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Life Drawing II
Course: ART117

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

Description: Further study of form, structure, and anatomy of the draped and undraped human figure with emphasis on composition

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Create expressive drawings of the human figure using design fundamentals. (I, II)
2. Draw with a variety of media and surfaces. (I, II, III)
3. Stress particular anatomical design factors in figure drawing. (I, II, III)
4. Execute compositional drawings in the manner of traditional figure compositions. (I, II, III, IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Elements of Design in Drawing
   A. Line
      1. Contour line
      2. Gesture line: movement
      3. Modeled line
      4. Line character
   B. Value
      1. Gesture
      2. Light and shadow
      3. Modeled form (massing)
   C. Space and form
      1. Positive and negative space relationships
      2. Figure as mass
      3. Complex forms in space relationships
II. Expressive Qualities
   A. Media and techniques
      1. Inherent possibilities
      2. Inherent limitations
   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
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/26/1994

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