ART 234 : Figure Drawing I

Transcript title

Figure Drawing I



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Recommended preparation

ART 131 or instructor approval.


Studio introduction to drawing the clothed and unclothed figure using a variety of techniques and media.

Learning outcomes

1. Understand figure drawing as a process of perception.
2. Depict the human form in an expressive and personal manner
3. Understand the use of various media.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of how shape, value, line and contrast form the structure of a drawing of the human form.
5. Visually organize a depiction of the human figure in a spatial setting.
6. Explore the notion of abstract and positive negative space as it relates to the human form.
7. Analyze and explain drawings made in class.
8. Apply the principles of composition to drawing the human form.

Content outline

1. Drawing as a process of perception
2. Expressive and personal style
3. Variety of media
4. Shape, value, line and contrast
5. Spatial setting
6. Abstract and positive negative space as it relates to the human form

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 participation in labs, discussions and critiques of completed assignments and the development of critiques and ideas demonstrated in portfolio reviews.

Outside of

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