Course Title: Drawing Studio 1B3 Observational Drawing and Visual Research

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Drawing Studio 1B3 Observational Drawing and Visual Research

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Dr Irene Barberis

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1238

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 87.6

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.
VART 1906  Drawing Studio 1A3 Observational Drawing or equivalent. 

Course Description

This course provides a basis for students to initiate drawn imagery from perceptual experience. A significant component of the course presents modes and methods of visually describing and comprehending form and space, objects and their context, still life and landscape. Students will be required to self initiate thematic work. The class will include a schedule of individual and group tutorials, special projects, gallery and studio visits.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the conclusion of this course students should be confident to initiate and sustain drawings from visual observation of reality. Additionally students should be able to develop thematic aspects of their work and develop a language for connecting perceptual experience to conceptual ideas.

Overview of Learning Activities

Most classes will be studio based face to face practical learning with a lecturer. A schedule of individual and group tutorials is critical to the program. Students are required to consolidate a folio of drawings for assessment. An engagement with exhibition viewing is expected of students and is occasionally scheduled into the program.

Overview of Learning Resources

Facilities for practical learning are provided in the studio but students should provide their own materials.

Overview of Assessment

Students must consolidate and submit a folio of drawings for assessment by a panel of drawing staff that includes the class teacher and the drawing coordinator. Regular attendance is compulsory.