LIF341 - Life Drawing - Expressive Gestures

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Subject Title
Life Drawing - Expressive Gestures

Subject Description
This subject will deal with expressive life drawing.  The in-class posing of the model will mirror many of the principles being taught in previous animation and acting subjects.  An emphasis will still be placed on structure, proportion, volumes and a thorough presentation of sculptural drawing techniques.

After 2nd semester:
Pre-requisites: LIF 241

Credit Status
Animation Arts Program Course Hours: In class: 4 hrs per week / 56 hrs. per semester

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Use gesture to create sequential figure drawing
  2. Portray volume and form
  3. Understand skeletal structure and anatomy
  4. Portray weight, gravity and 3D figure placement in their drawings
  5. Represent the figure in a state of motion

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.