then shifts to the entire space of the page, the model within that space, and the relationship of one figure to another.
In general drawing, exercises move from a simple description of the object (its texture, weight, volume) to the relationship of two or more objects in space, and the understanding of space in multiple space relationships, and finally, to the organization of the entire drawing surface. Emphasis is on the reality of drawing as against the reality of nature, stressing that the drawing process is both inventive and analytical. The student learns to develop line and tone to arrive at an integrated image and to work with a variety of media, including charcoal, inks, conte, and oil crayon both inventive and analytical. The student learns to develop line and tone to arrive at an integrated image and to work with a variety of media, including charcoal, inks, conte, and oil crayon.