Pre-College Virtual Course: Drawing I
Grades 9 – 12
Drawing I enables students to explore a range of methods and techniques in the medium of drawing. The class objective is to learn what observational study and the imagination can unveil using the linear method of mark making.
About the Course:
Drawing I encourages the artist to draw from their own observation and to observe their mark making as they relate the image to a surface.
Each day includes a morning class (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) and an afternoon class (2:00 – 5:00 pm) on a range of topics including lighting, perspective, color, tones, self-portrait, landscapes, still-life and more. Each class will start with a 30-minute live Zoom demonstration on drawing with different mediums on diverse surfaces. Students will then have time to work independently and meet one-on-one with the teacher. The last 30 minutes will be focused on sharing student art as a group on Zoom, helping students improve their technique as well as their ability to talk about art.
The course will use the online learning platform Canvas to share resources, class information, assignments and asynchronous discussion. Live demonstrations, discussion and feedback will take place on Zoom.
Engaging studio art courses include training and mentorship by PAFA faculty, with demonstrations, discussion, small group sessions and one-on-one guidance using videoconferencing, learning management system, and off-screen creativity.
Students can earn 1.0 college while exploring their artistic passion.
Studio Art, Art Making, Portfolio Development
Targeted Age Group(s):
High School (Grades 9-12)
6 – 25 Students
Date / Time Offered:
June 28 – July 2, 2021
Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) is the first and oldest museum and art school in the United States. It offers undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, pre-college, and youth and family programs for artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels who want to learn about and make art.
About the Educator: Inga Kimberly Brown
Inga Kimberly Brown was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received an MFA (2014-2016) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BFA (2010-2014) from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. “I was born an artist and I believe art making is my first language of communication. I want to engage in a community that communicates in that first language no matter the medium.” Inga’s inspiration derives from her family and racial mixed heritage as well as her spiritual and sensitive sense of altered states and various astral planes that exist around us.