Course Title: Apply techniques to produce drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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 : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259201

Course Contact Email:Julia.Raath @rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

sandra.darrington@rmit.edu.au

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.

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

Element:

1. Prepare and maintain physical resources to produce drawings

Performance Criteria:

1.1Correctly identify and select tools and materials required for the production of drawings
1.2Prepare, clean and maintain tools and materials in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements
1.3Organise and maintain work space so that it remains clean and safe

Element:

2. Use and test drawing techniques

Performance Criteria:

2.1Safely use techniques for the production of drawings
2.2Use and test nominated techniques to determine the capability of the technique and its application

Element:

3. Produce the drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1Determine concept for the proposed drawings based on own ideas or supplied information
3.2Correctly identify the steps and resources required to produce the proposed drawings
3.3Select appropriate tools and materials for the specific drawings
3.4Calculate correct quantities of materials required and minimise waste where possible
3.5Use techniques, tools and materials safely to produce the final 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

On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge of a range of drawing styles to:
• facilitate integrated 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 and will include;
• discussions 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 plus
field trips to sites relevant to the practice of specific learning activities and integration of design briefs.


Teaching Schedule

weeklearning activitiesevidence
1.           Intro to course/Visual Diary requirements/OHS

Geometrics: (week 1 of 3)
Exercises in ‘how to’ drawing fundamentals. Pictorial borders, composition, texture, tone, mark making.

Collect 20 images of variety of cubists images and geometrics for visual diary 
                                                                                                                               
  • Exercises for folio
• Collection of visual recourses -geometrics and cubist works for visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary 
                                                                                                                 
2.Geometrics: Cubism (week 2 of 3)
Looking at the Cubist artists Analytical cubism and synthetic cubism
Drawings from still life in cubist style using previous techniques
 • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
3. Geometrics: Cubism (week 3 of 3)
Extension of the previous week’s drawings.
Using variety of mark, line, scale, etc

Collect floral imagery, textiles, variety of stylistic floral drawings, botanical, stylized, Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Collection of visual images - floral
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
 • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Collection of visual images - floral
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
4. Intro to Flower project (week 1 of 5).
What constitutes a work of art/design?
Produce drawings based on set theme - Silhouette and contour from still life
Continue to collect relevant floral imagery – visual diary
 • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Collection of visual images - floral
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
5. EXCURSION; BOTANICAL GARDENS Flower Project (week 2 of 5)
collect data - photographs, produce drawings incorporating line, shape, flower plant detail, colour palettes.
Pencil, pen and ink.
For session 4: Bring all floral project drawings /data to class.
 • Collection of visual data for use in drawing may include photographs, sketches, colour palettes – visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
6.

 Flower project (week 3 of 5)
Contour Drawing and Principle of Variation.
Produce drawings from collected data - range of media.


Observation checklist for OHS

 • Observational checklist OHS  Assessment
• Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
7. Flower project (week 4 of 5)
Composition - Shape, Plane and Colour.
Apply design principles to advance drawings in creative process.
Produce /collect digital printout/s for use in mixed media drawing.
 • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
8. Flower project (week 5 of 5)
Mixed Media - arrange elements to formulate mixed media composition. Advance mixed media drawing utilising digital printout/s.
Remember to bring ‘Tribes’ concept board in for week 10 drawing class
 • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
9. class reviews and presentation  presentation
10. ’Tribes’ project - 8 week project. (session 1 of 4)
Discuss Links to Design process, Use concept board – Discuss Narrative
What is an ‘essence image’?
Narrative and picture making - brainstorm theme through sketches.
 • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
11. ’Tribes’ 3D Drawing - (session 2 of 4)
work from essence imagery to develop compositions and further drawings. Mixed media.
 • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
12. ’Tribes’ (session 3 of 4)
Discussion: ‘What next’ issues in creative process. Draw brought in objects into composition.
Consolidate compositional structure.
 • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
13. ’Tribes’- Composition (session 4of 4)
; Review previous week’s sketches and information to advance sketches and Tribe compositions.
Mixed media.. Advance sketches.
 • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
14. Colour and form (session 1 of 2). 3D Drawing - Shape and Volume, illumination • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
15. Colour and form Shape and Volume, illumination further work on drawings (Week 2 of 2)  • Drawings for folio
• Sketches visual diary
• Continuous collection of Images and information for artist resource – visual diary
16. presentation techniques professional presentation
17. submit folio and visual diary 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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

You will undertake 4 major projects designed to enable l you to progressivley develop your skills and knowledge.

  • Geometrics
  • Florals
  • Tribes
  • Color and Form

Detailed briefs with specific assessment criteria and breakdown will be provided in class sessions.

Submission items for projects include

Observational Checklists

Visual Diary and Drawing folio


Assessment Matrix

Element                             geometrics     florals             tribes              colour and form               

1.

Prepare and maintain physical resources to produce drawings

XXXX

2.

Use and test drawing techniques

X XXX

3.

Produce the drawings

XXX
X

Other Information

You will be required to bring your personal tool kit to each session.

Flat fully covered shoes must be worn in studios at all times.

During some drawing sessions it is recommended that you wear an apron or overall as some drawing mediums can produce fine dust.

All participants in this course are responsible for leaving studios in a workable conditions and you willbe required to clean working areas after sessions

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