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Northwest Missouri State University


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Drawing

Drawing is the foundation for all the other visual disciplines. Whether the result is straightforward observation or abstract ideas, drawing is the first medium artists use to translate their thought processes into visible form. If meaning is expressed through form, form is produced through knowledge of the language of drawing. Mastery of this knowledge starts with learning how to see, continues with realizing how the elements of art can be turned to creative use and culminates in the capacity to set individual problems and work through them in self-directed ways. In their subsequent careers, successful students will always be able to rely on drawing in order to understand the world around and within them, as well as to communicate in ways that are often superior to verbal explanation.

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Drawing
An introduction to and the application of basic principles of art in drawing using a variety of media, techniques and subjects.
Life Drawing
Application of the fundamentals of drawing to develop an understanding of creative composition using the human figure.
Advanced Drawing
A continued study of the human figure, other subjects and composition. More emphasis given to independent decision making.
Drawing Studio
Advanced exploration of drawing media, techniques and concepts from representation to abstraction.
Drawing Processes
Advanced studio work providing students with opportunities for extended studies in various media and techniques.

Faculty

Armin Mühsam, Associate Professor
M.F.A., Montana State University
Joined faculty in 2000

Laura Kukkee, Associate Professor
M.F.A., Kent State University
Joined faculty in 2004

Robert Schultz, Adjunct
M.F.A., Kent State University
Joined faculty in 2008

Veronica Watkins, Adjunct
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University
Joined faculty in 2002