Art 12 Syllabus

The following is a course outline for a fifteen week semester in Art 12. The class meets for a three hour studio twice a week. In general, students draw from the model once a week. The other day is devoted to working on assignments in class, critiquing homeworks, or reviewing material.
     
WEEK

MODEL

ASSIGNMENT

1

Blind contour

Hands and feet and Blind self-study

2

Modified contour, Cross-section contour

Shell

3

Rapid contour and Gesture

Wash the shell and the blind self-study

4

Gesture using wash, pen and ink

Animal gestures

5

(holiday)



6

Form and visual measurement

Cambiaso

7

Modeling and weight, drapery in class


Drapery -- 2 week assignment. Begin with modeling and weight
8

Draped figure

Finishing drapery -- light

9

Draped figure with light



10

Mass conception, a bit of anatomy

Old Master -- 2 week assignment

11

Position, direction, and thrust



12

Light and shade

Final project -- 4 week assignment
Work on the final project in class the rest of the semester.
13

Composition



14

Review day



15

Final critiques

Final critiques