Creating and Understanding Drawings helps your students build the visual competencies critical to any art-related field. This comprehensive, discipline-based program provides an outstanding introduction to studio art, art criticism, and art history. As students learn to understand and appreciate the drawings of others, they'll also gain the knowledge and confidence to improve their own work. The full-color layout highlights culturally diverse drawings and exceptional student artwork that motivate your students. A new organization of the text combines the studio experience your students want with the strong philosophical base they need. New material on animation and an emphasis on careers in art make this program more relevant than ever before.