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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 213 - Life Drawing I

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Drawing of human figures using the two-dimension concept as a graphic vehicle of expression. Includes gesture and contour drawing, varied time length poses, drawing problems, variety of materials, and individual and group critiques of work.

Recommendation: Completion of ART 110  before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate drawing processes using the human figure as subject via gesture drawing.
  2. Develop perceptual skills of positive and negative shapes through contour drawing of the figure.
  3. Display skill sets of perception through varied time-length poses.
  4. Analyze and address drawing problems of anatomical proportions and compositional issues.
  5. Develop abilities to work with a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials.
  6. Contribute to individual and group critiques.

  1. Gesture Drawing of the Figure
  2. Contour Drawing of the Figure
  3. Varied Time-Length Poses – From One Minute Poses to 5 Hour Poses
  4. Drawing Problems
    1. Line
    2. Body proportions and anatomical relationships
    3. Compositional elements
    4. Figure ground relationships
    5. Value
    6. Negative space
  5. Variety of Materials
    1. Charcoal
    2. Ink
    3. Graphite
    4. Conte
    5. Crayon
    6. Non traditional

VI.    Individual and Group Critiques of Work