Drawing: Observation + Expression course

Drawing: Observation + Expression

The elements of drawing—observation, recording and pictorial organization—are fundamental to an artist’s visual education. Equally essential is the ability to convey intent and mood through subject selection, gesture and scale. Students build competency through core foundational elements, such as value, line, shape, proportion and composition. Through lectures, demonstrations and rigorous studio practice, students traverse the ground between establishing technical proficiency and creating a unique personal vision and visual language. They finish the course with improved skills and a body of work to potentially add to their portfolio. Individual guidance is provided to accommodate varying levels of ability, from beginning to advanced.

Students exhibit their work at Open Studios held 4–6 pm on the final day of class.

Course #1311
Jason Travers

Schedule B
June 25–July 31, 2020
Thursdays + Fridays
9 am–4:30 pm (no class 7/3)

Tuition $2,975
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380

3 Credits


Jason Travers

Jason Travers teaches at Rhode Island College and Bridgewater State College and is represented by Lenore Gray Gallery in Providence. His work has recently been exhibited at the Lascano Gallery in Great Barrington, MA and the Wheeler Gallery in Providence. He had recent one-man exhibitions at Kimbal Jenkins Gallery in Concord, NH and Lenore Gray Gallery. In 2006, Travers was the recipient of a painting fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He holds a BFA in painting from The Art Institute of Boston and an MFA in painting from American University.