ART 234 : Figure Drawing

Transcript title

Figure Drawing



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Recommended preparation

ART 131.


Introduces drawing the clothed and unclothed figure using a variety of techniques and media. Uses models for the study of the human figure and portrait. Addresses representational and expressive approaches.

Learning outcomes

1. Compose drawings of the human figure in a spatial setting that depict the human form in an expressive and personal manner.
2. Contextualize self-created work within the historical and cultural traditions of figurative art.
3. Use media-specific terminology to receive and provide feedback.

Content outline

I. Gesture drawings of the human form
II. Drawing drapery on the figure and plaster casts
III. Figure drawing using values
IV. Human anatomy for drawing: skeletal, muscular, head, and face
V. Chiaroscuro
VI. Shape, value, line, contrast, and positive and negative space related to the human form
VII. Constructive critique, giving and receiving

Required materials

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

Grading methods

Grading is based on assignment completion and participation in discussions and critiques of assignments.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Arts and Letters

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