Studio Art is an elective course offered to students who are not Visual Art majors. This course is designed as a two-semester studio experience for students of all levels of ability. Beginning drawing and design exercises are complimented by an art history component. Students gain better observational and technical art-making skills through working with traditional materials such as graphite, charcoal, and ink, and are introduced to other two- and three-dimensional art forms such as painting, printmaking, sculpture as well as digital mediums. Students practice the sequential steps in the process of making art. Through individual instruction and frequent group critiques, students gain experience analyzing and interpreting works of art. The course culminates in students creating and exhibiting a project of their own personal direction.