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Last approved: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:01:44 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:51:24 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Drawing in the District
Drawing in the District
Summer 2017
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Studio Course
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Limited to non-degree students.



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Students improve their ability to record and capture their visual impressions of the urban landscape using the unique neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. The class meets once per week at locations such as Dupont Circle, Capital Hill, Georgetown, and Embassy Row.
By the end of the course students will have discovered how to give order to their visual impressions in a coherent manner via simplification; the importance of designing a sketch around a focal point, including successfully placing the focal point on the paper, then balancing the elements of the picture around that focal point, and finally guiding the eye to the focal point through the use of line; and to determine if the subject of the sketch is more suited to a treatment of line, value or color.
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