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Figure Drawing

ART 210

Figure Drawing

ART 210

Course Description

Prerequisite: ART 111. Introduces drawing of the human figure in pictorial space. Emphasizes in-depth awareness of the body's underlying geometry and anatomical structure working with live model. (0-90)

Outcomes and Objectives

Develop a critical understanding of the major masses of the human body and their geometric equivalent, and to understand how these interlocking parts move in space relative to one another.

Objectives:

  • Develop conceptual model through on-going lectures and demonstrations.
  • Apply conceptual model during in-class drawing sessions.
  • Synthesize information from in-class lectures and examples of master drawings.
  • Present work to instructor for critical analysis.
  • Review of work in written and verbal form by peers.

Develop a beginning understanding of anatomy that will include the skeleton and major muscle groups that give the human body its particular form.

Objectives:

  • Develop a working knowledge of anatomy through on-going lectures and demonstrations.
  • Apply this knowledge during in-class drawing sessions.
  • Work on anatomical drawings outside.
  • Present work to instructor for critical analysis.
  • Review of work in written and verbal form by peers.

Sharpen perceptual and technical skills related to drawing the figure from observation.

Objectives:

  • Utilize sighting and scanning techniques.
  • Observe the effects of foreshortening on forms that comprise the human figure.
  • Conceptualize the underlying structure of the human body so that it can be readily seen.

Address formal and narrative concepts in figurative art.

Objectives:

  • Discuss art historical references, and strategies for story telling in figurative art across culture and periods.
  • Develop personal themes through informal writing in sketchbooks.
  • Develop variations on themes through sketches.

Interact productively with others in the studio environment.

Objectives:

  • Participate in peer review.
  • Engage in arranged and impromptu discussions on the progress of student work.
  • Share resources and space.