Department of Art
Drawing offers a thorough and competitive education that embraces integrated media and content that is inclusive of technology, through animation and digital hybrids that aid in creating sophisticated compositions. The course sequence provides an engaging approach to the medium examining historic and contemporary artists and theories, traditional as well as experimental materials, and both thematic and technical applications for creating artworks.
The Drawing course sequence provides an engaging approach examining historic and contemporary artists and theories, traditional as well as experimental materials, and technical applications to creating artworks. Coursework from introduction through intermediate is designed emphasizing thematic discoveries, allowing you to resolve problems through material selection as well as choosing appropriate formats for assigned projects. The sequence of advanced drawing courses grant you the opportunity to design your own self-directed projects and create a unified body of work.
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Students enrolled in Drawing courses have access to professional grade drafting tables that function at multiple levels and angles (from table top to easel). In addition, a computer station allows students the opportunity to access the Internet and scan imagery. Advanced Drawing students have access to an Epson Stylus Pro 4880. Recent remodeling includes storage for various supplies for student use during class time as well as a professional mat cutter.
Please schedule appointments using our online scheduling tool in the Student Hub. Be aware that some of our faculty advisors are only conducting phone or virtual appointments. Be sure to check your university email for any follow up regarding the mode in which your appointment will be conducted. Please contact the Department of Art office at 303-615-0300 if you need any assistance making an appointment.
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Sandy Lane serves as Associate Professor and Drawing Coordinator at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She received her BFA in 1995 from the University of Colorado at Boulder and continued her education, graduating in 1998 with her MFA, also from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lane has been teaching studio art courses in Higher Education since 1999. She was a member of Edge Gallery, an artist run co-operative from 1996 - 2012. Currently, she is a member of Ice Cube gallery, also a co-operative art gallery in the art district referred to as RINO within the Denver community where she serves as New Membership Coordinator for the gallery.
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