TOM S HOFFMAN portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Art/Art History Department

Current Courses

Fall 2018

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Courses I Teach

  • 1020/002 - Non-major basic drawing
    A begining drawing class for non art majors. I address the same issues I do in Foundation I but in a less intensive manner.
  • 2250/003 - Foundation II
    This is a continuation of Foundation I. The first part of the semester we explore continuous tone drawing and specifically how value is used to depict spacial relationships. The final two thirds of the semester deal with color theory.
  • 4120/4150 - Life Drawing and Advanced Life Drawing.
    A drawing class that deals exclusively with the human figure. My approach is to introduce the figure as an element in a completed work, the dominate form but never isolated from the enviornment. I introduce a number of different mediums with the intent requiring the student to be present ,not only to the model, but also to illicit different responses making them aware of the physical aspect of thier drawings. I also introduce them to contemporary issues related to the figure with the intent of making them aware and deliberate about their choices when dealing with the figure.