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Large Scale Figure Drawing: Construction and Form Analysis


This drawing course focuses on drawing the oversized or life size human figure, constructing the form and capturing the gesture. This class will be divided into three major drawings with lectures on some anatomy given. Students learn methods of gesturing and measuring, designed to create a convincing structural illusion and transparent beauty of the human figure. The human figure is the most amazing machine ever designed. Gain power in your drawing by learning anatomy. Lectures and demonstrations are given on each major anatomical part of the human figure. Students do direct drawing in three week studies. Students draw with charcoal or Conte pencil. All work is done on 32”x48” paper, or larger. At home studies are encouraged.

Prerequisite: Life Drawing or equivalent knowledge

First class materials: Pencil Sharpener, Retractable Breakaway Knife, Large Kneaded Eraser, Charcoal Pencils - HB, 2B,
18” x 24” Newsprint , Extra soft vine charcoal, chamois cloth, 4 extra large alligator clips, 48”x 10’ roll of drawing paper

OPTIONAL TEXTS:
COMPLETE GUIDE TO LIFE DRAWING, Gottfried Bammes, Search Press, ISBN-10: 1844486907
ARTISTIC ANATOMY, Dr. Paul Richer, ISBN-10: 0823002977
FIGURE DRAWING: DESIGN AND INVENTION, Michael Hampton, ISBN-10: 0615272819
THE HUMAN FIGURE, David K. Rubins, 1953, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-004243-1

Course Details
Course Code: XDWG1018
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Drawing
Instructor: Beverly Bledsoe
Meeting Day(s): Sunday
Meeting Time(s): 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 07, 2014  -  November 09, 2014
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 18
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35330 $395  
Certificate 35331 $430  
Credit 35332 $1250  
8 of 18 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $395 or more (ends at Open House).
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