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Northstar Academy

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Christian school for grades 4-12

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Intermediate Drawing

  • Name:

    Intermediate Drawing (DRAW102)

  • Department:

    Fine Arts

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Intro to Drawing (DRAW101)

Intermediate Drawing


In this course, students continue to explore drawing, with an emphasis on figure and narrative drawing. Projects in this course will include portraits, landscapes, animal drawings, and illustration. Students will challenge themselves with drawing the human figure, delve into illustration while exploring a variety of artistic mediums including ink, charcoal, watercolor pencils, and oil pastels.

Special Notes:

Each student needs weekly access to a scanner and/or a digital camera in order to submit artwork.

Recommended skill exposure: Light Logic shading techniques or Observational Drawing principle suggested.


By the end of this course, you will no longer have to resort to drawing stick figures! Within this course you will be given a Proportional Formula for the human body, faces, and hands. The assignments give you the opportunity to refine your figure drawing skill in various projects, including story illustrations.

The main focus for this course is that of Realism – creating realistic-looking artworks. The assignments also give you the opportunity to explore various drawing techniques while using charcoal, watercolor pencils, ink, and oil pastels in your projects. In addition to drawing people and thinking more about how man is made in the Image of God, you will have opportunities to reflect upon nature in art through landscapes and animal projects.

If you love to draw and want to develop your ability to draw people and do illustrations, this is the class for you!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I really liked how some of the assignments and what we were learning in this course related back to the Bible, and that she assigned us to take some time to consider about them and make biblical connections.


I liked that the course gave a variety of mediums to work with. I also liked how the lessons were quite detailed and even included links to further help us learn.


I really enjoyed that we learned many techniques in this course and all of them really improved my drawing skills.