Interdisciplinary Learning Courses

Natural drawing

Natural drawing Natural drawing
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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesNatural drawing

Artistic education is an important part in building a creative mind in the 21st century

I started studying math in the US. I think that my studies in this discipline contributed a lot to me when I started my career in Fine Arts years later. By this I want to highlight the importance of a transversal or interdisciplinary educational experience. It offers us the opportunity to acquire creative and analytical skills to solve situations and problems outside our comfort zone. We often only see what we want to see, but by exploring other ways of doing things, we can open our horizons to commit ourselves to the world in an original and fresh way.

This way, the drawing of the natural can help us see what we really have before us and not what we think we see. Geothe said "What I have not drawn I have not seen", that is, you have to question everything and learn by observing and analyzing. In this course we will create an active learning environment where academic and creative growth is encouraged through group practice. We will develop technical and perceptual skills using the fundamental elements of drawing to create images and capture ideas and perhaps, during this process, we will discover new passions and other interests.

Learning objectives

  • Adapt to new media and situations in relation to artistic learning
  • Identify, analyze, interpret and synthesize the different natures that we will discover during the course
  • Use the materials and techniques offered by natural drawing
  • Be interested in the context through drawing
  • Reflect analytically and critically about our environment

Contents of the Subject

Natural drawing

  • 1. Presentation and structure of the subject
  • 2. Drawing of geometric shapes
  • 3. Drawing objects
  • 4. Still lifes
  • 5. Interior drawing
  • 6. Landscape drawing
  • 7. Drawing of urban landscapes
  • 8. The portrait
  • 9. The human body
  • 10. Drawing with natural model I
  • 11. Drawing with natural model II
  • 12. Movement and drawing
  • 13. Completion of the final project
  • 14. End of the subject: finishing the final project and sharing opinions


Edward Jobst Andrews Gerda Professor of Natural drawing

Edward Jobst Andrews Gerda

Completa el Grado en Bellas Artes y un Máster de Investigación en Arte y Creación por la UCM. Actualmente cursa el doctorado. Colabora en Conferencias sobre robótica, paisaje sonoro y performance. Su investigación artística en los últimos años va dirigida hacia la instalación y el Action Art. Examina la noción de las probabilidades entre el arte y la política y sobre la incidencia del arte en horizontes imposibles e imaginarios específicos. Participa un varias exposiciones colectivas, y sus exposiciones individuales incluyen: Galería L21, A Real Difference, Madrid, (2015); Sólo por azar, Toledo (2016), entre otros. Asiste a Mark Dion, Diego Hernández y Hisae Ikenaga en varios proyectos comisariados por Virginia Torrente. 2016/2017 trabaja en el grupo de investigación Programa Sin Créditos y en 2018/2020 forma parte del grupo de investigación “En los Márgenes del Arte: Tentativas de Emancipación” subvencionado por la comunidad de Madrid.