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Administrative Unit: Art Department
Course Prefix and Number: ARTS 222
Course Title: Drawing II
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 6
Catalog Description: 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): ARTS 120.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): 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)
The Art of Responsive Drawing
By Goldstein, M. ( Prentice Hall)
Course Objectives
  • To hone drawing skills using live models with emphasis on figure placement, orientation and anatomical form development.
  • To explore a variety of drawing techniques, materials and personal drawing approaches in drawing the human figure.
  • To encourage the use of drawing as a creative form of personal visual expression.
  • To develop the ability to articulate effectively about drawing and composition in group critiques.
    Measurable Learning
  • Use the figure as a compositional element in their drawings.
  • Render the figure using a variety of media.
  • Demonstrate a variety of drawing approaches and procedures in drawing the human figure. (Gesture, blind contour, etc.).
  • Use chiaroscuro in developing the figure as a mass/space composition.
  • Articulate intelligently about the drawing experience.
    Topical Outline:
  • 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: 25

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    Prepared by: Ben Cameron Date: April 2, 2008
    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 objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. 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.

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