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. Students will be required to contribute to a weekly discussion post in Canvas.
This course will be conducted as hybrid participation meaning that most time will be spent in-person on campus in the drawing studio, and some work time using Canvas, Zoom, and online model reference sites. A computer and access to the internet are required. If you do not have a computer one may be checked out to you from the campus library. All assignments must be submitted for review at the end of the session attended. Regularly scheduled synchronous (together) in-person meetings will take place once a week for a three-hour session. Students will be expected to take notes and work asynchronously (independent) for an average of 6-8 hours each week.
Fine Art, Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, Teaching
$130 fee covers studio fees and drawing supply kit. The supply kit contains all items related to course work. Exceptions will be made for students who have all materials confirmed after communicating this with the faculty.