In this course, students explore the psychological and emotional implications of drawings that express ideas about the human condition. We have many traditions of representing the human body - among them portraiture and narrative; monuments and relics; pornography and freak shows; anatomical and medical illustration; and the family album. These modes of representation are affected by what is represented; how it is represented (context); and the material or method of representation. Students explore the interpretation and depiction of the human body through historical and contemporary developments in technical and expressive approaches to figurative representation. Building upon essential drawing techniques and anatomical studies, technical instruction is provided using a variety of drawing media on a range of supports.