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Turn your passion for pen and ink, pastels and pencils into a profession.

What Will I Learn About Drawing at JCCC?

Increase your powers of observation and personally express yourself through drawing. Our experienced fine arts faculty will help you discover your talent with both wet and dry media in JCCC’s Drawing courses.

At Johnson County Community College, our specialized Drawing coursework will train you to:

  • Distinguish and use value, texture, line and shape in drawing
  • Combine value, texture, line, shape and gesture
  • Draw the human figure
  • Discover abstract and conceptual approaches to art
  • Make aesthetic decisions autonomously
  • Critique artwork objectively, individually and in groups

In our interactive, modern Fine Arts classrooms, you will:

  • Use charcoal, graphite, Conté crayons and pastels
  • Experiment with dry mediums
  • Explore India ink, acrylics and watercolor
  • Practice light and dark contrast, texture, line, weight, contour and cross-hatching

Your final art portfolio will showcase your drawing competencies and creative capacities for personal expression and understanding.

Why JCCC for Drawing Courses?

All of our Drawing and other Fine Arts courses are taught in interactive classrooms and labs housed in our new 37,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Fine Arts & Design Studios (FADS).

As a JCCC Fine Arts student, you’ll have access to:

  • Year-round covered outdoor workspaces
  • Ventilated studios with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Cross-discipline collaboration in multiple-use classrooms

JCCC Fine Arts professors participate in local, regional, and international art exhibitions and activities. Many instructors attend emerging trends conferences and workshops, allowing them to stay up to date on cutting-edge artistic techniques

The JCCC campus is home to the internationally recognized Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, housing a world-class collection of permanent and traveling exhibitions, featuring art pieces of all forms and mediums. The museum serves as a critical learning opportunity for students and the community.

You may also exhibit your Drawing work through these outlets:

  • The Student Gallery, located on third floor of the Student Center, showcases some of the best work by JCCC student artists.
  • Mind’s Eye is a literary magazine produced yearly and features students’ artistic works.
  • Art competitions and exhibitions at local, regional and national levels, such as those sponsored by League for Innovation in the Community College, put your work in front of industry professionals and give it a wider community audience.

Join JCCC’s Community of Visual Professionals (CVP). This student organization encourages artistic expression through group critiques and workshops. You’ll attend art talks by successful artists from around the country, the region and the world.

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Drawing can lead to job opportunities filled with creative expression. Careers involving drawing and illustration can have an art, design, business, or technology emphasis.

  • Fashion or textile designer
  • Animator
  • Graphic designer
  • Art teacher
  • Illustrator
  • Technical illustrator
  • Tattoo artist
  • Architectural drafter
  • Industrial designer
  • Motion graphics designer
  • Art director

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

At JCCC, we know that money is an important factor in pursuing your education. This is why we work hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Expect supplies and textbook costs to vary depending on your classes.