Art 12: The Language of Drawing
Instructor: Jane Rosen
To learn to draw is to learn to see. - Leonardo da Vinci
This index contains assignments and handouts for Art 12 (The Language of Drawing) that I taught at UC Berkeley. The class was open to art majors and non-art majors alike. It was a study of drawing as a tool for articulating what the eyes, hand, and mind discover and investigate when coordinated. In order to truly see what we are looking at, we must connect the sense of touch directly with the line of sight. Everyone has wondered at the form of a shell shaped by the sea, or the shape of a stone smoothed by the waves. This class helped students to connect their feeling of wonder in nature to a sense of discovery as they drew - and ultimately - to a new sense of themselves. The class met for six hours of instructional studio and three hours of open studio per week.