Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3367 Section 001
W Time 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Course Title
Painting and Drawing the Figure

Description of Course:

This is a figure drawing class for students that have had some basic drawing or painting experience. The course will cover a background introduction of the many diverse representations and applications of the human figure throughout art focusing on drawing, painting and mixed media. 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 drawing mediums including paint. We will address composition, lighting and stylistic development. This course uses live nude models provided by the school. We will critique our work intermittently as we progress. 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

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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