Course Title: Develop drawing skills
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: VART6340C
Course Title: Develop drawing skills
School: 350T Fashion & Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development
Course Contact: Peter Bonnell
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Julia Raath julia.Raath@rmit.edu.au +61 3 99259201
Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to use basic drawing techniques to produce creative work.
This course is delivered concurrently with-
VART5904 Assist in the Development of Textile Designs LMTTD4009A
VART6339C Produce Drawings to Communicate Ideas CUVCD301A
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVDRA201A Develop drawing skills
1. Prepare drawing resources
1.1 Identify and obtain drawing tools, equipment and materials
2. Use and test drawing techniques
2.1 View a range of drawings in different styles and discuss with others how effects are achieved
3. Make plans to develop skills
3.1 Seek feedback on drawing work from key people
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
This s a studio based course. On completion you will be able to;
• produce drawings where the techniques and materials support the ideas for the work
• apply knowledge of drawing tools, equipment and materials.
Learning activities will include;
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• design and drawing activities or projects
• group projects
• independent project based work
|Date Week starting||Week||Learning Activity||
|| Visual Diary Task
Research floral textiles and market sectors.
Collect and source images for mood boards.
Flowers to be brought to session 2
Design Brief 1 Botanica Part A
Select images Mood Board Purpose, application, colour
|Collection of images and research flowers and florals.|
Selection of trend colour palette
All images for mood boards, scanned or filed digitally.
Drawing - Flowers introduction
|Start Drawing Folio|
Creating patterns and developing croquis.
|Drawing Folio||Review OHS and studio practice|
Translation Drawing to design
|21|| 7||24–30 March Mid-semester break* Easter 31 March Classes resume (Thursday)||
Project 1 Botanica Part B Collection development – Coordinates
Project 1 Part A Botanica Individual Feedback
Final Mood Board completed and ready to be used in Weave and Knit Classes – Colour matching yarns.
|April 11||9||Drawing and mark making Geometrics, rendering techniques surface design, weave simulations, textures.||Project 1 Part A Botanica Individual Feedback continued|
Drawing and Mark making collection development style selection
|May 2||12||Repeat systems - Half drop and Brick repeat , placements|
• Designing coordinates
• Select approaches that best suit the purpose of drawings and their presentation context
|Drawing folio Preparations|
|9||13||Paint up and rendering Technical repeats|
|16||14||Paint up and rendering Quality and specifications. Presentation techniques||Preparation for presentations|
|23||15||Presentation to Panel and Peers and Industry panel||
Botanica Part A and B Final Submissions
|Due 8am Wednesday 18th May|
|30||16||Students to collect submissions Individual Feedback Sessions by appointment|
These tools will be used in several courses.
- Set of lead pencils; H, HB, 2B, 4B and 6B
- Black fine liner pens; 0.2 mm and 0.5 mm
- Black permanent marker
- Glue stick
- 30 cm steel ruler and plastic set square
- Sharp Scissors
- Cutting knife with replaceable blades
- A selection of papers for drawing A3 Cartridge Sketch Book
- Variety of paint brushes, round size; 00, 1, 3, 6, 10. You will also find chisel brushes useful. Acrylic brushes available in local $2 shops are quite satisfactory. Pure Sable brushes are expensive, but one or two can be a good investment.
- Set of gouache paints* See information provided in design class.
- Visual Diary (A4 or A3 is recommended)
- Technical notebooks / folders – teachers will advise you will need one for each practical class.
- Pen and paper/notebook/digital alternative, for writing notes
Overview of Assessment
To achieve successful completion of this course you must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.
Assessement tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:
- Workbook , design journal or visual diary and folio of drawings
- Problem solving exersices and design briefs
- Indvidual and group presentations
- Observational checklists.
To achieve competency you must successfully complete all assessment tasks. You will be provided with detailed project briefs which are also available on Blackboard C4218
Project 1 Botanica A3 Drawing Folio Graded
- Part A CA / NYC A3 Drawing Folio Feedback Week 8 and 9
Part B Graded Due Week 15
- Observational Checklist CA / NYC Due Week 9
Prepare drawing resources
|Use and test drawing techniques||x||x|
|Make plans to develop skills||x|
Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher/tutor/lecturer on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. Student feedback at RMIT :
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1 (unresolved)
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :
Penalties for late assessment
Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:
- Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
- Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
- Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
- Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
- Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.
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