Course Title: Apply techniques to produce drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5932C

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce drawings

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Pat Jones

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259159

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Phillip Doggett - Williams       

Sandra Darrington                   

Nominal Hours: 50

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

This course is delivered concurrently with

VART 5905C Use of colour in textiles and
VART 5903CTextile design influences.

VART5904C Assist in the development of textile designs

Projects and assessment tasks have been designed to directly link to each of these competencies.

It is recommended that students ensure that enrollment in each of these courses occurs during the same teaching period.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and tools for the production of drawings. As such the unit covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques, which would generally be nominated by the supervisor. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form. This work would usually be carried out under supervision. It therefore differs from the units which relate to core drawing techniques for concept representation.

Drawing tasks undertaken in this course will be directly applied into Design units

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP14A Apply techniques to produce drawings

Learning Outcomes

This studio based course gives students the opportunity to undertake practical assessment tasks that enable them to apply -

• general knowledge of physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials and tools used in drawings
• general knowledge of different styles of drawing and the work of key practitioners
• overview knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design
• introductory knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for drawing
• typical work space and tool requirements for the production of different types drawings
• cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools used in drawing
• awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues
• environmental issues associated with the tools and materials used in drawing
• organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to drawing
• literacy skills sufficient to read product safety labels
• numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities

Details of Learning Activities

 This course describes the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and tools for the production of drawings. On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge of a range of drawing styles to:

  •  facilitate intergrated course content across the Textile Diploma.
  • provide general knowledge and basic drawing techniques relevant to Textile and other Design industries.

Weekly learning activities are structured to progressively provide fundamental drawing skills and knowledge from basic to more complex.  

Weekly Learning Activities are presented around a structure of :

  • discussion of underpinning knowledge;  
  • demonstration of skills and technique;
  • students engaged in applied learning exercises.

Professional studio practice is conducted primarily in the classroom at tables and easels, with ocassions for field trips to sites relevant to the practice of specific  learning activities and industry research.

Teaching Schedule

Week Learning Activities Evidence
 1Introduction: course content, assessment, material requirements and room set up                                                                                                     
Discussion: Drawing and Industry Applications.
Compare and contrast:
I.Creativity and Innovation.
2. Art and Design
What is Drawing?   What is Geometrics?  ‘How to’ drawing fundamentals.

1. Produce Drawing with emphasis to line and mark making.

2. Experiment directly with work in progress to create Geometric design.

Medium: charcoal, ink and brush, pencil.

Library meet (discussion) –visual diaries, shopping for images, develop an image bank.

Drawings for folio and application into design projects



(Session 1 of 2)
Discussion: What is Creative Process?
-attitudes affecting skill development, style and design outcomes.

OHS, tools and work station variables.

Hand out ‘Flower Power’Project.

Excursion handout for week 4.

TASK - Produce 2 drawings. 

1. "Architectural Setting" -
Produce 2D drawing comprising line, tone and shape.
B,W and Grey palette.
2. Geometric: Produce 2D drawing -
Rearrange and/ or re shape elements of Task 1 drawing. Apply design principles to re- interpret this drawing as a geometric design.

Bring A4 visual diary

 Drawings for folio and application into design projects 


GEOMETRICS Project(Session 2 OF 2)
What is Form?

What is Abstract and Representational Drawing?

How is Drawing a language?

Review Handout for excursion next week.
- note Material list and preparation requirements.

1. Complete Task 2 from last weeks Geometric project.
2. Write brief report in journal of project as lead in to Flower Power Project for Design Unit.
3. Stretch paper on drawing board for excursion next week.

 Drawings for folio and application into design projects

4.1. EXCURSION - Hebarium - Botanical Gardens. “Flower Power” project. (session 1 of 3)

Drawing and Design crossover.

What is a practice piece? (sketches and essence images)

Set-up and material needs.

OHS issues.
1. Prepare and mask paper for drawing.
2. Produce sketches in visual diary of a selection of 10 different flowers/plants.
Medium: Pencil and pen drawings
3. Produce 1 illustrative (line) drawing A4 scale or larger.
4. Produce at least 5 sketches of flower/plant detail. A1 scale.
5. Produce flower/plant colour swatch

For Next week:
Write report of excursion in journal.

Drawings for folio and application into design projects

• written report



 ‘Flower Power’ Project. (session 2 of 3)

Discussion:Review of week 4

Self assessing work in progress using Design Principles.

How to advance work in progress.

TASK: Finalising the work in progress –applying stylistic options for closure.

Finalise Drawing.

 • Observational checklist related to OHS
Drawings for folio and application into design projects


Journal reflection


 ‘Flower Power’ Project. (session 3 of 3)

Discussion  Review of week 5

How to Self assess finished work using Design Principles.
How to produce a Series.

Produce a series of Drawings (at least 4) based on your ‘flower power’ theme. Give emphasis to the elements of colour and texture.

 • Written and verbal report  -  Journal

• review of portfolio of,all ’flower power’sketches, finished drawings reports and journal assessed in conjunction with Design.

7. ‘Tribes ’ project. (session 1 of 3)

Discussion: Introduction to ‘Tribes ’ project.

Discuss Links to Design

Brainstorm theme. Produce sketches in line and tone re interpreting and adding to heraldry research etc. from Analyse (Vart 5903C).

Media: Digital equipment, software and printer. pencil, ink and brush, pastel, mixed media
• questioning and discussion of candidate’s intentions and work

8.’Tribes’ project  (Week 2 of 3)

Discussion; Review ‘week 7’ sketches and information collected during week.

TASK; Advance work in progress for ‘Subculture’ project.

Create mixed media drawing utilising digital printouts and collage material.

Compressed and willow charcoal, pencil, ink and brush, crayon, gouache.

Presentation Geometric and Flower Power
• questioning and discussion of candidate’s intentions and work

9. ‘Tribes’ project.  (Week 3 of 3)

Discussion;  Review week 8 sketches and information collected.

Record process in Visual diary.
TASK; Finalise drawing

‘Introduce Colour of Place’ Project

 Visual Diray / journal record


Observation Checklist

Drawing set up and porcess


‘The Colour of Place’ project.(Week 1 of 4)

Sydney Rd - excursion

Discussion The How and why of colour in drawing.

Colour and light in Drawing.

Colour and space in Drawing.

Colour and mood in Drawing.

Colour and Texture

How to manifest a mental picture.

Progressing sketches from the imagination.

What is painterly form? eg Monets Waterlilies

Produce 3 works of colour responding to: i) a commercial brief (refer handout)
ii)sound (refer CD)
iii) poetic or prose form (refer handout).

Drawings for folio and application into design projects
11.‘The Colour of Place’ project.(Week 2 of 4)
Excursion - Sydney Road 

Drawings for folio and application into design projects
12. The Colour of the Sea and Sky.

Excursion: Beach Setting
Drawings for folio and application into design projects
13. The Colour of the Sea and Sky.

Excursion: Beach Setting
 Drawings for folio and application into design projects

14. Introduce Representational Self Portrait Project.
Week 1 of 4

Discussion – what are the building blocks of 3D form.
How to produce the illusion of 3D form.

Review examples of self portrait styles in art/design history

Task Produce sketches including Line drawings, flat plane, and ink wash drawings.

Render accurate proportion and model light and dark tones to produce the illusion of volume.

Media; pencil, ink and brush.
Drawings for folio and application into design projects

15. Self Portrait Project. (Week 2 of 4)
Review week 1

Address problems of work in progress eg attention span, modelling light and dark from observation and memory.

What is figure/ground relationship?

What is ‘space’.
Task Advance line and plane drawings from week 2.

Produce accurately proportioned 2D form as starting point for 3D drawing.

Model light and dark tones to produce illusion of volume.

Media; Willow Charcoal, compressed charcoal, eraser.
 Drawings for folio and application into design projects

16Presentation Folio of final drawings

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

WEEK 1: Bring smock or apron; 2 small hand towels; A 4 journal (pen to take notes)

Material fees already paid for by students will predominately provide for general material needs in classroom time. A personal ’drawing kit’ for out of class drawing activity is required but should not be purchased before week 1 classes begin.


DRAWING KIT CONSISTS OF :kneadable eraser; micador (or similar brand) water soluble crayons pkt of 24; set of 12 dry pastels (Art Spectrum or similar) - B & W, red, yellow, blue, brown, green, yellow ochre + personal choice; HB, 2B,4B pencil; ; small drawing board; A1 plastic folder to hold drawings.

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students 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:

Visual Diary /journal
Problem solving and drawing exersices

Folio of drawings
indvidual and group presentations
The students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.

This unit is concurrently delivered with VART 5905C Use of Colour in Textiles and VART 5903C AnalyseTextile Design Influences and VART5904C Assist in the development of textile designs

Several assessement tasks will be assessed across these courses.

Assessment Tasks

Journal / Visual Diary containing reflections on process, practice drawing, reseach - references and image bank .

Note these resources will be collected and applied in

Textile design influences  VART 5903C
Development of textile designs VART 5904C
Use of colour in textiles VART 5905C

Observational Checklist - Undertaken by teacher on OHS and Drawing Process

Drawing Folio - containing sketches and finsihed drawings

Presentation of final Design  briefs to panel - Dates provided in timetable

Assessment Matrix

Element Journal Visual Diary Checklists Folio Presentation
1. Prepare and maintain physical resources to produce drawings 




2. Use and test drawing techniques  



3. Produce the drawings 3.1







Other Information

Design tasks will be set in studio sessions and the details of all submissions will be provided with the project briefs.

This course is delivered in a simulated studio /workshop environment. OHS policies and procedures must be adhered to at all times. Students must wear fully covered shoes at all times. It is strongly recommneded that students wear overalls or protective clothing while drawing.

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