32:271 Figure Drawing [Wood]

Prerequisite: both of the following: 32:151, 32:184 or permission of Instructor.

This course introduces students to figuration as mode of expressive communication, with a focus on hands-on figure drawing.  Students will create drawings of the human figure using both an anatomical and structural approach.  Live models are frequently used as drawing subjects to enhance understanding of proportion, movement and gender(s) in the human form. Various drawing media and techniques will be used to investigate expressive potential and critical content.  An investigation of the role of figuration in art historical and contemporary contexts will be undertaken while applying figure drawing to one’s own contemporary conceptual practice.
1.5 lecture hours per week, 2.5 studio hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Lisa Wood