Drawing

Drawing students work with a variety of tools, media and subject matter. Beginning classes introduce the fundamentals of basic visual language such as mark-making, gesture, line, values and representations of forms in space.  
In second-semester drawing, the human form is studied through the dimensions of gesture, line, mass, color, texture, proportion, composition and media.  In addition, a variety of drawing concepts and attitudes are explored.  Advanced-level work allows for further examination of drawing ideas emphasizing cultivation of personal expression and individual style.  
Drawing students are encouraged to develop the ability to translate creative concepts into drawings.

Facilities
The drawing studio has 2,921 square feet of studio space, with 24 hour access.  Individual studio spaces for students for drawing students are available.  

Drawing Faculty
Dale Leys is a Professor of Art. He received his MFA in Drawing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  In addition to teaching, Dale is a visiting artist and guest lecturer at numerous schools and universities.  Solo and group exhibitions of his work are held nationwide.   

Contact Information Dale Leys dleys@murraystate.edu

Drawing Studio

Drawing lab  

Advanced Student Studios

draw studios
Courses Offered
ART 101 Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing (3).  Drawing with an emphasis on the development of visual perception.  Six hours per week.

ART 201 Drawing II: Life Drawing (3).  Figure drawing in varied media. Six hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 101 or permission of instructor. 

ART 300 Drawing III (3).  A conceptual study of both figurative and abstract approaches to drawing. Six hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 101 and 201 or permission of instructor.

ART 303 Drawing IV (3).  Exploration of drawing ideas with emphasis on the development of personal expression.  Pre-requisite:  ART 300 or permission of instructor.  

ART 304 Drawing V (3).  Continuation of ART 303. SIx hours per week. Prerequisite:  ART 303 or permission of instructor. 

ART 403 Drawing VI (3). Six hours per week. Prerequisite:  ART 303 or permission of instructor.  

ART 404 Drawing VII (3).  Six hours per week. Prerequisite:  ART 403 or permission of instructor.  

ART 503 Drawing VIII (3).  Concentrated exploration of drawing with emphasis on personal expression.  Criticism and discussion. Six hours per week. Prerequisite:  ART two drawing courses or permission of instructor.

ART 504 Drawing IX (3).  Continuation of ART 503. Six hours per week. Prerequisite:  ART 511 or permission of instructor.

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