The core of this course will be spent drawing in the field, noting the special qualities of the Vermont landscape. We will cover a wide range of methods for translating what we observe into meaningful graphic form. This practice will be informed by the study of the prints and drawings of naturalists and landscape artists, from eighteenth through twentieth century Eastern and Euro-American traditions to the contemporary. Students will be guided in basic drawing techniques with which they will produce a portfolio of drawings and a final graphic project.
ENVS 001 or 002 or NR 002; Minimum sophomore standing