Life Drawing Lab (DRW2118.01)

Colin Brant

Drawing Lab provides an opportunity for student artists of all experience levels to further develop their skills with observationally-based drawing. Working primarily with the human figure, students build increased understanding of the poetic, dynamic, and inherently abstract nature of drawing, while paying close attention to the potential of formal elements such as shape, line, form, and the creation of pictorial space. Although each class period provides structures and activities within which students work, the ultimate aim of this course is to allow students the time and space necessary to further develop their drawing skills so as to best support individual projects and concerns. Class time is divided between drawing from life, discussing student work, and examining the use of the figure in visual art, both using contemporary and historical examples.

Please note that this course may require additional materials purchased by the student. Please note: much of this class will be spent drawing the human figure, both clothed and unclothed.


Learning Outcomes:
Learn how to observe and draw the figure.
Learn how to translate observation into marks on paper.
Learn how to approach drawing experientially.
Learn how to organize a drawing.
Learn how to follow an independent vision and approach.
Learn how to see, think, and act creatively.
Learn about practice of art making.
Learn about trusting and becoming open to the process of discovery.
Learn about context of making figure drawings.
Learn about artists past and present making figure drawings.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W, 7:00PM-8:50PM (new time as of 6/10/2021) (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every Term

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