Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: VART6240C

Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Mills

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sharon West

Sharon.west@rmit.edu.au

 

Rebecca Pohlner

Rebecca pohlner@rmit.edu.au

 

 

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

NIL

Course Description

On successful completion of this course, you will have created a folio that demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. Ideas for communication are diverse and may include design concepts for objects, processes or spaces, or movement sequences for performances or screen productions. Drawings may be for personal use or for presentation in exhibitions, tender bid proposals or publications. Drawing may be electronic or hand drawn.

At this level, you would take some responsibility for experimentation with a range of drawing techniques and be expected to show some command of those techniques.  

This course is clustered (delivered and assessed) in conjunction with CUVPRP401A Realise a creative project.    


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVACD301A Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Element:

1. Plan drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Explore drawing requirements with reference to relevant reference material and appropriate people when required 1.2 Identify factors that may impact on how drawing work is undertaken 1.3 Gather information about drawing techniques, materials and equipment from a range of sources and determine how they may be used to communicate ideas 1.4 Evaluate information for its application to specific drawing briefs

Element:

2. Experiment to represent ideas

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess the capabilities of techniques, materials and equipment through exploration 2.2 Select approaches that best suit the purpose of drawings and their presentation context 2.3 Follow safety procedures for particular techniques, materials and equipment

Element:

3. Create drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Organise materials, tools and equipment for selected techniques 3.2 Produce preliminary drawings and discuss their effectiveness with relevant people 3.3 Finalise drawings, incorporating feedback on work in progress as required 3.4 Prepare drawings for the presentation context


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have completed

 

  • A selection of drawings that explore mark making and techniques
  • A selection of drawings that use experimentation with materials and tools
  • Understanding of OH&S processes in a studio environment

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Extended drawing process and the relevant OH&S.
  • Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
  • Develop research and refine a conceptual vision through the production of drawings    


Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios. You will be expected to make use of the library resources.

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• group discussion
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
• practical exercises
• project work
• independent research
 


Teaching Schedule

 

Week

Course Content

Task / Assessment
Due Dates

Mediums

Elements

1

Introduction to course:

  • Learning outcomes
  • Assessment criteria
  • Course requirements

Introduction: Drawing PowerPoint
Shape and line
Pos/neg
Object

Introduce Project 1: Seeing and drawing

Approaches&techniques to perceptual drawing

CharcoalCUVACD301A

1,2, 3.-3.3

2

Structure and tone

building tone on a white page to create form and mass

CharcoalCUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
3

value, tone and tint - Rub back no.1–still life

Dark to light.

Identifying shape, positive and negative space and observational intensity.

Charcoal, kneadable & vinyl eraserCUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
4

value, tone and tint - Rub back no.2–still life

Dark to light.

Identifying shape, positive and negative space and observational intensity.

Refined with conte pastels and conte pencil.

Charcoal, conte pastel & pencil kneadable & vinyl eraserCUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
5

Linear perspective - Composition and colour–neutral – still life with architectural forms Colour

Depth and architectural form

Geometric solids: the cube

Graphite pencilsCUVACD301A1,2, 3-1,3.3
6

Perspective continued- still life industrial objects

Depth and architectural form

Geometric solids: the cylinder

Graphite pencils /conte pencilsCUVACD301A1,2, 3.-3.3
7

Colour

Coloured pastel –reduced palette- Fruit still life

Warm & cool accented still life

Introduction to colour theory and colour relationships

conte pastel & pencil

coloured dry pastel

CUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
8

Colour

Coloured pastel –extended palette - Foilage/flower still life

Warm& cool accented still life

Introduction to colour theory and colour relationships extended with full palette.

conte pastel & pencilcoloured dry pastelCUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
9

Composition and colour–neutral palette objects with intense colour accent- coloured pastel

Shells

Approaches to compostion: symmetry/asymmetry, balance and harmony using a color accented still life

Pastels, inks & conteCUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
10

Composition and colour–detail and space-Shells/coloured ground

Approaches to compostion: symmetry/asymmetry, balance and harmony using a detail and space

Pastels, inks & conteCUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
11

Wet Media: Ink

Organic shapes still life (plants and foliage)

Hatching and cross-hatching,

Layering

Ink and nib

palette

CUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
12

Wet Media: Ink

Organic and architectural shapes

Vases 

Washes, hatching and cross-hatching,

Layering and washes



Ink, brush and nib

palette

CUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
13

Pattern and texture: Collage, mixed media, colour, tonal, value and opacity

Still life 1 Spectrum collage

Mixed media collage

Approaches to surface

Glue stick, scisscors, coloured inks, brushes & pens CUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
14

Pattern and texture: Collage, mixed media, colour, tonal, value and opacity

Still life 2

Project: Realise a creative concept “Finding Content” brief & powerpoint. Students asked to bring objects for next week’s class.

Mixed media collage

Approaches to surface

Glue stick, scisscors, coloured inks, brushes & pensCUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3
15

Project: Realise a creative concept “Finding Content”

Mixed media collage

Approaches to surface

Glue stick, scisscors, coloured inks, brushes & pensCUVACD301A1,2, 3.1-3.3

CUVPRP401A

1, 2, 3, 4.1-2

16

Continued project work

   
17

Continued project work

   
18

Continued project work

   
19

Continued project work

   
20

Project resolution and presentation of finished work for display and class discussion

  CUVACD301A1,2, 3

CUVPRP401A


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.


Assessment Tasks

1. Task 1: Folio of 6 drawings from the class workshops and one mixed media work from project in week 9-10.
2. Task 2: Visual diary with class notes/studies.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant Unit of competency. These are available through the course contract in Program Administration.

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