Investigate the skills required for drawing the human body. Studio classes, using clothed and naked life models, develop skills in observing inner structure, gesture, spatial organisation and characterisation. Technical studies of representational devices, mark selection, emphasis, and lighting promote a broader understanding of the use of the body's representation in contemporary practice.
- Life-drawing with a model
- Tradition and contemporary approaches
- Tone, modelling, contour, form, dimensionality, expression, representation, scale
- Development of independent drawing techniques
- Anatomy and structure
- New techniques in drawing
- Theories to life drawing
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||achieve an advanced competence in the representation and characterisation of a variety of figures through drawing||Ethical practice|
|2||understand the internal structure and proportions of the human figure, the dynamic relationships between its various parts, and its potential for movement as expressed through action, tension and repose||Intellectual rigour|
|3||explore the representation of the figure in a variety of spatial contexts, and through a variety of conceptual and technical approaches||Creativity|
|4||consult a large body of reference in the history of the representation of the figure in western art and consider critically the continuing meaning of the genre in the context of contemporary culture||Ethical practice|
|5||understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice and ethics associated with life-models.||Ethical practice|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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