Spring 2023

Hand and Lens: Drawing From Photographic Sources

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-234


Douglas Culhane (Section 01.)


In this class we will investigate the relationships between drawing and photography and explore approaches to generating hand-drawn images from photographic sources. Through a series of studio projects we will question similarities and differences between these fundamental two-dimensional forms and consider strategies to create original, compelling images. We will look at the origins and technical specifics of each form through the viewing and analysis of contemporary and historical images, as well as through readings in criticism and theory. Themes explored will include: flatness and perspective, freezing time, photography as surrogate memory, image and scale, multiples, narrative, the role of the hand and the authority of the image. We will use an array of drawing media, including pencil, charcoal and ink.

Experience in drawing and/or photography is required.  Spring semester 2023. Visiting Lecturer in Art Douglas Culhane

How to handle overenrollment:

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Studio art projects, class discussions, oral presentations, visual analysis, individual research, critical reading.

ARHA 234 - LEC

Section 01.
Tu 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM FAYE 001
Th 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM FAYE 001


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2023