ART-4o1-oo1 & ART-4o1-oo2
Life Drawing II
Fall 2010
2:30 – 5:35 pm
Micheels Hall 287

~Save all drawings done during the semester~

You must have completed life drawing 1 (ART 3o1) before participating in life drawing 2.

In Life Drawing II, you will:
·      Deepen your understanding of artistic anatomy.
·      Refine your use of line, mark-making, and value to describe the figure in illusionistic space.
·      Wrestle with complex drawing issues such as exaggeration and distortion of forms, description of the environment around the figure, development of multiple-figure compositions, etc.
·      Expand the use of media, scale, and point of view in your drawings.
·      Examine ways of representing the body.
·      Develop and research ideas, concerns, and obsessions you want to attend to in your drawings.
·      Look at historical and contemporary examples of other artists’ representations of the figure.
·      Find source material and imagery for creating your own drawings.
·      Use writing to explore influences, clarify ideas, and analyze drawings.

I expect you to:
·      Attend class

·      Give considerable focus and energy to the drawing process, ask questions, engage in class discussions, communicate with me any concerns about the class or course work

·      Complete assigned course work:
o   In-class drawings
o   Homework assignments
o   Blog posts/weekly reflections
o   Final project

Let me know via e-mail if you can’t make it to class.

If you miss a class, ask your classmates to show you drawings and notes you may have missed.

After three missed classes, your grade will be lowered.
After seven missed classes, you will fail the course.

Final Exam
We will divide into two groups to meet during the final exam times. You will need to attend one of these sessions:
Thursday, December 16, 2010 (12:00 - 1:50 pm)
Thursday, December 16, 2010 (4:00 – 5:50 pm)

Grading Policy
·      Your grade will be based primarily on your final e-portfolio in which you showcase your learning over the semester and best examples from the class. This e-portfolio will include gesture drawings, long drawings, and written refections.

·      A mid-term e-portfolio will be graded to give you an idea of your standing in the class at that point.

·      Your grade will also be affected by such “subjective” qualities as these:
1. are you present?
2. in mind as well as body?
3. open to suggestions?
4. helpful in class discussions?
5. awake during lecture time?

For most of the semester I am your coach/advocate. I will encourage, support, and challenge you in order for you to become a better artist.

During midterm and final grading (and in other critque sessions), my role shifts from advocate to judge. It is then my job to give you a fair and accurate gauge of where your work and class participation fit within the standards and expectations of the university and of the larger art & design professional community.

Newsprint (18" x 24" or 24” x 36”)
Large drawing paper (Strathmore 100 lb. rolls, 42” x 10 yds.)
Other drawing paper and supports, depending on your needs
Drawing board and clips
Masking tape
Charcoal pencil
Conte pencil
Ink with pen or brush
X-acto knife
Sand paper

Atlas of Human Musculature in Clay (Volumes 1 – 5), Jon Zahourek, ed. Kenneth Morgareidge, Zahourek Systems, Inc., 1994.

In addition to the texts, each student may be checked out a half Maniken for his/her use during the semester. The Manikens are property of UW–Stout Instructional Resources Services. You are responsible for the Maniken checked out to you. If the Maniken is missing, lost, damaged, etc., you are financially responsible to replace it through IRS.

World Famous Lectures on Artistic Anatomy & Figure Drawing
Robert Beverly Hale

Lecture 1 Rib Cage [78 minutes]
Lecture 2 Pelvis [ 81 minutes]
Lecture 3 Leg [74 minutes]
Lecture 4 Foot [72 minutes]
Lecture 5 Shoulder Firdle I [77 minutes]
Lecture 6 Shoulder Girdle ll [ 68 minutes]
Lecture 7 Arm [76 minutes]
Lecture 8 Hand [80 minutes]
Lecture 9 Head/skull [80 minutes]
Lecture 10 Head and features [97 minutes]

These are available in the library.

Art Education Artifacts
The course objectives of this course meet:
• Wisconsin Standard 1: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches.
• UW–Stout School of Education Domain 1a: Demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy.
• Wisconsin Standard 9: The teacher is a reflective practitioner.

Portfolio Artifact: skull, portrait, full skeleton, or final project
• Art education students will be required to reflect in writing on this artifact.
• Art education students will be required to upload papers and digital images of their studio works into their e-portfolios.