Figure Drawing 2
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Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 36.0
Credit Value: 2.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2016
Prerequisites: (ARTS70005)
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Fine Arts
Program Coordinator(s): John Parker
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course is designed to integrate the fundamental approaches to drawing the figure. Students will be introduced to the principle factors of drawing in terms of structural, anatomical, compositional and expressive components. Through exercises involving elements such as gesture, line, shape, value, perspective and volume, students will become familiar with the basic visual tools of graphic description, and how these elements interact.

Program Context

Fine Arts Program Coordinator: John Parker
This is an elective course in the Continuing Education Fine Arts Certificate program.

Course Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes identify the critical performances, and the knowledge, skills and attitudes that successful students will have reliably demonstrated through the learning experiences and evaluation in the course. Successful students will have demonstrated the following:

     -  Line and its diverse functions
     -  Proportion solving techniques
     -  Anatomical Landmarks
     -  The six elements of light
     -  The clear organization of tones
     -  The elements of gesture drawing
     -  Shape, structure and form in terms of dimensional design
     -  Draw the gesture
     -  Use line to express contour, structure and form
     -  Use tone to express bulk, structure and form
     -  Draw figure/ground relationships
     -  Compose the figure
     -  Render the figure in two tone
     -  Render the figure in multiple tones
     -  Solve problems in terms of proportion
     -  Understanding the importance of learning and practicing 
        the basic exercises
     -  Determination to improve through perseverance and discipline
     -  Ability to explore and experiment without fear of failure
     -  Reliability through attendance and participation
     -  Ability to accept constructive criticism from peers and 
     -  Inspiration to develop personal expansion
Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Students will be evaluated on a portfolio of work produced during the 
course.  Homework assignments are optional.  Students will select no 
more than twelve drawings and no less than six for their final 
critique, which will count for 80% of their final grade. 
Participation in class critiques will count for 10%. Attendance will
count for 10%

Full participation and attendance is recommended for this course.  
Students who miss a class are responsible for any information 
discussed, assigned or distributed in that class period.
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

X Communication X Critical Thinking & Problem Solving   Interpersonal
  Numeracy X Information Management   Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR

Notes:  N/A

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Effective Term Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
Winter 2016 Multiple Professors Continuing Education Students
Winter 2016 Multiple Professors Continuing Education Students 12 Week Topical

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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