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Life Drawing III
Course: ART216

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   6.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: T

Description: Advanced creative study from model in various painting and drawing media

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Create expressive drawings of the human figure using design fundamentals. (I, II, IV)
2. Draw with a variety of media and surfaces. (I, II, III, IV)
3. Execute finished compositional drawings in the manner of traditional and contemporary figure compositions. (I, II, III, IV, V)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Elements of Design
   A. Line
      1. Contour line
      2. Gesture line
      3. Modeled line
      4. Line character
      5. Line as texture
   B. Value
      1. Gesture
      2. Light and shadow
      3. Modeled form
      4. Texture as value
   C. Space and form
      1. Positive and negative space relationship
      2. Figure as mass
      3. Complex forms in space relationships
II. Expressive Qualities
   A. Media and techniques
   B. Composition
      1. Mood
      2. Distortion
      3. Design
      4. Content
      5. Relationship of media to content
III. Anatomical Factors
   A. Muscles
   B. Bones and joints
   C. Figure as a design system
IV. Materials
   A. Drawing media
   B. Drawing surfaces
V. Finished Drawings
   A. Critical analysis
   B. Technical competency
   C. Sketchbook development
   D. Composition
   E. Historical references
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6/27/1995

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