KCAD’s Drawing program is designed to develop your entire drawing process—from what’s in your mind’s eye to what your fingers deliver. You’ll explore traditional and alternative drawing techniques, materials, and processes. You’ll hone your eye just as much as your hand, developing your observation skills, perspective, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. As you fine-tune your awareness of how technical, formal, and conceptual components work together, your work will cross the line from a well-drawn picture into a work of meaningful, original inspiration. In the end, you’ll have a cohesive portfolio of creative work that screams “you”—your style, your perspective, your contribution to larger dialogues happening in the world around you. Learn more at kcad.edu/drawing.
Professional Fine Artist Detroit, MI (’14, BFA Drawing)
“I had always wanted to attend KCAD, but being from a small town, I thought it was out of reach. What I found in my time in the Drawing program, though, is that adversity and struggle should be celebrated in one’s studio practice, because that’s the exact moment where the most interesting work will be produced. Now, as a working artist, I constantly observe and experience the world, and am always thinking of new ways to make work that illuminates my position in it.
I build relationships with all kinds of people and am never afraid of going way outside my comfort zone. Say yes to every project, exhibition, commission, and teaching opportunity, because you never know what will come out of those experiences and networks.”