Leonardo da Vinci said:
To learn to draw is to learn to see
The following are assignments and handouts for Art 118 (Figure Drawing) at UC Berkeley. The class is open to art majors and art minors. It is a study of drawing as a tool for articulating what the eyes, hand, and mind discover and investigate when coordinated. In order to truly see what we are looking at, we must connect the sense of touch directly with the line of sight. Everyone has wondered at the form of a shell shaped by the sea, or the shape of a stone smoothed by the waves. This class helps students to connect their feeling of wonder in nature to a sense of discovery as they draw - and ultimately - to a new sense of themselves.
Class meets for six hours of instructional studio and three hours of open studio per week.
Art 118, section 001
Prerequisite : Art 8, 12
355 Kroeber Hall
Prof. Jane Rosen
310 Kroeber Hall
Office hours : MW 12:30-1, 355 Kroeber Hall
The Natural Way to Draw, Kimon Nicolaides (recommended)
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters, Robert Beverly Hale (required)