Interpreting the Figure Winter 2024

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This studio class investigates the human figure through observational drawing methods that include dry media, watercolor and experimental approaches. Students will work from the nude or draped model, sculptural forms, and reference images, as well as posing for each other (clothed). To contextualize the studio work, students will examine diverse ways the figure has been represented across time from several cultures and continents. Outside of class hours, students will be expected to keep a drawing and watercolor sketchbook of assigned prompts, drawing and written ‘reflections’, engaging with it a minimum of 10 hours per week. Additionally, the class will make site visits to WCMA and The Clark Art Institute. Required readings and film screenings will be assigned. Students will present and exhibit their final projects at the completion of WSP. Time commitment will be 2 3-hour classes per week plus a Friday field trip: attendance required.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 14
Expected: NA
Class#: 1054
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Presentation(s); Creative project(s)
Prerequisites: Basic Drawing experience is helpful but not required.
Enrollment Preferences: Seniority
Unit Notes: Julia Morgan is a practicing visual artist and art educator. She holds an MFA from Vermont College.
Materials/Lab Fee: $170. Lab and materials fees for all studio art classes are covered by the Book Grant for all Williams financial aid recipients.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression

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