May 22, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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ART 234 - Figure Drawing I

3 Credit(s)

Course Description: Introduces techniques and process in drawing the figure from life. This course provides a framework for the development of self-expression for beginning students, and presents advanced students with problem-solving experiences appropriate to issues in contemporary art. Students draw almost exclusively from live models, both nude and draped, using a range of materials and formats. Through direct observation, anatomical study, historical information and media experimentation, students develop their drawing skills and increase their ability to utilize the figurative form in creative works in an historical and contemporary context.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Accurately describe the proportions of the human figure.
  • CLO#2: Utilize a variety of drawing methods successfully, (gestural, structural, and volumetric) in a variety of mediums, to describe the figure in a variety of pose type and duration. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#3: Recognize, discuss, and analyze the use of the human form in contemporary and historical visual art.
  • CLO#4: Render the figurative image as a design component, exploring compositional and conceptual possibilities beyond simple transcription and realistic presentation.

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