Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Introduction to Drawing Skills: Practical Sessions

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Art and Art History

DESCRIPTION This basic study-unit in drawing addresses fundamental issues in the discipline of the art of drawing. Various techniques will be demonstrated and students will work in oil, charcoal, pencil, ink, wash and others. Different tasks to be tackled. The unit focuses on still-life drawing based on observation and on site programmes. Issues pertaining to composition will also be addressed and students will set up their own still-lifes and study different lighting and shading effects.

Students have to get their own materials.

Study-Unit Aims:

The aim of this study-unit is to introduce students to the basic understanding of drawing as part of a whole process of painting creativity. The unit is designed to provide a broad base of practical work.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

The study-unit is directed towards a systematic understanding of the various modes and techniques which are important for an understanding of drawing. At the end of the study-unit the student will be in a better position to understand the fundamental elements of the creative process.

2. Skills:

The sessions give the student the necessary skills to appreciate, evaluate and contextualise the practical needs which are necessary for creativity. By the end of the study-unit the student will be in a position to appreciate and to deal with the many questions appertaining to the idea of drawing and painting.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

C. Maris Dantzic, Drawing Dimensions: A Comprehensive Introduction, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1999.

B. Dodson, Keys to Drawing, North Light Books, Ohio, 1985.

K. Beuttel, Mind and Context in the Art of Drawing, Holt Rinehart & Winston Inc; New York, 1972.

S. Brooke, Drawing As Expression: Techniques and Concepts, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2002.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Practical and Project

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Portfolio SEM1 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Mark Sagona (Co-ord.)

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