SRJC Course Outlines

6/16/2024 11:58:28 PMART 112A Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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Discipline and Nbr:  ART 112ATitle:  INTERMED FIGURE DRAWING  
Full Title:  Intermediate Figure Drawing
Last Reviewed:3/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.006 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A continuation of the basic pictorial problems and challenges begun in Art 12, introducing more complex subject matter, concepts, and processes.

Course Completion of ART 12

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A continuation of the basic pictorial problems and challenges begun in Art 12, introducing more complex subject matter, concepts, and processes.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ART 12
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Draw the human figure using a variety of graphic tools and media.
2.  Draw the human figure employing advanced drawing concepts such as proportion, anatomy,
    movement, composition, revision, and expression.
3.  Synthesize complex relationships into a cohesive whole in drawings of the human figure.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze the figure from the inside out using an understanding of skeletal, muscular, and
    surface anatomy.
2. Examine and analyze master figure drawings, both historical and contemporary.
3. Explore and utilize a broad variety of wet and dry materials.
4. Describe, explore, and evaluate figurative composition in terms of design principles and goals:
    unity, order, interest, contrast, variety, accent, balance, dominance and subordination, et al.
5. Describe, explore, and evaluate figurative investigation and composition in terms of art
    elements (line, shape, value, texture, color) rather than objectification of the figure.
6. Identify and translate visual information: light/shadow, contour, mass, tension, rhythms, and
    position in space to promote clarity of intention and aesthetic resolution.
7. Exercise ability to make critical evaluations of problem solving processes and aesthetic
8. Access and develop individual/authentic, expressive/aesthetic drawing responses.

Topics and Scope
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I. Gesture
    A. Identifying movement
    B. Dominant action lines
    C. Speed of line
II. Contour
    A. Identifying edges of forms
    B. Blind contour
    C. Sighted contour
    D. Pacing
III. Anatomy
    A. Basic skeletal anatomy
    B. Surface anatomy
IV. Materials
    A. Willow charcoal
    B. Conte crayon
    C. Graphite
    D. Pen and ink
     E. Brush and Ink
V. Value Relationships
    A. Subtractive Drawing
    B. Modelling
     C. Value Simplification
    D. Toned ground
VI. Composition
    A. Filling the page
    B. Figure-frame relationship
    C. Cropping
    D. Figure in the environment
VII. Critique
    A. Identifying strengths and weaknesses in one's own drawings
    B. Identifying strengths and weaknesses in other students' drawings
    C. Oral presentation of drawings
All sections covered in both the lecture and lab portions of the course.

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Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Gestural warm-ups
2. Drawing the figure as cylinders with core shadows, superimposing human contour lines
3. Identification of anatomical landmarks. Drawing the skeleton and superimposing the figure
4. Perception and exploration of graphic surface tensions and stresses with organic lines
5. Charting with straight lines: angles and directions, proportion, bilateral partners, and surface
    anatomy points of location
6. Crosshatching and cross contour drawing to create the illusion of form
7. Establishing strategies for organizing: synthesize 1 - 6 with extended layering strategy
8. Tonal drawing, creating five to seven values
9. Developing value relationships using toned paper, white and black drawing materials
10. Combining wet and dry approaches
11. Pen and ink: line, cross hatch and cross contour
12. Simplifying shape and value relationships using ink washes
13. Sketching the figure in motion
14. Long poses, extended to three hours
15. Distortion, exaggeration and abstraction
16. Figurative drawing with collage
17. Oral critique

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Homework problems for example: gesture and contour drawings, mass drawings, skeletal analysis, self-portrait, master copy, and drawings of the hands
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Class performances for example, creating life drawing studies and oral participation in group critiques
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
60 - 80%
A portfolio of completed work will be the major basis for course grade. Other factors: attendance/class participation, attitude, attentiveness, effort, growth, participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Figure Drawing, The Structure, Anatomy and Expressive Design of Human Form. 7th ed.  Goldstein, Nathan.  Pearson Education. 2010 (classic)
The Natural Way to Draw. Nicolaides, Kimon.  Souvenir Press Ltd. 2008 (classic)
Drawing From Life. 3rd ed.  Brown, Clint and McLean, Cheryl. Wadsworth/Thomson. 2003 (classic)

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