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ARTS 250: Foundation drawing II (3 credits)
Course Syllabus

Grade Distribution-

Project I (including assignments)
Projects/assignments
Midterm Projects
Final Projects
Participation

Note: Make up for the projects will not be allowed under any circumstance. Students with valid excuses should fill in the “Student Excuse Form”, in the department. If the excuse form is approved, the student will be allowed to make up for the missed project along with the following exam (excluding final projects). If not, the student automatically receives an F grade. No Incomplete grades < I > will be given at the end of the semester, unless you have extenuating circumstances. There are no exceptions to this policy.

The grading system is divided on concept (creativity), research, sketches, design, execution and presentation. Students are allowed to correct their graded projects.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This studio and theory course is a continuation of drawing I, it concentrates on the techniques of the human body, including the refinement of skills and methods of graphic representation. It will also cover the drawing of objects in 3-D. Students will use traditional and non-traditional media; the course stresses figure, portraiture and composition

COURSE PREREQUISITE

ARTS200: Foundation Drawing I

COURSE OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, the students should be able to:
* Promote close observation and sensitive exploration of portrait and human figure drawing. * Promote an understanding of the classical proportions for portrait and figure forms. * Understand the mechanism of the human skeleton, joints, muscles and neck, torso, arm and leg. * Practice drawing and sketching portraits and figures using the different types of line sketching, negative and positive space, value schemes of lights and shade, for shortening and abstraction. * Develop a keen perception of visual world.

* Promote close observation and sensitive exploration of natural and manmade forms. CONTENTS:
- Introduction to the human figure and the study of portrait * Drawing will be handled all through these sessions
* It is important to remember that underneath your figure form there is a structure which is made up of skeleton & muscles. * Production of: 1- the ideal body (males and females)
2- Muscles body
3- The hand
4- The leg
5- The foot
6- The head
* Proportions of the portrait drawing: Classical drawing for portraits applied on the theories studied. * Practice projects
Media: Pencils, charcoal, pastel and ink
Method: Theories, illustrations, films and application

Attendance-

For legitimate reasons only, a student is allowed to absent him/herself for a maximum of 5 contact hours per studio course. Absence beyond the specified limit will be assessed by the Chairman of the Department and may result in an AW or other disciplinary measure.

If an illness (yourself or a close family member) causes you to: 1. Miss a studio class
2. Hand in the project late after the deadline
3. Miss the final project
4. Adversely affect your performance in the studio

You can, then, discuss this matter with your instructor whose final decision will be implemented.

Policies and Procedures-

* No student is allowed to enter into the classroom after 5 minutes of the commencement of the lecture. * ATTENDANCE
* For legitimate reasons only, a student is allowed to absent him/herself for a maximum of 6 hours per studio course. However, any absence greater than 1 hour will be counted toward the 10% evaluation. Absences beyond the specified limit will be assessed by the Chairman of the Department and may result in an AW or other disciplinary measures. An unexcused absence...
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