Portfolio Preparation: Advanced Drawing/Introduction to the Figure
This course further develops skills of observation, spatial analysis, and compositional organization. Traditional and experimental drawing activities allow the student to develop their problem solving skills by exploring conceptual challenges in a variety of media. A portion of the class meetings are devoted to figure drawing from a live nude model. Proportion and structure as well as gesture and expressive qualities of the figure are introduced. Advice and direction is provided to those students preparing a portfolio for Otis or other college art programs. Includes a guest lecture by a counselor from Otis’ Admissions Office who offers information on college requirements.
Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience
First class materials: 18" x 24" drawing board, 18" x 24" white bond paper pad, 18" x 24" newsprint pad, 2 charcoal pencils soft or ex-soft, 1 kneaded eraser, 1 white eraser, 1 X-acto knife, 24 color box of oil pastels (no soft or chalk pastels), 2 sheets of Canson Mi-Teintes brand felt grey or steel grey colored paper.
• All students attending courses on the Goldsmith Campus must check in with Continuing Education staff in the lobby of the Ahmanson Building.
• All Portfolio Preparation students are required to submit a completed Pre-College Programs Emergency Contact Information Form and Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement of Receipt (last page) prior to admittance into the classroom. Students will not be permitted to attend without this.
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