General Drawing (AWSS2015)

UNIT OF STUDY

This module aims to provide the student with the knowledge and aptitude required to use a range of fundamental drawing skills and media to make a portfolio of drawings based on observation of the physical world. It aims to increase the student's level of skill in representational, interpretive and expressive areas of drawing. The focus is on the formal aspects of composition and perspective as well as mixed media and experimental approaches. Students use a wide variety of mark-making methods to render line, tonal value and texture. Students are provided with the opportunity to combine sound observational skills with imaginative and experimental techniques in order to encourage a personal vision and a commitment to the practice of drawing. Drawing is a discipline in its own right as well as a fundamental skill in all design areas. Each technique and approach will be presented against a background of art history and theory.

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Classes

Workshop 3 hrs/wk

Assessment

Portfolio (60%); Process Journal (40%)

Practical work

Studio practice

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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