Introduction to the human figure as historically traditional subject matter as well as an important component in self expression. Covers proportion, foreshortening, and composition. Prerequisite: ART 190.
This course provides continuity to vocabulary developed in beginning drawing (Art 190), including drawing the human figure with emphasis on structure, form, and anatomy, with more emphasis given to the development of individual qualities. The following are some of the main agendas: • the human structure, the skeleton, and the muscles • gesture sketch and spatial gesture • master study and drawing from memories • figure structure and the landmarks on the figure • long and short pose drawings
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Classroom sessions will be devoted to the instructor’s demonstrations, slide lectures, students’ in-class drawing from life, master-study, and class and individual critiques and discussions of both in-class work and homework assignments.
The student must complete Art 190 before taking this course.
Class assignments and grading
The main focus of the in-class and homework assignments is to learn visual language through observational study from nature and the great artwork in the history of art.
Grades will be given based on the quality of the student’s works (in-class and homework) and participation in the class. Grading considerations include: 1.) Completing the requirements, demonstrating control of the media to achieve creative results in terms of content and conceptual growth. 2.) Using class time to the student’s best advantage to complete work. 3.) Offering constructive criticism of others' work during class critiques. 4.) Meeting deadlines.