Fall 2005
Fully Enrolled

ARTS 635
Drawing the Human Figure

Frazer,John T.

09/12/2005 - 12/17/2005
Saturday 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Art Workshop 105

This studio course is dedicated exclusively to the effective articulation of the nude human form, with particular attention given to the various ways in which three-dimensional structures are developed on a two-dimensional surface. Using a variety of drawing tools and drawing techniques, we shall explore such Visual problems as contour, volume, movement, proportion, tone, shadow, and modeling. The skeleton will be studied as well as the visible musculature.

Full attendance is expected and is essential to the full emergence of each individual talent. A major part of the final grade is based on the students' growth in drawing ability.

This course is appropriate for students at all levels, who seek sustained practice in classical figure drawing. Drawing assignments to be done outside are an important part of the learning. Students will provide their own drawing instruments; a small packet of basic supplies will be available for purchase at the first class meeting (please bring a check to make payment).

Additional course fee: $75.

John Frazer (B.F.A. Texas College; M.F.A. Yale University) is professor of art emeritus, whose paintings have been featured in 23 solo exhibitions and more than 30 group exhibitions.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Studio

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

Texts to purchase for this course:
A packet of art supplies will be available for students at Broad Street Books, 45 Broad Street, Middletown, 860-685-7323. This packet is mandatory for all students and required for the first class meeting.

1 box Grumbacher medium charcoal

1 stick 3B compressed charcoal

1 Mars eraser

1 box Conte crayons #2262 mixed/soft 6B

2 lumi graph pencils

2 bulldog clips

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