This is a Studio Foundations course, open to majors and non-majors. This course will explore the nature of the 2-dimensional plane. Drawing and drawing methods will be employed to address the unique characteristics of 2-D perception. Drawing is a universal language with perceptual mechanisms that apply to all people from any culture. The conflict between customary perception (how we see for everyday purposes) and aesthetic perception (how we need to see for 2 dimensional drawing purposes) requires the same learning experience regardless of who you are and where you come from. Notwithstanding our increased dependence on technology, marking on paper continues to be a most expedient and economic means to express ideas for painting, sculpture, graphic design, industrial and furniture design, architectural plans, storyboards for films, videos, narratives for cartoons, mapping and so on.