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Life Drawing IV
Course: ART217

First Term: 1995 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Further development of skills in expressive drawing materials and techniques as applied to finished drawings of the human form

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Create expressive drawings of the human figure using design fundamentals. (I, II, IV)
2. Describe and stress particular anatomical design factors in figure drawing for expressiveness. (I, II, III, IV)
3. Draw with a selection of media and surfaces to enhance the expressive qualities of the figure image. (I, II, IV)
4. Execute finished compositional drawings in the manner of traditional or contemporary figure compositions. (I, II, III, IV, V)
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. Design
      2. Distortion
      3. Mood
      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   E. Historical references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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