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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 274 - Figure Drawing I

Units: 3
Drawing the human figure from observation, using different media and techniques descriptively and interpretively.  Basic anatomy, proportions and composition. Highlight on figure drawing’s relevance in traditional and contemporary art.

Prerequisites: ART 100.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Draw the figure from observation using a wide range of media, demonstrating competency and understanding of: anatomy and structure, gesture drawings, contour line, proportions, mass, planes and foreshortening;
  2. Use of sighting for measurements and angles, value to describe light/shadow and visualize planes in space different compositional strategies using the figure;
  3. Interpret the figure expressively employing gesture, line, markmaking, value, color, mass, and proportions in compositions;
  4. Critique their own and other’s work using appropriate art vocabulary to describe their responses in both oral and written form;
  5. Be conversant with figure drawing’s role in historical and contemporary art.

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