Heavy Lines will explore the material nature of drawing through experimentation with a variety of conventional and unconventional drawing materials and techniques. Beginning with an investigation of how lines exist in the world, the course will break down how drawn images function, while encouraging a highly experimental approach to drawing. Students will have the opportunity to work individually and in groups to develop material knowledge about drawing techniques and processes. Techniques which emphasize physical interaction, such as frottage and embossing, will be focused upon with the aim of developing new systems of creating lines, drawings and images. Novel approaches to drawing will be encouraged and unconventional materials will drive experimental drawing processes. Heavy Lines is designed to help students develop material knowledge about drawing techniques, as well as how to look at drawn images from a critical perspective. This class will be based firmly in experimentation and although it will cover representational concepts such as value and contour, it will mainly deal with non-representational images.