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Figure Drawing I
9 Weeks | $315 | In-Class

Gain greater confidence in your ability to compose and render the human form. This course provides an in-depth study of how to draw the human figure using live nude models. Within a positive and supportive environment, you will focus on basic proportions and proper construction of the human form as well as light and shadow, contour, line, and composition. In-class drawing exercises will be enhanced by demonstrations of how to simplify and assemble the more complex areas of the body.

What You Will Learn:

  • Fundamental tools for and experience in drawing live nude models. 
  • How to draw from short and long poses, and basic ways to approach life drawing, such as capturing gesture, measuring proportion, and understanding and clearly drawing the perspective within a human form.
  • How to work with line as well as with shapes of value (light and dark).


Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer | In-Class
Course Fee: $315
Prerequisite: Drawing I: Focus on Perception (ART-40166)
Materials: Please bring 18x24"" pad of newsprint paper, drawing board, charcoal sticks to first class. Materials list given first class meeting.
Note: Model fee is included in the course fee. Minors must have department permission to enroll: (858) 534-5760. Bring 18"x24" newsprint pad, drawing board and charcoal sticks to the first class meeting. Elective course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate. 
Contact: For more information about this course, please email ahl@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: ART-40006
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative ProcessChildren’s Book Illustration

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