CED Events SU 12 Visual Studies drawing courses

Need a course to fulfill the CED Upper Div Outside Major requirement?
Consider taking one of these summer drawing courses in Visual Studies!

*VS 185 X :/Special Topics: Word and Image://Paint & Pixel, Drawing for
Designers/*

*Instructor -- Katie Hawkinson*

3 units

June 18 - Aug 10

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 12-noon

*COURSE DESCRIPTION:*

This studio / computer course intends to build fundamental visual
perception through direct creative practice. It is an enquiry into the
elemental aspects of visual expression common to all design and visual
arts such as: color, line, shape, texture, pattern, composition, volume,
and space. What makes it different is that it's a fusion of working with
traditional media by hand and on the computer through drawing,
diagramming, color, painting, photography, and collage.

Students will gain proficiency in making single and sequential images,
and a working knowledge of visually based computer programs like
Photoshop and Illustrator. Additionally they will become well versed in
presentation layout and readability, exhibiting visual work, and verbal
expression. The focus will be to approach the creative process
intuitively with intention and imagination no matter what the tool, hand
or computer. There will be visiting lecturers and field trips to
designers and artist's studios to see first hand how this work manifests
outside of the school environment.

*VS 187 A,Freehand Drawing: Drawing from Observation*

*Instructor -- Katie Hawkinson*

3 units

*June 18 - Aug 10*

*Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00 -- 4:00 pm*

*COURSE DESCRIPTION:*

Drawing is the most direct approach to visual expression, and at the
same time a meaningful way to understand both the built and the natural
environment. To be able to communicate through drawing we need to learn
both the aspect of making and also the aspect of reading drawings - and
understanding how they work. This course will focus primarily on
empirical learning in studio as well as a more theoretical exploration
in lectures involving the history of drawing. We will look at and
discuss drawn images starting with the cave paintings, working our way
through the Renaissance and ending with the 21st century, with examples
from the realms of both art and design and a wide range of places in the
world.

We will draw by hand from both observation and the imagination, learning
to hone a skill and to visualize thoughts through practice and
discernment. The UC Berkeley Campus and Bay Area will be our laboratory
with walking/drawing field trips to places like the Botanical Garden,
Chinatown and North Beach, as well as local Art Museums. We will explore
contour line, gesture, light, scale, and composition through subjects
such as still life, landscape, architecture, and the figure. Media will
include pencil, ink and brush, charcoal, and collage.