Studio Art: Drawing

Creativity at its finest

Drawing is a primary form of visual communication and creative expression that has been part of human culture since its earliest beginnings. It's a cornerstone of all visual arts and provides a foundation for growth and mastery of many disciplines both within and outside of the arts. It's also a discipline of its own. Immensely flexible, expansive, accessible and immediate, drawing can be the most direct path to generate and realize creative ideas. 

Drawing majors will develop the capacity for powerful, effective personal expression. They also gain a deeper understanding of art as it relates to culture, to history, and to a rapidly changing world.

Faculty from many areas in the department contribute to teaching drawing. The area is a great place to get to know multiple faculty members, and approaches to the process. The drawing studio is a well-lit and flexible space with room for storage of materials and student projects. There is a reason it is the busiest room in the building!

Student in a drawing class.

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With small class sizes, our students get individualized attention from their professors, who are dedicated to helping them reach their artistic and professional goals.

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There is scholarship funding that's widely dispersed across our department, all to help you graduate with less debt. 


Your Work

Whether it's displays in the hallways of Kamerick Art Building, or around campus and the community, our students have ample opportunities to showcase their artwork.

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Department of Art
104 Kamerick Art Building
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0362

Phone: 319-273-2077

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Advanced classes provide experience in a range of approaches and emphasize the experimental, exploratory nature of drawing as an artistic discipline. Drawing majors also have the opportunity to refine and hone their drawing skills in Life Drawing classes, working toward mastery of observational drawing.


Since drawing is at the core of many disciplines, alumni from the area have gone on to have a wide range of successful careers.  Studio artists, animators, illustrators, arts administrators, museum curators, gallerists, designers, art educators and art therapists, among others, have come through the drawing area.