Observational and Expressive Drawing

Course code AART3790Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Emphasises the expansion of perceptual, observational and technical dimensions of the drawing process. Students undertake a series of studio-based exercises and projects which explore and refine skills and understanding in relation to diverse approaches used in contemporary drawing practice. Individual interpretations and creative attitudes are further developed within the framework of these assignments.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To expand and consolidate practical skills in drawing;

2. To explore diverse modes of selective perception in observing and recording;

3. To gain appreciation of the relationship of drawing methods, media, techniques and
presentation formats to expressive outcomes;

4. To foster research of images, concepts and materials in a contemporary framework.
ContentEmphasis is placed on the development of individual interpretations and adaptations within the framework of projects and studio-based explorations devoted to various aspects of the syllabus:

3. Procedures in developing hand-and-eye

4. Diverse modes of selective perception of drawing subjects;

5. Concepts and techniques of modelling, massing and volume formation;

6. Illusionistic conventions and devices of relevance to drawing;

7. Tonal contrast and organisational principles in drawing composition;

8. Dry, wet and mixed-media uses and applications;

9. Field size, shape and proportion considerations;

10. Selection and exploration of coloured drawing media;

11. Preservation, mounting and framing options;

12. Critical seminars of completed projects;

13. Compilation of drawing sketchbooks and studio journals;

14. Health and safety considerations.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of AART1230 and AART1240 (or equivalent).
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio journal accounts
Studio OutputStudio production
Contact HoursTutorial: for 26 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Studio: for 13 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART3790