We believe that drawing is the common language for all art disciplines and aesthetic philosophies. At PAFA, drawing encompasses all of our programs, serving as the central foundation for every student’s creative journey and fostering unique ways to see and express personal ideas.
Drawing embraces many styles and many media, from sharp-edged renderings of natural forms to highly conceptual combinations of text and image. Technical abilities and a deep appreciation of drawing as a visual language are encouraged at all levels. Cast drawing cultivates a high level of skill in modeling and the use of light to describe form. The life model—one of the most interesting and inspiring tools in drawing—is featured in most of the painting and sculpture courses. From the life model, you will learn basic rendering skills to help advance interpretive drawing and understand the use of drawing materials, from the more simple charcoal to the more complex mixed-media techniques.
Student Learning Assessment
Each academic program has a specific mission and learning goals. The goals for each program are different according to the programs nature and mission. Learn more about this programs goals here>