Portfolio Preparation: Observational Drawing
In this course, students draw from observation and develop perceptual and pictorial skills. Instruction covers drawing techniques and fundamental design principles. Students develop their creative and aesthetic sensibilities, establishing a foundation for all visual art pursuits. Assignments are geared towards portfolio requirements. Advice and direction is available for those students preparing a portfolio for art college admissions. Includes a guest lecture by a counselor from Otis’ Admissions Office who offers information on college requirements. Advice and direction is provided to those students preparing a portfolio for Otis or other college art programs. Includes a guest lecture by a counselor from Otis’ Admissions Office who offers information on college requirements.
First class materials: 18" x 24" drawing board, 18" x 24" drawing pad (no newsprint, no bond paper), HB, 2B, 4B drawing pencils, 2B and 4B charcoal pencils, 1 kneaded eraser, 1 Mars white eraser.
• All students attending courses on the Goldsmith Campus must check in with Continuing Education staff in the lobby of the Ahmanson Building.
• All Portfolio Preparation students are required to submit a completed Pre-College Programs Emergency Contact Information Form and Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement of Receipt (last page) prior to admittance into the classroom. Students will not be permitted to attend without this.
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