Course Title: Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART6003C

Course Title: Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept

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: 60

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

None

Course Description

This course develops the skills and knowledge required to produce drawings which represent and communicate the concept. 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCOR08B Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept

Element:

Prepare to use a range of drawing techniques

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify suitable techniques to represent the concept .
1.2 Select tools and materials required for the identified techniques .
1.3 Consider presentation context for the drawings in selecting techniques, tools and materials.

Element:

Produce drawings.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply a range of techniques to explore ways of representing the concept.
2.2 Assess techniques and select those which best suit representation of the concept.
2.3 Draw the concept using selected techniques.


Learning Outcomes


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 of the human form.

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
  • Elements and principles of design (introductory level)
  • Historical and theoretical contexts (introductory level)
  • Copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues.


Details of Learning Activities

Students are presented with life models poses where the drawings address both the varied subject matter, the materials used, and the techniques applied. 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 with Powerpoint and basic issues
Week 3           Basic issues with short poses and using charcoal: Life model sessions feature a range of pose times where weekly classes will focus on specific issues.  
Week 4           Various drawing exercises with a focus on line
Week 5           Focus on heads and hands    
Week 6           Focus on heads and hands and long poses issues
Week 7           Rub back  technique 1 long pose
Week 8           Rub back technique 2 long pose
Week 9           Gestural mark making in ink
Week 10         Long pose using ink in tonal steps
Week 11         Long pose using ink and conte
Week 12         Tonal focus using charcoal
Week 13         Coloured pastel techniques
Week 14         Mixed media techniques
Week 15         Short pose focus
Week 16         Long pose focus
Week 17        Assessment
Week 18        Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Goldfinger, Eliot  ‘Human Anatomy for Artists:The Elements of Form’

Simblet, Sarah & Davis, John    ‘Anatomy for the Artist


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:

  • Direct observation of work in progress
  • Review of portfolios of evidence
  • Production of more than one drawing of the human body which demonstrate a command of the techniques and are appropriate for the presentation context.
Work must reflect consistent interaction with teachers in the studio in order to be considered for assessment.

You must also demonstrate the ability to:
  • produce drawings which demonstrate a command of selected advanced drawing techniques which successfully represent the human form
  • research and evaluate advanced drawing techniques
  • the ability to critically analyse own work
  • work must reflect consistent interaction with tutors in the studio in order to be considered for assessment.


Assessment Tasks

Present a folio  of :
6 Short pose drawings – Less than 20 minutes poses
6 Developed drawings – 20 minute poses or longer
Visual Diary


Assessment Matrix

Assessment EvidenceElementEssential SkillsEssential KnowledgeCritical Aspects
Visual DiaryPrepare to use a range of  drawing techniques to  represent the human body
Demonstration of the drawing process
Knowledge of the physical properties and capabilities of a range of commonly used drawing tools and materials
Production of drawings of the human body which demonstrate a command of the techniques and are appropriate for the presentation context.  
Drawing Folio Prepare to use a range of drawing techniques

Produce drawings of the human body.
Observation skills

Demonstration of the drawing process

Drawing for a specific purpose
Knowledge of the physical properties and capabilities of a range of commonly used drawing tools and materials to draw the human body

Knowledge of different approaches to drawing the human body and how other practitioners use drawing to represent the concept
Production of a folio  of drawings of the human body which demonstrate a command of the techniques and are appropriate for the presentation context.
Group Tutorial Analysing and evaluating own work and work of others  

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