BCYC Immersion Art Track

BCYC Immersion participants displaying their art project

  • Session 1: June 16-21, 2024

Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists. It is the way we begin to interpret the world through mark and value. It is the preparation, the thinking, the imagining, the finding, and the solving. But drawing is also more than this. It is a way to record, to clarify what we experience and see, a way to relate, and also a way to express. The product can be sketched or refined in its final execution.

For BCYC Immersion's art program for high school students, the focus will be on drawing as a foundation through observation and multi-media exploration. Students will be introduced to techniques and dialogue to expand their understanding of the broader meaning of drawing. Drawing as the beginning and the constant in art will be explored through historical references and study examples. Students will strengthen their drawing skills, explore idea development, and delve into personal expression. Group critiques and individual evaluation of student work are components of the workshop.

“Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see.” — Edgar Degas

“Drawing is the artist's most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality.” — Edgar Degas

Track Instructor

Kyle Goddard
Lecturer, Department of Art and Design 

Kyle Goddard

Research/Studio Interests: Modern and Post-Modern art histories. Exploring the visual interactions of forms, mark-making, and composition through drawing and painting. Preferred mediums include charcoal, graphite, beeswax, and various painting media.