Introduction to Drawing

Bring your drawings to life by learning the basics of composition, value, contour lines, negative and positive space and perspective.

Man drawing on table with art instruments

With the right techniques, you can bring a drawing to life. In this introduction to drawing— the foundation of all art—learn the fundamentals of composition, value, contour lines, negative and positive space, and perspective, all while practicing a wide variety of techniques. Try new methods using pencil, charcoal and ink and receive feedback and advice from the instructor.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GSTU1009.F18.1 Laura Spector On-campus 1:30-4 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018

Instructor: Laura Spector

Laura Spector is a fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts and a recipient of an Individual Grant Award from the Houston Art Alliance. She exhibited in ArtPrize8 at Grand Rapids Art Museum in 2016, at FotoFest 2014 and in Lawndale Center for the Art’s “Big Show” in 2013 and 2017. Her work has been published in The Harvard Review, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and “The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art.” She has studied fine art at both the Flemish Classical Atelier in Belgium and Virginia Commonwealth University and was a resident artist at AtelierHaus Hilmsen in 2016. Her artwork can be seen in exhibitions and collections around the world.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Sept. 17, 2018

End Date: Nov. 12, 2018

Schedule: 1:30-4 p.m.

Length: Eight Mondays (no class Oct. 8)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $315 (Fee does not include cost of supplies, approximately $75.)

Rice Alumni: $284

CEUs: 2.0

Note: Limited enrollment. Supply lists will be available two weeks prior to the course start date. For more information, please contact

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