Drawing II (11 sessions)
Continuing Education Course
Drawing from a live model each session, students will investigate topics such as: comparative anatomy (how most vertebrates share the same bones and muscles); an in-depth study of human anatomy, with specific attention to how joints function and the proportions of the human head; the anatomy of facial expressions. Proportion, linear perspective, light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, color theory and composition will also be discussed. Throughout the course we will use a range of mediums, including pencil, graphite stick, soft pastels, oil pastels, gouache, oil stick, scratchboard and silverpoint, and experiment with combinations of different mediums outside of conventional usage. At the beginning of each session there will be a demonstration of a specific medium. Some drawings will be worked on for several minutes, others for the entire session, depending on the goal at hand. Students will receive individual instruction.
NOTE: Please bring an (18×24″) white paper drawing pad and compressed (not vine) charcoal to the first session. This course may be taken for undergraduate credit. Please refer to FID-1135-CE in the credit courses section of this bulletin for details.