ART 132 : Drawing II

Transcript title

Drawing II



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Recommended preparation

ART 131.


This is a foundation course with emphasis on observation and the development of fundamental drawing and composition skills. Concepts and skills developed in ART 131 will be applied to drawing the human figure and portraiture. Live models are used for the study of the human figure and portrait. Representational as well as expressive approaches will be applied. This course may be considered as part of the foundation for all further study in the visual arts.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to use elements of design and composition, materials, technologies, processes and organizational principles of various media.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the value of aesthetic engagement and the role that visual arts play in society.
3. Analyze and interpret, orally and/or in writing their own and other students' works of art created for class assignments.
4. Exhibit technical skill and visual communication particular to their chosen medium.
5. Engage in creative problem solving in their own work.

Content outline

Gesture drawings based on model
Drawing drapery and plaster casts
Contour and tone using massing based on model
Full figure drawing with emphasis on massing
Skeletal and muscular anatomy
Anatomy of the face and head
Surrealism, abstract expressionism and postmodernism
Context and surroundings

Required materials

Students will need to provide specific materials used in this course, please see the syllabus for a detailed list.

Grading methods

Grading will be based on participation in labs, discussions and critiques of completed assignments and the development of techniques and ideas in portfolio reviews.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Discipline Studies/Arts and Letters

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