Drawing at Sea I (Introduction to Drawing) This course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing: visual perception, elements of line, gesture, proportion, spatial relationships, scale, value, and texture. It is intended for beginning students. During the semester, students will develop a range of skills that will enable them to hone their observational sensibilities and then apply them to their work. We will explore the notion of visual perception and how to record what we see. Students will be introduced to the works of historical and contemporary masters for clarification of concepts, as well as for inspiration. A series of classroom exercises will focus on gaining a working knowledge of fundamental drawing skills and techniques. In port, students will sketch and draw, recording images that represent aspects of the countries and cultures encountered. Photographs may also be used as source material for drawing assignments. Each student will keep a drawing journal that records shipboard life and port experiences.
Field WorkCountry: Ireland
Ireland is a land of castles and towers, each filled with history and character dating back to Norman times. On this Field Lab, students in Prof. Campbell's Drawing at Sea I class will spend the day sketching castle ruins in the beautiful Irish countryside. At each site, students will sketch rugged stone fortifications, towers, and ruins utilizing drawing techniques learned in class. Drawing on site, students will develop their sense of proportion, scale, and distance while enjoying the historic landmarks and stunning landscape of County Galway.