art department

ART 121-122 Drawing I-II (3 credits each)

Course Description

Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/ lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Variable hours per week.

Course Syllabus

Tammy Parks' Syllabus

Student Work

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Newsprint pad 18” x 24"
Drawing pad 18” x 24" of high quality white paper


2 boxes of Soft pastels grey scale and color
Oil Pastel (24 count or larger)

Graphite and Pencils:

Pencils: 2H, H, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
Colored Pencils (24 count or larger…a brand better than Crayola or RoseArt)


Kneeded eraser
Plastic eraser

Inks & Pens & Brushes:

Black sharpies (a variety of tip sizes…fine tips preferred)
Writing pens (rollerball type)

Other Recommended Materials:

Drawing Board 23x26" or larger with clips
Aluminum or steel ruler, 24 inches or longer
Artist box or fishing tackle box
Portfolio, 23x31 inches or larger (optional but strongly recommended for storing your work)



About Your Instructor

tammy Parks

Tammy Parks

Associate Professor of Art

B.A. Art, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia
M.A.T. Spanish, University of Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
M.F.A. Public Art, Goddard College, Goddard, Vermont
Currently pursuing PhD at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland, Maine

Office: Godbey 96
Phone: (540) 674-3600 ext. 4468