This unit is an intensive series of traditional studio-based classes in which students develop skills in drawing and painting inspired by observational practices using a range of media. Students will acquire proficiency in visual techniques and languages. Practical studio projects will develop the skills of drawing including the ability to: depict proportions, perspective and control the placement of the figure in space. Composition, mark-making, colour, texture, tone and contour will be developed in the work. Workshops will address related historical, theoretical and philosophical studies and introduce observation as a methodology with broad applications for visual art production and research. This unit will also include an optional module where students can elect to either draw from nude-male and nude-female models in the studio, or complete an alternative blended learning module utilising forms from the natural environment. Students will complete and archive studio projects and visual exercises to create a comprehensive folio of drawings for assessment. The final presentation will consist of artworks created in class that represent the highest standards achieved by the student.
|1.||Create finished artworks incorporating observations of life, corresponding with accepted standards of traditional drawing practices using a variety ofmaterials and art production techniques;|
|2.||Interpret and engage creatively with a range of practical studio drawing projects;|
|3.||Apply the observational methodologies, principles and techniques of traditional drawing to their individual art-making;|
|4.||Analyse the qualities of works of art produced and articulate this effectively to others; and|
|5.||Practise the principles of sustainable, safe professional studio practice for effective collaborative and individual artistic production.|
|Exercise||Life drawings (2 drawings)||25%|
|Creative Works||Draft Folio with commentary - 2 resolved Drawings||30%|
|Exercise||Safety in the Studio (2 observations)||10%|
|Portfolio||2 resolved art work presentations||35%|
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