Figure Drawing (VA 323)

2023 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
Wieslaw Zaremba,
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This is an advanced drawing course to improve skills of drawing by studying proportions of human body and anatomy based on observation of live models standing and in motion. There will be studies of the model alongside still life objects as well as utilising other drawing methods ranging from photographic-slide and video projections over the models. Different drawing materials and techniques such as computer enlargements and transformations will be used to enrich the students' individual perception and expression abilities.


We will investigate body movement aestety expression under the life dance presentation and we will be observing frozen movements in stroboscopic light . Some drawing studies will be made from frozen movie frames -LCD projection will be very useful for this. We will investigate the face expression under actor performance too.


  • Upon the completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Sketch the body movements and the face expressions from the memory 2. Recognize the basic face expressions, such as happy, laughing, or unhappy, sorrow, pain from acting model and have a possibility to sketch them from memory 3. Recognize the body language elements when following the action (from sitting to laying- from knee to standing position-dancing together-walking-rotating ? jumping) from acting model and have a possibility to sketch from memory 4. Check up face expressions and body language tasks by animating drawn sketches 5. Create projects based on their memories and visions to introduce projects made also in front of art directors. 6. Have free hand drawing skills to continue in many fields- elements of stage design 7. Lead the actors when they create movies-compose the right elements of the advertisements when they use human in motion.


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 5

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 2

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 4

1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences.

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society.

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information.

1. Demonstrate safe working habits and a general understanding of materials and processes in the visual arts. 4

2. Demonstrate knowledge of representational processes using visual as well as audial material as mediums of representation. 5

3. Show working knowledge of the process of transforming abstract/textual concepts into concrete, audio/visual forms. 5

4. Appreciate and express the cultural significance of art and understand its evolution and purposes. 4

5. Develop an awareness of compositional and organizational strategies for the effective deployment of formal elements of visual art. 5

6. Read visual texts with a deep knowledge of art history and theory and the ability of situating the content and form of the visual representation both in a historical and thematic context. 4

7. Employ necessary background knowledge regarding art administration in the body of museums and galleries. 4

8. Show a practical and technical command of materials and methods in one or more media of the visual arts. 5