This course provides initial preparation for work in drawing and other areas of the visual arts. Students will develop their ability to perceive and construct visual images and forms across a range of subject matter. Projects address both the two-dimensional picture plane and three-dimensional space from a broad array of observed and imagined sources. A wide variety of media will be used to explore the body, found and imagined objects, collage, and structures in the natural and built environment. Visual presentations and group critiques will provide students with historical and conceptual contexts for the development of their own work.