[CUSAI 2020] Drawing Section B

It was an absolute pleasure to work with this wonderful group of students. I was thrilled to see the students develop and grow in such a short space of time. Drawing can be a very demanding and difficult practice, but the students were up to the task and met every standard required to succeed.  

Although we were not able to work alongside one another in a traditional drawing class studio, the students remained engaged and enthusiastic. I tried my best to replicate exercises and assignments that would typically be found in an in person drawing class, and the students responded exceptionally well to the virtual classroom.  

I am fully confident that this group can go on to pursue art at any college environment and thrive. 

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Instructor

(Artwork is listed in alphabetical order by students last name)

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