VART3115 Drawing: Inquiry and Experimentation (3 units)
- VART2115 Drawing: Visual Thinking and Observation or (VART2405 Drawing: Mark Making and Collage and VART2406 Drawing: On Location) or VART2407 Life Drawing
Drawing is not merely a fundamental tool for all visual artists, but also an artistic medium in its own right: by inquiring into traditional ideas, and through experimental use of drawing media and innovative approaches, Drawing can open entirely new perceptions of reality, beyond the notions commonly connoted with pencil and paper.
This course aims to strengthen and consolidate students' drawing skills and knowledge acquired from the course of VART2115 Drawing: Visual Thinking and Observation. It enables students to explore drawing as an evolving mode of contemporary art practice and expression, and considers drawing as a means for contextual inquiry and experimentation with the application of creative ideas, practices and technologies of the discipline. The content deals with the concept of drawing, its development from traditional to contemporary, and covers a wide range of techniques, materials, functions and approaches with alternative process of the media.
Students may work in a variety of traditional media, including graphite, charcoal and pastel, and are encouraged to explore the use of new and mixed media. Various drawing approaches with a variety of subject matters, such as figure, still-life, and landscape will be examined and practiced in the course. Students will also concentrate on more complex personal and creative aspects of drawing, while perceptual and conceptual issues will be pursued. By the end of the course, students will have the competence to transform the contextual inquiry into expressive or experimental drawing.
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