A Good Habit Formed: Examples of the PAFA Drawing Culture

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An exploration into how drawing has been taught at PAFA through course notes, homework assignments, sketches, and more.

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.

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