Course Title: Investigate drawing materials and processes
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: VART6234C
Course Title: Investigate drawing materials and processes
School: 340T Art
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts
Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja
Course Contact Phone: 9925 4472
Course Contact Email: anthony.riccardi@.rmit.edu.au
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 70
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
In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to research and explore selected drawing materials and processes and integrate their use into creative practice.
This course relates to drawing as an art form where you will explore a diverse range of drawing materials, process and techniques. Drawing is a means of creative expression and this course allows you to use drawing as a means of discovery.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVDRA502A Investigate drawing materials and processes
1. Research drawing materials and processes
1.1 Research the detailed physical properties and capabilities of different drawing materials
1.2. Investigate the safety issues associated with different materials and processes prior to use
1.3. Collate and store safety and technical data to meet safety requirements and inform future practice
1.4. Investigate the relationship between materials and drawing processes
1.5. Explore the relationships between ideas and materials or process
1.6. Determine cost and supply parameters
2. Select drawing materials and processes for in-depth exploration
2.1 Assess the creative and professional opportunities offered by different drawing materials and processes
2.2. Determine limitations and constraints of particular materials and processes
2.3. Select particular materials and processes that suit own practice
3. Integrate drawing materials and processes into own work
3.1 Explore different ways of working with materials and processes to achieve desired outcomes
3.2. Challenge and stretch the capabilities and uses of different materials and processes through experimentation
3.3. Develop own ways of working with materials and processes
3.4. Engage in informed discussion with others about the characteristics and opportunities of particular drawing materials and processes
3.5. Establish and follow safe work practices
4. Manage drawing resources in professional practice
4.1. Establish a sustainable supply of drawing resources
4.2. Develop ways of working with resources that minimise waste
4.3. Maintain the quality and life of drawing resources through appropriate handling and storage
On successful completion of this course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to produce figure drawings that represent and communicate ideas linked to your elective practices.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will take place in a studio using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.
In class activities may include:
Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
Analysis/critique of relevant reading material
Peer teaching and class presentations
Out of class activities may include:
Independent project based work
|Week||Task||Medium||Visual Diary Tasks||Elements|
|1||No Class||Charcoal||Weekly studies from life, photos, paintings sculptures etc||1/2/3/4|
|4||Weight and rhythm||Charcoal||1/3|
|7||Light & dark||Charcoal||1/3|
|Mid Semester Break|
|8||Light & dark||Charcoal||Revise weekly tasks||1/3|
|16||Hands||Charcoal||Revise weekly tasks||1/3|
|1||Portraiture: Red/black/white conte or pastel||Red/Black/White conte or pastel||Weekly studies from life, photos, paintings sculptures etc||1/2/3/4|
|5||Ink, pen, brush, pencil demonstration||Ink, Pen, Brush, Pencil||1/2/3|
|8||Pastel demonstration||Pastel||Revise weekly tasks||1/2/3|
|11||Personal exploration of the figure||Mixed media||1/2/3/4|
|12||Personal exploration of the figure||1/2/3/4|
|13||Personal exploration of the figure||1/2/3/4|
|14||Personal exploration of the figure||1/2/3/4|
|15||Personal exploration of the figure||1/2/3/4|
|16||Personal exploration of the figure||Prepare folio for assessment||1/2/3/4|
Library Subject Guides: Drawing
You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit public art projects/sites outside of your learning environment. RMIT School of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.
Barcsay,J, 1953 Anatomy for the Artist, Octopus, Lon.
Dexter, E. 2005, Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon, NY.
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 the life drawing studio.
You will be assessed on the following:
- Practical tasks
- Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- Completion of an portfolio including personal reflection and observation of the figure.
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers
Assessment title: Visual Diary
Studies in notebook from life , photos, painting sculpture, both full length figures and body parts.
Assessment title: Folio:
Description: Presentation of required drawings representative of the workshop program.
Grade Outline Grading Criteria (see table below)
CHD Competent with high distinction 80 - 100 Highly developed
CDI Competent with distinction 70 - 79 Well developed
CC Competent with credit 60 - 69 Developed
CAG Competent achieved - graded 50 - 59 Sound
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not submit for assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.
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