Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ART 210 - Life Drawing I

Description: Developing skills and expressiveness in drawing a basic form, construction and gesture of the human figure. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 110  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Contour drawing
  2. Gesture drawing
  3. Negative shapes
  4. Weight
  5. Modeling/value
  6. Anatomy and proportion
  7. Foreshortening
  8. Experimentation with various media
  9. Formal elements and principles of design
  10. Historical and contemporary art examples
  11. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Execute a contour drawing of a human figure.
  2. Draw the gesture of a figure.
  3. Identify and utilize negative shapes in drawing the figure.
  4. Depict weight.
  5. Utilize modeling when drawing the figure.
  6. Employ anatomy and proportion in drawing.
  7. Draw foreshortening.
  8. Utilize different media - ink, charcoal, pencil and some color media.
  9. Identify the formal elements and principles of design.
  10. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design.
  11. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design.
  12. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
  13. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

Required Assessment:
  1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.