IB Figure Drawing

(Recommended working time: Three Weeks)

In this assignment students will:

  • Plan and create a drawing dominated by the human figure
  • Respond to and analyze critically and contextually the function, meaning, and artistic qualities of past, present, and emerging art, using art vocabulary.
  • Develop and maintain a close relationship between investigation and a purposeful, creative process in studio work.

Investigation Workbooks: (15 pgs.)

  • Compare and contrast a culture other than western culture and their use of the human figure in their art with that of human figure in western culture.
    • Is it primarily religious?
    • Is it political?
    • What ideas or ideals might be expressed through differing depictions of the human figure?
  • Several examples of 1, 5, and 10 minute figure drawings that reflect practice and growth.
    • Record the date of your drawings to document your progress.
    • Examples of gesture drawing.
    • Examples of negative space drawing.
  • Remember to cite your sources!

Studio Work: (1 Drawing)

  • Figure drawing from a live model that displays accurate proportions and a constructive use of negative space.

Assessment: Students may show their work for critique, write a reflective essay, and submit their sketchbooks for evaluation.

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Advanced Drawing and Painting

Student Work