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Beginner Program  101
 
       


Program Description

The Beginner Program is designed to give students the necessary skills to represent the human figure in space with strong understanding.  A series of drawing exercises will introduce the basic elements of drawing the human figure including gesture, construction, form, foreshortening & basic anatomy.

Teaching Methods

  Demo - The instructor will demonstrate concepts and technique by drawing in front of the class.
  Hands on teaching - Working with each student, the instructor gives constructive suggestions and does individual demonstrations.
  Discussion - The instructor also illustrates the technical and expressive aspects of life drawing by showing examples of his own work, and the work of other artists.  Students will be encouraged to participate in group discussions and critiques as time allows.
  Individual Discussion
- Students will be guided by the instructor giving technical advice and suggested reading & research to benefit each student individually.


Program Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes identify the critical drawing abilities, knowledge and skills that successful students will have reliably demonstrated through
the learning experiences.  Successful students will have demonstrated knowledge and skill in the following:

  Gesture drawing
  Volumetric construction of the figure
  Skeletal and muscular structure
  Anatomical landmarks
  Proportion solving techniques
  Shape, structure and form in terms of
    dimensional drawing
  Draw figure with ground relationship


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Intermediate Program  102
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Program Description
The Intermediate Program is designed to expand student knowledge with the necessary skills to draw the human and animal figure in space with authority, understanding, believability & style.
A series of drawing exercises will introduce the elements of drawing the human and animal figure including gesture, construction, form, foreshortening & advanced anatomy.


Teaching Methods

  Demo - The instructor will demonstrate concepts and technique by drawing in front of the class.
  Hands on teaching - Working with each student, the instructor gives constructive suggestions and does individual demonstrations.
  Discussion - The instructor also illustrates the technical and expressive aspects of life drawing by showing examples of his own work, and the work of other artists.  Students will be encouraged to participate in group discussions and critiques as time allows.
  Individual Discussion
- Students will be guided by the instructor giving technical advice and suggested reading & research to benefit each student individually.


Program Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes identify the critical drawing abilities, knowledge and skills that successful students will have reliably demonstrated through
the learning experiences.  Successful students will have demonstrated knowledge and skill in the following:

  Dynamic gesture drawing
  Sculptural construction of the figure
  Skeletal and muscular structure
  Anatomical landmarks
  Proportion solving techniques
  Shape, silhouette, structure and form in terms of
    dimensional drawing
  Draw figure with ground relationship
  Stylistic approach to shorthands



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