AFD211 - Figure Studio II

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Subject Title
Figure Studio II

Subject Description
This course will be a continuation of Studio 1. Students will continue to apply the knowledge they have gained in the first semester to the principals and skills of drawing from life. Building on essential drawing techniques and anatomical studies this class concentrates on the development of 3 dimensional volume in model based studies. Students will explore the features of the face, expression, drapery and the use of reference material.
Pre-requisite: AFD111

Credit Status
Art Fundamentals Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate intermediate skills in freehand drawing through observational drawing in both fast and sustained poses.
  • Apply visual design elements and principals to drawing from the figure
  •  Accurately draw the human figure demonstrating an understanding of anatomy, weight, balance.
  • Communicate the subtleties of human form through practiced observational skills
  • Respond constructively and professionally to giving and receiving critical feedback in the process of evaluating work
  • Organize a portfolio of developed work for presentation purposes

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.