The Sketching Semester
This course will encourage students to explore the ASU campus, get to know their faculty members, and take a closer look at their community in San Angelo by assigning them to keep a Semester Sketchbook. Over the course of the semester, students will receive sketching assignments asking them to observe and record various parts of their community, including fellow students, faculty, campus buildings, and public art. These close-looking assignments will also train students to keep a sketchbook to record their thoughts, observations, and ideas as part of their practice as artists in training. Weekly coursework will include discussions, peer critiques, and presentations on relevant art topics. The course will culminate with student presentations of their Semester Sketchbooks and a written reflection.