A process-oriented studio art class that takes place in and around Villa LaPietra. Perception and gaze are the fundamentals for the production and reception of drawings. Students will learn to differentiate between ‘customary perception’ (what one thinks he sees) and aesthetic perception’ (what one actually sees).Students will develop basic drawing skills including the use of line, proportion, contrast and perspective while exploring mark-making with different drawing mediums such as pencil, charcoal and ink. Along with the production of drawings, students will discuss their own work as well as the artworks of fellow students. Readings, slide shows and museum visits support the studio practice and enhance critical reception. Groundwork for the development of an individual drawing style will be set. Regular drawing exercises and attendance are crucial to succeeding in the class.