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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: General Studio
Course Number: PAGS 1001
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
  • Drawing
  • Visual Arts
  • Illustration
Learning to draw begins with learning to see. This hands-on, experiential and process oriented course examines contemporary drawing practices while relating their importance to historically relevant precedence. Students learn practical drawing tools, materials and means to facilitate more accurate perception and representation so that they may think visually and express their intended message clearly. Drawing is used by a designer/artist to not only illustrate an idea but to express it. This allows a viewer to understand the designers/artists point of view. Classroom studies, experiments, critiques and self guided visits to New York Cities cultural sites will be used to develop an awareness of the language of drawing. Subjects and Readings will be culled from various points in drawings history on the subjects of: Narrative, Architecture (Envisioning a City), Film, Sketching Ideas, Thinking Visually, Examining Nature, Emotions, Popular Culture and National Culture (History), Critical Analysis, Fashion, Likeness and Science.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.


Open to Undergraduate students.