AUR's Summer short course, Drawing I, was designed to provide students with the core set of skills needed to pursue a classical discipline in drawing and painting. Working with graphite, charcoal, and chalk, students were taught to see, evaluate, and execute specific shapes, lines, angles, proportional relationships and tonal values.

The first lesson, on the first day, began with the professor handing the students a pencil and asking them to make a copy of a da Vinci drawing - without any further instruction.
By the end of the course, students would make a second copy of the same image to compare to the first.

The lessons that followed included copying a Bargue plate, copying a drapery study by da Vinci, and culminated with the making of a still-life observed from life.

You can view the amazing results from this class via the interactive virtual exhibition, below.