Life Drawing encourages you to develop your own visual language as a catalyst for creative thought and a means to develop greater visual literacy. The importance of observational drawing in the contemporary context can be observed by investigating the key conventions and precedents of the life drawing mode. By working through a series of practice led lab sessions investigating ways of evaluating, describing and illustrating the various elements of a visual image such as shape and form, space, line, values and texture, you will learn to apply, test and boldly question these techniques through the development of your own conceptually driven project. In addition to studio based activities and production where you will develop a portfolio and establish archives of source material that you can draw on for future creative and scholarly endeavours, you will participate in peer-evaluation and undertake theoretical research.
1x2-hour studio class/week
visual diary/research file (30%) and curated set project work (40%) and self-directed project work (30%)