To give students further quality experience and understanding in freehand drawing as a fundamental tool for communication across all major areas of study.
Communicating ideas through drawing is an integral part of the creative (and related) industries and in particular, a fundamental part of a designer's job.
Classes will focus on the differences and variety of the objective and subjective experiences of drawing.
The 6 hour subject is divided into 2 areas of study, each of 3 hours:
Still life, interior, built environment, landscape and life drawing, focussing on formal techniques of drawing,
Focussing on conceptual drawing, illustration and experimentation.
Both areas will also focus on varieties of alternative rendering techniques explained, investigated and experienced; as well as ‘best practice’ in the use of different media including charcoal, pencil, pastels, markers etc.
The intention is to develop the relationship between what is seen or thought and how we graphically represent these images and ideas through the exploration of techniques, mediums and styles; while also developing creative thinking, analysis and critiquing abilities.
Lectures and research will focus on the history of drawing with particular emphasis on the study of drawings of artists and designers relevant to the student’s major areas of study.