The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to the basic core skills required to expressively draw and paint. Students will explore elements of line, tone, shape colour, texture and form, also experimenting with perspective, composition and scale, through basic drawing and painting techniques. This foundation experience embraces contemporary art practice and introduces students to the theoretical and conceptual dimensions of drawing and painting processes.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an introductory range of drawing and painting skills.

2. Apply basic creative engagement in experimenting with drawing and painting techniques.

3. Demonstrate a foundation knowledge of the historical, theoretical and conceptual contexts of contemporary drawing and painting.

4. Research and apply the basic technical, theoretical and conceptual principles of drawing and painting.

5. Execute a resolved artwork.


Content

Content will include:

  • Introduction to basic materials and processes used in drawing and painting.
  • Thinking in two dimensions: the elements and principles of two-dimensional art making
  • Introduction to the historical, theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of contemporary drawing and painting.
  • Understanding of how to execute a basic resolved artwork.
  • An awareness of safe and responsible work practices.

Assessment items

Project: Project 1: Studio Production and Projects 40%

Journal: Journal A: Studio Journal/Research 10%

Project: Project 2: Studio Production and Projects 40%

Journal: Journal B: Studio Journal/Research 10%


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks

Weeks 1, 4, 8 and 11

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 32 hour(s) per Term Full Term

2 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks – Weeks 1, 4, 8 and 11 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks - Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 and 13

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks starting in week 7