ART 132A Beginning Figure Drawing (3)
Lec-35, Lab-70, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduction to the basic concepts of drawing the nude figure from life. Students develop a practical understanding of surface anatomy and proportions using a variety of media and techniques, acquire perceptual and critical thinking skills, and are introduced to the expressive potential of figurative drawing.
C-ID ARTS 200
ART 132A is strongly recommended for all art majors.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Demonstrate effective use of drawing methods such as gesture, contour, organizational line drawing, and value modeling.
- Outcome 2: Apply gained technical skills using variety of basic materials such as pencil, charcoal, graphite, and ink to create volume.
- Outcome 3: Introduce and integrate knowledge and techniques of sighting and measuring as well as linear perspective to create convincing spatial illusion in drawing.
- Outcome 4: Create volume and mass with line and value.
- Outcome 5: Identify and represent major muscle groups and bone structures.
- Outcome 6: Organize figure-ground composition using visual principles of design.
- Outcome 7: Identify basic historical, contemporary, and professional developments as it relates to figure drawing.
- Outcome 8: Evaluate and revise one's own work in response to feedback provided by the instructor and peers during discussions and critiques.