Summer 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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 and on to value appropriation for rendering accurate dynamic figures. We will also address composition, lighting and stylistic development of the figure. This course uses both male and female live nude models provided by the school. We will critique our work intermittently as we proceed. There will be a final project directed at character development and your notebook/sketchbook due at the end of the course.
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:
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.