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ART 205 Human Life Drawing

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.

This class draws from the nude human form.


Prerequisites: ART 121  

Course Outcomes
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
  • 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
  • Contextualize Figure Formalist and Figure Humanist artworks in their respective traditions

Total Hours: 60 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 40 Guided Practice (Lab or Clinical) Hours: 20