As a form of expression, drawing can be intimate, weird, powerful, interesting, confusing, clarifying, and beautiful. As a vehicle for observation and self-study, drawing is a way to follow and encourage attention, to walk the brain-dog. This course is structured to foster familiarity with the languages of drawing, and to offer the discipline of drawing as a way to make (and find) meaning. In class, students will build foundational skills through targeted drawing exercises with an emphasis on observation. Subject matter will include still life, landscape, interior, and the figure. Outside of class, students will sustain independent exploration and experimentation.