Student working on sketch of man's head

The UAA Drawing Program begins with a rigorous exploration of traditional methods of representation to strengthen skills in seeing and thinking. Students are exposed to contemporary styles and ideas about Drawing throughout the curriculum. The Drawing Studio’s still life collection is a significant resource that includes life size skeletons, molds of human hands, feet and head, plus access to the ARLIS collection of Alaskan furs, bird mounts and skulls. Advanced and Experimental courses strive to develop a student’s personal creativity and maturity of expression.

Degrees offered

  • BFA, Art (Drawing)
  • Classes taken in this area can be applied towards a BA, Art

Learn More About Our Drawing Curriculum

Drawing Faculty

Garry Mealor

Chair, Department of Art
Associate Professor, Drawing & Watercolor 
ARTS 304

(907) 786-1736


Student Work

Drawing of Woman in a fur
Drawing of skull and chicks
Drawing of a statue photo, rose, fish, strawberries, and honey
Drawing of notebook and blanket (soft textures)
Drawing of a female face and geometric overlay
Drawing of an old style wheelchair and bicycle
Drawing of geometric shapes and skulls
Drawings of two figures
Canada Goose - Maltilda Jacobson
Drawings of wings, scales, and music notes


Paying for Your Education 

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