A Good Habit Formed: Examples of the PAFA Drawing Culture
Drawing, singing, writing, and dancing are intrinsic human acts of expression—and while growing up they are a method for a young person to be and to become. And perhaps during a person’s life they make the decision to train, expand, and hone their capacity for visual expression.
PAFA's training curriculum initially was based on European Beaux-Arts academies which emphasized specific modes of drawing. Drawing at PAFA has long been considered a foundation, a gateway, and a common language for all visual arts. A Good Habit Formed explores the way drawing has been taught by the School of Fine Arts through examples of note-taking, practice, homework assignments, teaching tools, preparatory sketches, and presentation drawings from past and present PAFA faculty and students.