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Observational Perspective Drawing DR 716 OP_ON
with Frederic Kaplan
Perspective is at the heart of good drawing and painting, allowing us to translate the observable world into believable two-dimensional images and create invented spaces. Learn the fundamentals of linear perspective in clear, easy to-understand language, and apply these principles to still life, interiors and cityscape views. This course will utilize the online learning platform, Canvas, and include videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, plus weekly live sessions via Zoom. Basic drawing experience recommended.
• Improve observational and interpretive skills, including the ability to gauge proportions, orientations, and relative positions of objects and their parts.
• Achieve understanding of the core principles of linear perspective.
• Develop skill in applying the principles of linear perspective to real-world situations.
Note: This course is also available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525
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Materials List: Kaplan DR 716OP_ON
Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), “Drawing 1 (The Law of Perspective),” ca. 1884-87, Pen and ink over graphite on cream wove paper, 15 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. (39.37 x 56.515 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, ACCESSION #19220.127.116.11, Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins Collection, purchased with the partial support of the Pew Memorial Trust and the John S. Phillips Fund