share this

COVID Planning
Stay up to date on our plans
Share This Search

Academics . Foundation . Courses

Foundation Courses

Life Drawing

Course No. FNDN 131  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christian Wulffen | Lorri Ott | Nicole Condon-Shih | Terry Clark
Prerequisite(s) Observational Drawing

Life Drawing continues to build on basic drawing concepts, methods, and materials that were introduced in the previous semester. Emphasis for Life Drawing is on the human figure, with observational drawing from the live model in the classroom, and weekly out-of-class drawing assignments which explore various figurative and perspective concepts. Special attention is given to visual analysis, composition, and expression through drawing from observation, including perspective theories as they relate to objects and environments. The language of mark making is also introduced in a range of wet and dry drawing media and includes an introduction to the use of color in drawing. Students develop a personal and process-based approach to drawing through the use of sketchbooks. Students are challenged to incorporate sketches and research into resolved drawings; to think critically regarding the content and process of drawing; to develop confidence when experimenting with new media; and to develop vocabulary in order to be an active, informed participant in class discussions and critiques. Prerequisite: FNDN 130 Observational Drawing.

Meet Your Faculty view all

Nicole Condon 5condon-shihboomingx3.jpg6condon-shihboomingx3frontview.jpg

Nicole Condon-Shih

Associate Professor | Chair of Foundation

Nicole Condon-Shih is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the intersection of art and science in a resear...more

Cores + Connections

Our connections are your connections.

While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.