VA 351. The Figure in Art
This course focuses on the figure as a source of inspiration and investigation into the human form. Students will work weekly directly from a live model supplemented through image surveys and visits to the St. Bonaventure University Art Collection, which is housed in the university’s The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Students will undertake a progressive and integrated study in both wet and dry media that will embrace work with gesture, contour, mass, value, proportion and composition. Paraphrase sketchbook studies after master artists will assist the student in an awareness of major figurative works throughout the history of art. No prerequisite, but portfolio review by instructor is advised. There is an additional course fee, commensurate with the materials provided for student production.