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Course Description

Drawing from the figure is an active process that is simultaneously physical, visual, and emotional. Develop own style while focusing on the human form as a source for drawings that investigate the relationship between expression, ideas, and subject matter. Combine basic techniques with new strategies to enhance visual memory, sensory awareness, and specific observational skills. Tap the expressive component of figure drawing by exploring new ways of seeing and creating. Opportunities to experiment with new technologies, such as computer-generated images, while working with traditional media, including graphite, charcoal, ink, and pastel. Examination of contemporary and historic drawings through slides and reproductions.

This course includes a 30-minute break for lunch. The Café at the SMFA, 230 The Fenway is closed during the summer. Please plan accordingly.

Recommended: Figure drawing experience.   

Basic Enrollment Requirements: None.

This is an in-person course that follows the published schedule of course meetings and requires attendance at all sessions. Tufts courses are designed to provide high-quality and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students. For more information about course policies and expectations, please visit https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/policies#University-Policies

Refund Policy: The refund policy for Courses at Tufts offerings is dependent on the offering type: whether the offering is a course, workshop or short course, or in-demand offering. Please refer to the section details to confirm the type of offering as well as any exceptions to the standard refund policy. The refund policies for each offering type are viewable here: https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/policies/refunds#Courses-at-Tufts-(Academic-Year--Summer-Session)

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Affiliated With:

School of the Museum of Fine Arts