Drawing: The Figure

Spring 2021
Sophomore - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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This introductory to intermediate course provides a strong foundational understanding of principles and techniques of fine art figure drawing. Students will expand their basic structural drawing and perceptual skills through the study of the figure’s relation to the environment, including movement and drapery. Students will discover individual sensibilities of mark-making and aspects of personal vision through a variety of traditional and non-traditional drawing media and techniques. We will emphasize observational skills and proportional relationships of a live nude model. Students will learn basic anatomy for the artist and be challenged to learn the common vocabulary of the posterior and anterior form. They will also learn the correct terms for the muscle structure of the human skeletal and muscular system. Individually, students will keep a sketchbook throughout the quarter and complete regular drawing assignments outside of class. A final portfolio of completed assignments will be reviewed at the end of the quarter in a group critique. 

All work will be conducted remotely, using Canvas and Zoom. A computer and access to the internet are preferred but not required, a phone may be used to connect during class sessions, all assignments must be submitted for review at the end of the session attended. Regularly scheduled synchronous (together) virtual meetings will take place once a week for a three-hour session. Through step-by-step demonstrations and video tutorials, students will be expected to take notes and work asynchronously (independent) for an average of six hours during each week.  Students will be required to contribute to a class blog in Canvas.  Students will be required to purchase a basic supply kit that will be theirs to keep. This will be available through the Greener Bookstore. The cost is estimated around $60.00.




Spring 2021 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(4): 30139

Academic details

Preparatory For

Fine Art, Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, Teaching

Maximum Enrollment
Class Standing

Each student will be assigned a $10.00 fee in association with enrollment of this offering. The funds will be applied to purchase of materials that are directly related to the curriculum which is outlined in the course description and pertains to specific printmaking processes. This includes materials that will be shared among all enrolled students, including a live model, newsprint, and cleaning supplies.

Special Expenses

Students will be required to purchase drawing material kits from the Greener Bookstore. The estimated cost is $60.


In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
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First Meeting

May be offered again in
<p>Spring 2022</p>