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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Art and Design - ART 128

The Human Figure in Art 1: Theory and Elements

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course introduces how the human form has been represented by various artists throughout history. In addition, students study the superficial muscular and skeletal systems of the human form as revealed by various contexts of light and shadow.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Compare works of art which incorporate the use of the human figure to evoke a response from the viewer.
  • Explain the relationship and importance of figure drawing to other art forms.
  • Evaluate how drawings of the human figure that demonstrate accurate spatial relationships.
  • Explain how drawings of the human figure demonstrate accurate value relationships.
  • Analyze linear drawings for accurately recording the basic conformation of a human figure.
  • Construct drawings that record light and shadow patterns on the topography of the human figure.
  • Explain how spatial differentiation relates to a contour drawing of a human figure.
  • Summarize how artists use positive and negative space in the placement of the figure on the drawing surfaces.
  • Determine how life drawing can function in society.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 128147118Hum Fig 1 TheoryRMT3Ewing K5/16/0Open$12.00T  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 128147156Hum Fig 1 TheoryRMT3Sarris S4/16/0Open$12.00W  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 128117106Hum Fig 1 TheoryRMT3Olson S21/31/0Open$12.00T  09:00 AM-11:52 AM WEBWEB
 128117169Hum Fig 1 TheoryRMT3Olson S27/31/0Open$12.00W  06:00 PM-08:52 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday