The main objective of this course will be to develop a critical, perceptual, and conceptual approach to drawing. It will stress not only how to look at the vast and complex landscape before us, but what to choose as its subject matter. This course will also consider the notion of portraiture applied to objects and places. Typically portraits are distinct from still lifes, landscapes, interiors, and cityscapes. The idea will be to see these things as having a personal history and to consider the convergence of personal and social memory in developing the individual character of a setting. The presence of architecture will be a theme to consider. Participants can expect to work both in and out of the studio, from objects (the politics of the still life) to specific locations (drawings dealing with sites in the environment).