Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTT 205 - Figure Drawing I

An introduction to figure drawing. Emphasis is placed on the problems involved in the visual interpretation of the human figure as a separate study, and in relation to its environment. Students will utilize a variety of drawing media. PREREQUISITE(S): ARTT 100  or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate creative problem solving through the application of abstract theoretical concepts, development of observational skills, and the use of technical skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate the figure to its environment. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and employ the relationship between, positive and negative shape and the picture plane. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Utilize expanded art terminology in reading, writing, and oral critiques to analyze and discuss the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual components of a drawing. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Develop a conceptual framework to understand, represent, and communicate about the visual experience. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurate represent proportions. (Observational Skill)
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately represent the foreshortened figure. (Observational Skill)
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and represent the fundamental elements of a pose. (Observational skill)
  • Demonstrate the ability to represent a convincing sense of posture and balance. (Observational Skill)
  • Utilize a variety of drawing media. (Technical Skill)
  • Identify the major bones and muscles of the body. (Technical Skill)
  • Relate anatomy to basic figure structure. (Technical Skill)
  • Develop a facility for quick drawing. (Technical Skill)

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