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ART 244 — Advanced Figure Drawing

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Nov 28
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Units: 2
Tuition: $600
Addtl. Fee: $35 (non-refundable)
Limit: 17
Instructor(s): Yvette Deas
Status: Closed
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 9 Wednesdays, September 26 - November 28. There will be no class on November 21.
Fall
On-campus
Wednesdays
6:30—9:30 pm
Date(s)
Sep 26—Nov 28
9 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
2 Units
Fees
$600
Addtl. Fee: $35 (non-refundable)
Instructor(s):
Yvette Deas
Limit
17
Closed
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 9 Wednesdays, September 26 - November 28. There will be no class on November 21.
Figure drawing is a gift without end. Whether you have been drawing the figure for years or just a short while, it never fails to rev up your speed, engage your focus, and help you to see and be present. This advanced figure drawing course is open to all students who have worked with the live model and seek to push techniques and concepts using the figure. Students who have pursued this on their own, and those who have extensive experience, will all find rich avenues to explore. This course begins with a classical approach, emphasizing pastels in the long poses (no experience required), then moves for the next two weeks into options for distortion. We will work in class parsing strategies and we will move off-site for one class. Options for distorting the figure will be broken down into strategies including forced perspective, Cubism/futurism, time, and power/narrative considerations. We will return to the studio with two live models, which is unparalleled for boosting speed and seeing. The final weeks are devoted to each person’s concept utilizing figures across media, exploring the possibilities of narrative. As the quarter progresses, teaching will be more individualized.

Students should have experience with figure drawing from a live model. Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course.

This course includes a non-refundable model fee of $35 to be paid at the time of registration.

Yvette Deas, Lecturer, Art & Art History, Stanford

Yvette Deas’s work focuses on the idiosyncratic and personal, and the metaphoric potential within the human form. She received an MFA from Stanford, as well as the Centennial Teaching Award. In 2017, her work was part of the traveling group exhibition "With Liberty and Justice for Some...," and her “Dissection Series” is on view at Stanford’s Division of Clinical Anatomy. She most recently showed in “Radiance” at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center in San Diego. Her work can be viewed at yvettedeas.org.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.
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