Introduction to Drawing

OSH 597 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: This course will consist of six distinct lessons in drawing.  These lessons will demonstrate various techniques, terminology and media related to drawing. By the end of the course, students will learn the various types of traditional drawing media, history of drawing and a litany of skills that will allow them to execute their visions.


Week 1 Media: Pencils, Content: Linework, Subject: Abstraction.

Week 2 Media: Pencils, Content: Contour and value, Subject: Still Life.

Week 3 Media: Charcoal, Content: Value and Form; Subject: Drapery studies.

Week 4 Media: Charcoal, Content: Value and form; Subject: Portraiture using value.

Week 5 Media: Pens, Content: Scene construction, Subject: Photograph of “scape.”

Week 6 Media: Pens, Content: Putting the Skills Together, Subject: Open to Interpretation.


Instructor: Mr. Lance Layman


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all OLLI at UM fall courses will be taught remotely, via Zoom.

OLLI 2020-2021 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2020-2021 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2020 Ends: 7/31/2021