The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

AART2790

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

Emphasises the perceptual and material dimensions of the drawing process. Students undertake a series of studio-based drawing exercises and extended projects which develop skills and expand knowledge of the diverse approaches found in contemporary drawing. Individual interpretations and creative responses to concept, subject matter and composition are developed within the project briefs.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Summer 3 - 2019.


Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART3790. Students who have successfully completed AART3790 are not eligible to enrol in AART2790.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate practical and conceptual skills in drawing;

2. Display diverse modes of observing and recording subjects;

3. Demonstrate an appreciation of relationships between drawing concepts, materials and techniques;

4. Consolidate research of drawing methods in a contemporary art context.


Content

Topics may include:

  • Methods for developing hand-eye coordination;
  • Concepts and techniques of modelling, mass and volume in drawing;
  • Illusionistic conventions in drawing (i.e. perspective);
  • Colour, tone and mark-making;
  • Wet, dry and mixed-media use and applications;
  • Scale, proportion and composition;
  • Presentation and display options;
  • Peer critique and analysis of drawings;
  • Compiling visual research journals;
  • Health and safety.

Requisite

To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level. Students who have successfully completed AART3790 cannot enrol in this course.To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level. Students who have successfully completed AART3790 cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal

Project: Project 1 Studio Output

Project: Project 2 Studio Output