The Drawing area at Washington State University embraces an interdisciplinary approach to artistic creation. Students are asked to examine the importance of their practice within the greater context of the fine arts. The beginning courses in drawing cover issues such as composition, observational studies, and the development of ideas. As the student moves through the program, each person is encouraged to find his/her own voice and to develop an individual approach to art making. Frequent individual and group critiques enable students to work closely with the faculty. Peer-based interaction and collaboration provide our art majors with the skills needed to communicate and strengthen their ideas. In addition, our Endowed Forst Visiting Artist series provides our students with access to a number of important contemporary artists working in the United States and abroad.
The drawing studios are large, have high ceilings and plenty of natural light. All studios are equipped with spray booths for the safe application of fixatives and spray-based paints. Studios are accessible seven days a week from 6am to 10pm.