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ARTS 306 Intermediate Drawing

In this class students further develop their hand-eye coordination skills, polish their techniques, deepen their understanding of artists or movements of the past and examine contemporary trends in drawing and painting. Emphasis is placed on drawing as a medium of self-expression.


Special information

Note: This course may be taken twice for credit (up to 8 credits maximum).
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective February 7, 2000 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Builds confidence in use of materials and techniques.
  • Develops problem-solving strategies and critical awareness within one's own work and their peers' work.
  • Expands on basic drawing practices with a variety of media at an intermediate level.
  • Further develops hand-eye coordination in drawing from observation.
  • Further explores and utilizes application of elements and principles of design in projects.
  • Knows about historical and contemporary issues in art, research methods, and vocabulary pertinent to drawing.
  • Learns about specific techniques of translating ideas from imagination into drawings. Creative thinking is addressed as a means of developing process and concept development in drawing as well as self-expression.
  • Understands drawing related vocabulary and can translate through visual language.
  • Understands the connection of thought and interpretation of a variety of subjects into drawing.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.