Drawing courses at Holy Cross explore a wide range of process and media. 

Students at easels

Introductory-level courses introduce basic drawing concepts with an emphasis on observational drawing. The department offers a range of intermediate classes focusing on themes such as investigating the natural world as a source of inspiration, discovering connections between the arts and sciences, drawing from the figure and the collage aesthetic. 

Students use the resources of the college campus as a subject to practice drawing on site and working in their sketchbooks. In drawing classes, students are pushed to examine contemporary artistic approaches and develop their individual ideas.


VAST 100 Fundamentals of Drawing
VAST 150 Drawing On Site
VAST 207 Life Drawing
VAST 206 Drawn to Nature
VAST 208 Cutting Edge: Beyond Collage
VAST 222 Intermediate Drawing


Examples of Student Art Work