KCC Journalism Camp: Learn the basics of drawing in ART 110: Drawing 1 this fall at KCC

A closeup of a hand drawing with a pencil on a notepad.

Editor’s note: The following class preview was written by 10-year-old Lakeview Middle School sixth grader Alexa Anthony as part of Kellogg Community College’s Journalism and News Writing Camp, which ran July 23 through 26 on the College’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek. Daniel also shot the above photo during the camp.

By Alexa Anthony

Students interested in art will have a chance to learn the basics and more in a class at Kellogg Community College this fall.

The college’s ART 110: Drawing 1 class will be offered in two sections:

  • 10:05 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 30 through Dec. 13, in room 220 of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center on campus at 450 North Avenue in Battle Creek.
  • 7 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 5 through Dec. 17, in the same location.

Art professor Pete Williams, who teaches the Tuesday and Thursday section of the class, said the focus will be on traditional drawing from observation.

“Assignments range from learning line drawing, linear perspective and tonal shading,” Williams said. “Students use pencil, charcoal and pen and ink or marker for various assignments.”

Williams said that anyone can sign up for the class, but some previous high school or college art experience is recommended.

“The class is a required class for KCC Graphic Design and Photo/Multimedia majors and it is also recommended for students who want to transfer into a four-year fine art program,” Williams said. “The course is designed to match equivalent courses at WMU, GVSU and other universities.”

Williams said students looking for something more basic can sign up for ART 209: Introduction to Studio Art, or ART 211: Art Appreciation.

For more information about youth summer camps at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/youth. For more information about signing up for Fall 2018 classes, visit www.kellogg.edu/registration.