Introduction to Drawing
The Art230 online course covers the study and application of different drawing media, methods and techniques.
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
Why take Introduction to Drawing online?
In this online course, we explore the process of drawing using graphite pencils, charcoal, colored pencils, and pastels. The guided exercises provide an opportunity to improve your drawing skills and learn techniques to make drawing more enjoyable and easier.
You will learn many drawing skills including how to draw contour lines, perspective and size relationships, shading, and color. Whether you are drawing a chair, the corner of a room, another person, or a flower, the elements and principles of drawing are the same. By focusing on lines, shapes, relationships, and colors you can learn to trust what you see and render it accurately.
Drawing realistically is a powerful skill to have and no matter what your skill level when you begin the course, you will see marked improvement after just a few lessons. Being able to express an idea with a quick sketch and having the confidence to share it with other people, is a valuable communication tool no matter what field you are in.
Your improved drawing skills give you a greater appreciation of the art created by others. When you go to an art gallery or see artwork in someone’s home, you view it with new eyes. You can still decide whether you like a particular work of art or not, but your opinion is tempered by a deeper understanding of how the piece was created.
What is required to take this online course?
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. 4th Edition. Betty Edwards. ISBN 978-1-58542-920-2
Color: A course in mastering the art of mixing colors. Betty Edwards. 2004. ISBN 978-1-58542-219-7
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook. 2nd edition. Betty Edwards. ISBN 978-1-58542-922-2
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Betty Edwards: Seven Lessons to Enhance Creativity and Artistic Self-Confidence. DVD. 1999 Betty Edwards
Additional drawing materials also are required. They are listed in the course syllabus.
How long will it take to complete the Introduction to Drawing statistics course?
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- 10 Lessons
- 0 Exams
Since this is a beginning drawing online course, you have drawings and written assignments to complete for each lesson. It is important that you are familiar with the vocabulary of art making so you will have some terms to define. In addition, you have an opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings about the drawing processes you are engaged in through journal entries. You will be recording your unique drawing adventure through visual images and written words. Thus, your grade will be determined by the drawings and the written assignments. Please allow yourself time to complete this online course.
How will the introduction to drawing course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.
Why choose the University of North Dakota?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable - UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited - UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits from UND - The transfer of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. Enroll anytime courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as on-campus and online semester-based courses appear.
Enroll-anytime courses allow you to complete the course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take this online quiz to help determine if enroll anytime courses are the right fit for you.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.