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College Catalog 2024-2025 
College Catalog 2024-2025
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ARTT 2060 - Life Drawing 1

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ARTT 1060 

Basic study of the human form. Includes anatomy, structural, and visual form. Required for pre-art majors.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate analytical methods of perceiving the human form.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Identify a series of drawing terms within art historical images.
  2. Create an awareness of how to express thoughts and emotions using the figure in 2 dimensional drawings.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of drawing concepts, materials and techniques.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Produce a figure or portrait study in charcoal.
  2. Exhibit proper studio etiquette.
  3. Understand the different materials of drawing throughout art history.
  4. Apply modeling principals to visualized solid form.
  5. Apply compositional concepts in figure drawing.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of proportion of the human form.


  1. Understand basic knowledge of skeletal anatomy.
  2. Understand basic knowledge of muscular anatomy.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Introduction to class, studio/ proper studio etiquette
  2. Project #1 the figure in space
  3. Project #2 skeletal anatomy
  4. Project #3 muscular anatomy
  5. Materials demonstration
  6. Project #4 compositional concepts
  7. Project #5 producing a portfolio
  8. Critical thinking paper

Primary Faculty
Lambert, Julie
Secondary Faculty
Mitchell, Todd
Associate Dean
Parker, Catherine
Pritchett, Marie

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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