From rigorous tradition to radical forms of experimentation, the act of drawing is the foundation for most major forms of art, as well as a vibrant means of expression in its own right. The drawing program at The University of Alabama is committed to providing students with a challenging learning experience that spans the spectrum of creative possibility.
The drawing area employs an innovative approach to formal and perceptual drawing at the foundations level, followed by intermediate study wherein students begin to balance their formal and perceptual refinement with explorations of materials, processes, content, and theory. Advanced students in the drawing program are encouraged to probe the parameters of the medium; to explore drawing in its traditional graphic form(s) of expression, as well as in its potential to exist across surface, space, and time. At each level of study, historical precedent and contemporary developments in art and culture are explored to engage the perceptual, conceptual, and critical facilities of the student artist.
The drawing program is housed on the third floor of historic Woods Hall in the heart of the UA campus. The classroom experience is an active learning environment where discussion, critique, and collaboration between students and faculty propel individual expression and mastery of the discipline of drawing. Classrooms are available after hours and graduate students are provided with individual studios.
For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page or call us at (205) 348-5967. Thinking of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Drawing? Here is a sample four-year plan for the BFA in Drawing.
- Pete Schulte, Associate Professor
- William Dooley, Associate Professor
- John Klosterman, Instructor (full-time)
- Charlotte Wegrzynowski, Instructor (full-time)
- Tom Wegrzynowski, Instructor (full-time)
For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page or call us at (205) 348-5967.
UA Drawing News
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Associate Professor Pete Schulte and partner Amy Pleasant, co-curators at The Fuel and Lumber Company, opened a new exhibition Float, Fly, Transcend at The Alabama Contemporary Art Center in Mobile, Alabama, in January. The show features the work of internationally recognized artists, including David Onri Anderson, Katherine Bradford, Krista Clark, Matthew F. Fisher, Lonnie Holley,
Pete Schulte’s new site-specific work is installed at the University of Georgia’s Plaza Gallery as part of the Dodd Galleries’ ongoing Wall Works series. Schulte’s Untitled (Plaza) consists of two wall paintings that exist, as Schulte describes them, “in simultaneity, as twins and opposites.” The works will be up through March. Pete Schulte is associate
Associate Professor William Dooley has artworks accepted into three national juried exhibitions in 2021: America Paperworks 2021, Northwest Arts Center, Minot, North Dakota ( January 15 – February 26); 36th Annual International Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler (January 19 – March 5); and Art Now America: National Juried Exhibition, Slocumb Galleries, East