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Life Drawing I
Course: ART116

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Use of form, structure and anatomy of draped and undraped human figure to develop basic principles of sound draftsmanship

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Draw the human figure using different techniques of seeing and drawing. (I,II)
2. Identify and locate basic bone and muscle structures man form. (III)
3. Create tonal (value) drawings of the human figure with a variety of drawing media. (I, II)
4. Describe how artists have traditionally expressed the human figure. (II, IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Learning to See Techniques through Drawings
   A. Observing contours and planes of the human form
   B. Constructing the forms through gesture
   C. Looking at negative space
   D. Seeing the figure as a form in the drawing space
   E. Sighting: proportion and measurement devices
II. Types of Drawings
   A. Line drawing
   B. Gesture
   C. Modeled
   D. Sustained (long-term)
III. Drawing Specific Anatomical Features
   A. Skeleton
   B. Muscles
IV. Traditional and Contemporary Figures Resources
   A. Libraries, museums, and galleries
   B. Presentation slides of figure drawings
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/26/1994

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