The goal of this course is to give the students a basic background in the world of drawing and design.  The students will draw basic shapes and objects using only pencil and paper.  The students will learn to draw scaled schematic drawings and also how to dimension them properly.  They will be challenged with various problem solving activities.  Students will be required to do both individual and group activities in the classroom.  They will brainstorm, design, sketch, build, and test models in the class.  All projects will be submitted for grading by peers and/or the teacher.  By the time the class is completed the students demonstrate a strong understanding of design process and how it applies to real world dilemmas.