Art In-Person: Intro to Drawing


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0829_DRAW
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 3
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $210
Drawing for People Who Think They Can't Draw: Learning to See Like an Artist
Two In-Person Sessions
Sat., Apr. 27, May 4, 2024, 9 am-12 pm, 1-4 pm MT

As young children we were encouraged to stay within the lines in our coloring books and beginning drawings. But is that what really makes a drawing “good?” How many frustrating experiences did it take to convince you that you can’t draw? Alfredo A. Ortiz, adjunct professor of drawing at DU’s School of Art and Art History, has been sharing his passion for art through teaching for over fifteen years. He believes that anyone can learn to draw well with the correct instruction and some practice. Before you can draw like an artist, though, you need to know how to “see” like an artist. Learn to perceive things in a completely new way and then record your impressions. With exercises and topics that include understanding line, value and negative space, composing still life and one-point perspective, you will gain important tools to help you create more sophisticated works of art. Weather permitting, you might even enjoy a bit of drawing en plein air. This course is for beginners or those looking to sharpen their drawing skills and registration includes supplies. Space is limited, so enroll early!

Mexican American artist Alfredo Ortiz is an adjunct professor of drawing, School of Art and Art History. He received a BFA from Metropolitan State College and a MFA from University of Colorado Boulder. His work has been exhibited locally, as well as in Palestine, Colombia and Mexico City.


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Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-871-2291

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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Saturday 27 April 2024 04 May 2024 09:00AM - 04:00PM All Students Alfredo Ortiz