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ART34A:  LIFE DRAWING


Course Description

Fundamentals of anatomy and representation of the human figure. Drawing from life. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (C-ID: ARTS 200) ADVISORY: Art 3A or review of student's portfolio.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and illustrate elements of design and composition
  • Identify and apply the skeletal and muscle structure of head, hands, feet, thorax, extremities and joints including facial expressions and cartilaginous structure
  • Demonstrate and apply line, value, area, shape, form, mass and volume theories
  • Demonstrate and apply a variety of spatial illusion techniques using the human form--and multiple point and aerial perspective
  • Demonstrate and apply the use of pencil, pastel, conte charcoal, inks and chalk media
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of matting, mounting and format techniques
  • Demonstrate and apply the historical and contemporary significance of the use of the human form in the arts
  • Apply modeling techniques for the human form in a variety of media and lighting environments


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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