Drawing is the core of the visual arts program. It is required for each student every semester. Grade and skill levels are mixed for interactive learning, and class rosters and instructors change each semester. Each drawing class is customized by the individual curriculum of each instructor. First semester stresses drawing from observation as a student’s ability to see and draw relationships of objects in space further develops skills of perception needed in all visual arts forms. Second semester concentrates on abstract and conceptual problems and projects. Figure drawing workshops occur two to three times throughout the school year. Instruction occurs on both individual and group levels and critiques are held at regular intervals. Throughout this course students discover their own personal content and cultivate how they uniquely use drawing in their arts practice as well as explore how drawing is used and supports other art forms.