Jun 24, 2018  
2017-2018 
    
2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 210 - Figure Drawing

Credits: 3
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.

Prerequisite(s): ART 111  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 90
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. 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.
    1. Develop conceptual model through on-going lectures and demonstrations.
    2. Apply conceptual model during in-class drawing sessions.
    3. Synthesize information from in-class lectures and examples of master drawings.
    4. Present work to instructor for critical analysis.
    5. Review of work in written and verbal form by peers.
  2. Develop a beginning understanding of anatomy that will include the skeleton and major muscle groups that give the human body its particular form.
    1. Develop a working knowledge of anatomy through on-going lectures and demonstrations.
    2. Apply this knowledge during in-class drawing sessions.
    3. Work on anatomical drawings outside.
    4. Present work to instructor for critical analysis.
    5. Review of work in written and verbal form by peers.
  3. Sharpen perceptual and technical skills related to drawing the figure from observation.
    1. Utilize sighting and scanning techniques.
    2. Observe the effects of foreshortening on forms that comprise the human figure.
    3. Conceptualize the underlying structure of the human body so that it can be readily seen.
  4. Address formal and narrative concepts in figurative art.
    1. Discuss art historical references, and strategies for story telling in figurative art across culture and periods.
    2. Develop personal themes through informal writing in sketchbooks.
    3. Develop variations on themes through sketches.
  5. Interact productively with others in the studio environment.
    1. Participate in peer review.
    2. Engage in arranged and impromptu discussions on the progress of student work.
    3. Share resources and space.



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