Course Title: Apply techniques to produce drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5932C

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce drawings

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6082 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Phillip Doggett - Williams  email:

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.

A selection of 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

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 Activities
1.Industry and Design – drawing in context.
Exercises in ‘how to’ drawing fundamentals.
oil crayon, ink and brush
 2. What constitutes a work of art/design? Intro to Flower project
(week 1 of 7).
Produce drawings based on set theme - Silhouette and contour.

collect data - photographs, produce drawings incorporating line, shape, flower plant detail, colour pallettes.
Pencil, pen and ink.
For session 4: Bring all floral project drawings/data to class. 

 4.Flower project (week 3 of 7) Contour Drawing and Principle of Variation.  Produce drawings from collected data - range of media.
 5.Flower project (week 4 of 7) 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.
 6.Flower project (week 5 of 7) Mixed Media - arrange elements to formulate mixed media composition. Advance mixed media drawing utilising digital printout/s.
 7.Flower project (week 6 of 7) Mixed Media
Complete mixed media drawing - finalise presentations

Flower project (week 7 of 7)
Student presentations of Flower project.
(Intro ’Tribes’ project)


’Tribes’ project - 8 week project. (session 1 of 7)
Discuss Links to Design - What is an ‘essence image’?
Narrative and picture making - brainstorm theme through sketches.
3D Drawing - Shape and Volume  


TRIBES: 3D Drawing - Space and Light (session 2 of 7)
Draw found objects.   Apply techniques to communicate the effect of illumination in drawing. Mixed media.


3D Drawing - Composition (session 3 of 7)
Draw found objects
Mixed media. Discuss Narrative and design style . Produce contour sketches on the set theme. Advance sketches.


Tribes (session 4 of 7). Review previous weeks  sketches and information to advance sketches and Tribe compositions.


’Tribes’ project (Week 5 of 7)
Discussion: ‘What next’ issues in creative process.
Consolidate compositional structure.


‘Tribes’ project. (Week 6 of 7)
Finalise drawings.

 15. ‘Tribes’ project. (Week 7 of 7)
Finalise drawings.
Review and folio preparation
 17. Folio Presentation

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 and is discussed with the drawing teacher..

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; coptic pens (optional); small drawing board; set of gouache colours plus black and two whites.

A1 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

OHS observational checklist.

Folio of drawings
Indvidual and group presentations 

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

This is a studio based course, students will undertake projects that require them to demonstrate successful completion of projects:

1. Journal / Visual Diary containing reflections on process, practice drawing, research - references and image bank . 10% 
    Checklists encompassing OHS, professional studio practice, specific drawing skills, presentations.       

2.  Drawing Folio - containing sketches and finsihed drawings             90%

Assessment Matrix


Journal, Visual diary

1. Prepare and maintain physical resources to produce drawings 1.1
2. Use and test drawing techniques  2.2 2.1 2.2 
3. Produce the drawings 3.1







Other Information

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

This course is delivered in a simulated studio/workshop environmwent.

OHS policies and proceedures must be adhered to at all times.

Students must wear fully covered shoes at all times.

It is strongly recomended that students wear overalls or protective clothing while drawing.

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