Catalog 2017-2018 
    Jun 12, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 305 Figural Form-making and Hand Drawn Technique

5 credits

This advanced drawing class focuses on the human form as a basis for learning about composition, anatomy (including skeletal and muscular structure), and movement. Students will exit the class with the ability to draw the human form accurately in proportions, gesture, balance, structure, foreshortening, and surface anatomy. Students will conduct a thorough research project and present/teach the material to the class.

Prerequisites: Admission to the BTAD Program or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify bone structures and surface muscle in the human form
  • Use important anatomical reference points to establish proportion
  • Execute gesture drawings
  • Render complex three-dimensional form on the two-dimensional surface
  • Sketch schematic and planar-analysis drawings
  • Apply form and cast shadows with differentiation of soft/hard edges
  • Draw the human form through a range of motion
  • Emphasize iteration through developmental sketchbook drawings
  • Express abstract concepts through the human figure
  • Research a topic related to anatomy or figure drawing and present/teach the material to the class


Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20