Summer 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3367 Section 0U1
M Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Course Title
Figure Drawing

Description of Course:

This figure drawing course is for students who 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 the history of 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 progress to more anatomical studies followed by experimental adaptations using a variety of 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 proceed. There will be a final project and notebook/sketchbook due at the end of the course. Advanced figure drawing students may focus on stylistic development of their choice.

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

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Prerequisites: ARTS 1316, ARTS 2380, or permission of instructor.

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