Course Title: Life Drawing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5716

Course Title: Life Drawing

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5069 - Diploma of Arts (Graphic Arts)

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:Annette.cook@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 32

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course students use a range of drawing methods and selected materials to draw the human figure from observation within specific pose times translating structure and preparation into an expressive form on a 2D surface.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS642 Life Drawing

Performance Criteria:

1. Identify and apply the appropriate drawing media and
presentation techniques required to produce a folio of life-
drawings.

1.1. Execute warm-up or preparatory drawings.
1.2. Produce a variety of drawings of extended poses.
1.3. Use different media.
1.4. Select appropriate materials/media to complete a series of
life drawings.
1.5. Care is taken in handling and storing of drawings.
1.6. Participate in classroom discussion.

2. Identify and apply observation skills in regard to the
production of a series of life-drawings.

2.1. Apply of perspective conventions.
2.2. Use of structure is appropriate in the drawings.
2.3. Well planned drawings.
2.4. Application of proportion is used to best advantage.

3. Identify and apply the appropriate drawing techniques when
given a series of life-model poses with a variation of time
spans and positions.


3.1. Identify appropriate drawing techniques.
3.2. Well documented ideas and techniques.
3.3. Demonstrate a sound control over organisation of resources.
3.4. Well planned drawing sessions and a good use of time.
3.5. Participate in class discussions.

4. Depict the gesture and movement of the figure.

4.1. Depict the axes and directions of the figure.
4.2. Respond and translate the action of a pose using a gestural
drawing techniques,
4.3. Explore and define the figure using contour drawing
methods.
• contour
• cross contour
• modified contour
• both sides of the body ie, both hands
Depict the effect of foreshortening and overlapping.
4.4. Utilise various methods of measurement.
• proportion
• angles
• plumbing and cross reference lines
4.5. Express mass, weight and form using:
• gesture
• simplification of the form at the figure
• facets and planes
• tone
• variation of line
4.6. Use black and white (or monochromatic) drawing materials
to express structure and form.
4.7. Complete figure drawing within specified pose times eg.
30 seconds to 10 minutes to 20 minutes.



Learning Outcomes


Learning Outcomes:
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.


Details of Learning Activities

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the
skills, knowledge and attitudes required to use a range of drawing
methods and selected materials to draw the human figure from
observation within specified pose times translating structure and
preparation into an expressive form on a 2D drawing surface.
Activities could include:
• Life and still-life drawing
• Class discussion
• Material experimentation
• Illustration


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCLASS CONTENTPERF CRITERIA
 1 Orientation Week 1.1 – 4.7
 2 Drawing 1.1 – 4.7
 3 Drawing 1.1 – 4.7
 4 Drawing 1.1 – 4.7
 5 Life Drawing 1.1 – 4.7
 6 Life Drawing 1.1 – 4.7
 7 Life Drawing 1.1 – 4.7
 8 Life Drawing 1.1 – 4.7
 9 Life Drawing 1.1 – 4.7
 10 Life Drawing 1.1 – 4.7


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

TBC


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment will be a drawing folio.

A graded assessment will occur for this course.


Assessment Tasks

Folio of life and general drawings 100%


Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass (Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available) -
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC(not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved)

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 3 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below.

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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