Summer 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Metz Greg
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3365 Section 5U1
M Time 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Course Title
Figure Drawing

Description of Course:

This is a figure drawing class for students that have had some basic drawing experience. The course will cover a background introduction of the many diverse representations and applications of the human figure throughout art. Students will begin with the basic simple armature and its relationship to gesture, balance and proportion employing schema variations to block out form. We will advance to more experimental adaptations of the gesture using a variety of mediums including paint. Due the long length of the classes this will be an intense effort to get into the creative flow inspired by the figure. We will address composition, lighting and stylistic development. This course uses live nude models provide by the school. We will critique our work intermittently as we proceed. There will be a final project and notebook/sketchbook due at the end of the course.

Required Texts:

Required Text: The Figure in Motion, Thomas Easley, ISBN 0-8230-1691-9
Art Students Anatomy, Edmond Farris ISBN 0-486-20744-7
Suggested Course Materials

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students will be expected to purchase their own supplies from a materials list hand out at first class (aprox. $75.00. They should have had an introduction to drawing class prior to this course.

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