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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

IMAG 210 Drawing: Natural Forms and the Human Figure

College of Art, Media & Design CAMD Cross-College

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Drawing from natural forms and the human figure respects the historical practice of maturing the human gaze. This course nurtures the eye’s ability to discern the difference between gross and subtle distinctions in visual information and it poses projects and problems that improve the student’s ability to sustain observation and use vision discerningly, logically and intelligently as it applies to Art, Film, and Design. The class couples an intensive effort at serious scholarship based on principles of visual perception with an awareness of the value of using drawing as a tool for thought. Basic drawing materials are used and exercises in perceptual skills are practiced. Analytical thinking permeates the course and integrates the quest for insights about the graphic and spatial qualities of a variety of subjects related to natural forms and the human body. Indispensable methods of recording information based on principles of location, size, proximity, orientation and proportion are explained and utilized in the execution of drawings of various scales and media. Reading, writing, research, off-campus visits and a collaborative assignment, are all folded into the flow of course activities.

Prerequisites IMAG*101

This course is not repeatable for credit.