Course Title: Life Drawing Level 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: VART5139

Course Title: Life Drawing Level 2

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Phillip Allan

Steve Cox

Nominal Hours: 32

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5134 – Life Drawing

Course Description

In this course students incorporate new information and skills in the production of life drawings. Students also employ a diverse range of figure model poses and time spans to produce a folio of life drawing.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS647 Life Drawing Level 2

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply a range of advanced drawing materials and techniques
2. Apply the appropriate drawing techniques for life drawing poses of extended duration (two hours or longer)
3. Analyse the completed work of self and others.

Details of Learning Activities

1. Identify and apply the appropriate drawing media and presentation techniques required to produce a folio of life drawings
2. Identify and apply observation skills in regard to the production of a series of life-drawings
3. Identify and apply the appropriate drawing techniques when given a series of life-model poses with a variation of time spans and positions
4. Depict the gesture and movement of the figure.
5. Personal interpretation of the subject matter

Teaching Schedule

Students are presented with a range life models, poses, and time spans each week appropriate to a range of specific tasks.
Tasks include the following: identifying shape, form and space, tonal transitions, composition, approaches to seeing and drawing the human body, and using a variety of drawing mediums and techniques.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Constance, Diana    ‘Life Drawing’
Goldstein, Nathan    ‘Figure Drawing : The Structure, Anatomy, and Expressive Design of Human Form
Simblet, Sarah          ‘Anatomy for the Artist’

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment requirements:
•    Presentation folio of 6 long pose drawings (20 minutes or more) & 6 short pose drawings (less than 20 minutes)
•    Visual Art Journal/s and Sketchbooks
•    Class participation.

Assessment Matrix

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