Course Title: Use advanced drawing techniques to represent and communicate concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5282

Course Title: Use advanced drawing techniques to represent and communicate concepts

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5234 - Diploma of Visual Art

Course Contact : Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:TAFEArt@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Phillip Allan
Email: phillip.allan@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 100

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

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Description

This course develops the knowledge and skills required to represent and communicate a concept through the use of advanced drawing techniques. 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU012 Use advanced drawing techniques to represent and communicate concepts

Element:

Determine purpose for drawings

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify sources of information appropriate to a range of techniques and materials and the application to the
communication of a concept
1.2 Systematically gather, organise and synthesise the information
1.3 Evaluate information in terms of the application of techniques and materials to the concept
1.4 Research and evaluate a range of possible techniques taking into account communication of the concept and the
presentation context

Element:

Evaluate and prepare drawings for presentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify purpose, scope and presentation context of drawing requirements
2.2 Identify any technical requirements or specifications
2.3 Select a range of advanced techniques taking into account communication of the concept and the presentation context

Element:

Explore and refine advanced drawing techniques

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Utilise the awareness and understanding of the nature of visual elements to create light, space and form
3.2 Use visual elements to create variety in compositional formats and spatial fields
3.3 Demonstrate knowledge and awareness in own work the use of colour to represent and enhance visual concepts and idea
3.4 Apply visual elements and techniques to produce concept(s) using a range of advanced techniques

Element:

Produce advanced drawing(s)

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select use and explore appropriate materials and tools for drawing(s) based on identified purpose, scope and
presentation context
4.2 Draw the concept using a range of advanced techniques and selected media and tools
4.3 Evaluate suitability of each technique in terms of its success in communicating the concept within the presentation
context

Element:

Research advanced drawing techniques for representing the concept

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Evaluate completed drawings in terms of their success in communicating the concept within the presentation context
and refine as required
5.2 Select the drawing/s which best communicate/s the concept within the presentation context
5.3 Prepare drawing/s for the presentation context


Learning Outcomes


In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

  • lectures
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • studio work.
2. Out-of-class activities include:
  • practical exercises
  • reading articles and excerpts
  • preparing for discussion
  • project work
  • independent research.
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.

On completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of drawings
  • Explore a range of drawing techniques
  • Produce advanced drawings.
You will also have an understanding of:
  • Occupational health and safety procedures
  • Physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials
  • Techniques, materials and tools and the way they can be adapted and extended in the production of drawings
  • Approaches to drawing and the work of key practitioners.


Details of Learning Activities

Students are presented with a series of weekly still life set ups where the drawings address both the objects presented, the materials used, and the techniques applied. 


Teaching Schedule

Week 1          Orientation
Week 2          Introduction : Drawing Powerpoint & Outside drawing
Week 3          Chair and Memory drawing
Week 4          White sheet over chair
Week 5          White sheet over chair
Week 6          Composition – ceramic bottles
Week 7          Rub back 1 – tin objects
Week 8          Rub back 2 – industrial objects
Week 9          Tricycles - structure
Week 10        Boxes – perspective
Week 11        Ink – glass bottles - and plastic vases
Week 12        Ink – potted plants and vines
Week 13        Coloured pastel – fruit
Week 14        Coloured pastel – classical theme
Week 15        Mixed Media Drawing – shoes and photographs
Week 16        Mixed Media Drawing – assorted garments and objects
Week 17        Assessment
Week 18        Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Kaupelis, Robert  ‘Experimental Drawing’

Dexter, Emma  ‘Vitamin D:New Perspectives in Drawing’

Betti, Claudia & Sale, Teel ‘Drawing: A Contemporary Approach’


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

  • Production of a drawing portfolio
  • Observation over a sufficient time period demonstrating the application of this course
  • Written and/or oral questioning to assess knowledge and understanding.
  • Completion of an arts journal including personal reflection and feedback from relevant others
  • A portfolio of evidence.

You will be required to demonstrate the following:
  • produce drawings which demonstrate a command of selected advanced drawing techniques which successfully represent and communicate the concept
  • research and evaluate advanced drawing techniques
  • the ability to critically analyse own work
  • reflect consistent interaction with teachers in the studio in order to be considered for assessment.


Assessment Tasks

Present a folio containing 9 resolved drawings /  Sketches & backup drawings / Visual Diary


Assessment Matrix

Assessment EvidenceElementEssential SkillsEssential KnowledgeCritical Aspects
Visual DiaryResearch advanced drawing techniques for representing the concept

Explore and refine advanced drawing techniques
Different drawing approaches and work practices of established artists and designers to represent a concept

Demonstration of the drawing process

Characteristic uses of contemporary and experimental mediums, use of collage, photomontage, photocopiers, found and manipulated objects
Creative theory involving intellectual and mental activity

‘Right and left brain orientation’ with observational skills

Historical and cultural sources which have formed the basis for the art of drawing e.g. contemporary artist’s work

Physical properties and capabilities of a wide range of materials and tools used in drawing
Research advanced drawing techniques 
Drawing FolioDetermine purpose for drawings

Explore and refine advanced drawing techniques

Produce advanced drawing(s)
Observation skills

Demonstration of the drawing process

Drawing for a specific purpose

Design (Project) briefs

Characteristic uses of contemporary and experimental mediums, use of collage, photomontage, photocopiers, found and manipulated  objects

Use of advanced drawing techniques including creating drawn images of the human form

Literacy skills sufficient to read product safety labels and instructions

Numeracy skills sufficient to determine layout issues and to deal with scalin
Principle elements of the visual styles required e.g. architectural drawing, design, artistic expression, illustration, print media, repetitive pattern reproduction

The experimentation and exploration of drawing mediums and techniques to enhance the expression of ideas and concepts

Presentation, mounting and exhibiting works on paper

Characteristic uses of contemporary and experimental mediums, use of collage, photomontage, photocopiers, found and manipulated  objects

Storage and protection of paper stock
Produce drawings which demonstrate a command of selected advanced drawing  techniques which successfully represent and communicate the concept

Research advanced drawing techniques  
Group TutorialDetermine purpose for drawingsAnalysing and evaluating own work and work of others   The ability to critically analyse own work

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