Figure drawing course using direct observation. Expands the figure drawing experience by using the figure as a compositional element and explores a variety of media and drawing techniques. $30 lab fee. Prerequisite: ARTS 120.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
Most current editions of the following:
Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbooks used in the course.
The Natural Way to Draw
By Nicolaider, K. (Houghton Mifflin) Recommended
The Art of Responsive Drawing
By Goldstein, M. ( Prentice Hall) Recommended
Course Learning Outcomes
Explain the function of skeletal and muscular components of the figure.
Apply analytic procedures in the observation and representation of the human form.
Demonstrate drawing as a creative form of personal visual expression.
Discuss the drawing experience.
Illustrate a wide range of value in drawing as a means to proper design, expression, and represent space and form.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
Drawing from live models, the traditional approach to drawing skills development
Change the media and change the look and feel of your drawings
Change your approach and change the way you think about the drawing process
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.