Napa Valley College Faculty & Staff


ARTS 111: Figure Drawing 

William Kentridge-Still from "Ubu"

This course focuses on drawing the human figure from observation using a wide variety of drawing media and techniques. Topics covered include basic human anatomy, an introduction to the historical and contemporary role of figure drawing in the visual arts, material and technical practices, and strategies for developing independent, intuitive approaches to drawing the human figure.

Life drawing is open to all students regardless of previous experience with drawing.

Critiques, discussions, and presentations on contemporary topics in figure drawing are integrated into course assignments and assessment.


Image: William Kentridge-Still from "Ubu Tells the Truth"