Art Studio 311

ARTS 311: Figure Drawing (2-D)

Prerequisites: ARTS 111

Credit Hours: (3) One hour demonstration, lecture or critique; three hours studio. (2-D)

Introduction to figure drawing starting with basic studies of anatomy and concluding with practice in skills that develop expressive drawings using the figure.

Note(s): ARTS 311 and/or ART 305 may be taken twice for a total of six hours credit.


Detailed Description of Course

This course will start by drawing aspects of human anatomy including muscle structure, skeleton and studies of the live model. Effects of lighting the figure and skills in chiariscuro drawing of the figure will develop skills in creating three dimensional space and form. Expressive mark making, gesture and studies in motion will develop skills in expressive drawings involving the figure as well as an understanding of gravity and weight. Various drawing materials to be incorporated are graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, ink, and pastels

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Course will involve extensive drawing practice in a studio setting with some outside assignments. Instructors, when appropriate, will demonstrate the skills expected and provide lectures and visual aides that give understanding to concepts and outcomes. In presentations and discussions of student work, students will learn how to verbally discuss works of art as well as express the objectives of their work.

Student Goals and Objectives of the Course.

• Students will develop technical skills in drawing the human figure as well as learn to create expressive drawings involving the human form.
• Students will also learn how to verbally discuss works of art as well as express the objectives of their work.

Assessment Measures

Since most student work will be done in class, class participation is essential in assessment. The quality and quantity of the work as progress in technical skill and expression factor in assessment. Each student will present a portfolio of work to the instructor for assessment.

Other Course Information


Review and Approval

October 2, 2012