Drawing to Enhance Learning
Course #: EDUC_714K
Semester Credits: 3
This course is designed to teach you the skill of drawing so you can enjoy drawing successfully yourself, or you can teach your students to draw. Drawing can also be used in the classroom in other subject areas to promote critical observational skills and to reinforce and enhance learning. Contrary to popular belief, drawing is a skill and not a talent. Well known "drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" techniques taught by Professor Betty Edwards, in her book and video tape, guide you step-by-step, beginning with very easy exercises, to accomplishing portraits and drawings of room interiors. This course focuses on the five skills necessary to draw successfully. It will show you how to draw what is in front of you by helping you get into the "right" state of mind so you can perceive clearly and without pre-conceived notions. The five basic skills are supplemented with various "tricks" and techniques to help you and your students see and draw like an artist. You will need to purchase a few additional drawing materials from your art store.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Art History and Appreciation for the Classroom
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