NC 706: Art - Portrait Drawing for Older Adults

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2024
Credits: 0
Total Contact Hours: 16
Lab Hours: 16
Hours Arranged: 0
Total Student Learning Hours: 16
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Non-Credit Course

Catalog Course Description

This art course is designed especially for older adults who wish to develop or enhance their drawing skills. The focus will be on drawing the human face. Students will view artwork by seven Old Masters and contemporary artists for inspiration in their own portraits of family and friends. Demonstration and instruction will include studying and drawing the human face. Students will develop perceptual skills and apply them to create original drawings from direct observation and photos. Drawings will be created by understanding the elements of art, then applying them to create a drawing. 16 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • Increase or maintain the ability to develop perceptual skills and visual arts vocabulary.
  • Increase or maintain understanding and communication of visual, spatial, and drawing techniques.
  • Improve or maintain creative ideas, articulate, and refine a variety of ways to create portrait drawings.
  • Create an original expressive portrait drawing.

Major Course Content

All Lab Content

Lab Content

  1. Visual observation assessment
  2. Creative process assessment
  3. Analytical assessment
  4. Articulate assessment

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Draw and write class notes about the elements of arts.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Practice drawing skills in a sketchbook.

Instruction Type(s)