Life Drawing II
I. Course Prefix/Number: ART 253
Course Name: Life Drawing II
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 6 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
B. Student will do drawings that reflect fully developed and correctly proportioned figures.
C. Student will experiment with different and mixed media drawing approaches.
D. Student will develop a sense of self and style through ongoing drawing practice.
E. Student will experiment with advanced art element concerns such as: scale, expressionism and abstraction.
F. Student will evaluate and discuss, through class critique, his/her own as well as others’ artwork.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
B. Development of media in new directions and combinations
C. Modifying the objective through the self
D. Developing a concept through time
E. Relating one's work to the culture
VII. Methods of Instruction
B. Power Points and related visual examples
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Two (2) finished drawings in each of the following medium
• Pencil – contour line
• Charcoal – gesture
• Charcoal – blended value study
• Conté – blended value study (one (1) on toned paper)
• Pen and Ink – contour line
• Pen and Ink – value study/cross-hatching
• Brush and Ink – calligraphic study
• Color – wet, i.e. watercolor or dry, i.e. pastel
B. Participation in critiques
C. Required materials
IX. Instructional Materials
Art supplies, per instructor
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
B. Participation in critiques, revealing understanding of technical terms and aesthetic considerations. Approximately 25% of grade.
XI. Other Course Information
B. Assignments (drawings) are to be handed in on the date due if credit is to be given.
C. The art studio will be open at other times (posted) for student use.
D. At least three (3) hours drawing outside of class time will be required.
E. Make-up exams, incomplete grades, late assignments are at the discretion of the instructor.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.