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ART 128 - The Human Figure in Art 1: Theory and Elements

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course introduces how the human form has been represented by various artists throughout history. In addition, students study the superficial muscular and skeletal systems of the human form as revealed by various contexts of light and shadow.

Prerequisites: ART 120  or consent of department
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Compare works of art which incorporate the use of the human figure to evoke a response from the viewer.
  2. Explain the relationship and importance of figure drawing to other art forms.
  3. Evaluate how drawings of the human figure that demonstrate accurate spatial relationships.
  4. Explain how drawings of the human figure demonstrate accurate value relationships.
  5. Analyze linear drawings for accurately recording the basic conformation of a human figure.
  6. Construct drawings that record light and shadow patterns on the topography of the human figure.
  7. Explain how spatial differentiation relates to a contour drawing of a human figure.
  8. Summarize how artists use positive and negative space in the placement of the figure on the drawing surfaces.
  9. Determine how life drawing can function in society.

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