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Semester 1

Drawing Journal: Sketchbook forms and variations (DESI08095)







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Course Summary

Students will explore the visual world through observational drawing and documentation using text and image within sketchbook formats. The course will develop sequential ideas and themes through academic and artistic examples. In preparatory works and sketchbooks by Leonardo da Vinci, Gwen John, Picasso Le Corbusier, Joseph Beuys and Grayson Perry, for example, it can be seen that the origination and organization of drawn and written pages is an integral element of creative practice. Specific themes will be identified for duration of the course, to enhance the students development as artists and designers. For example: The City; Body of Evidence; Opposites, Identity and The Journey.

Course Description

Sketchbooks encapsulate preparatory studies and the genesis of ideas. A series of projects will give an introduction to the ways in which observational study is used to describe themes and narratives. Necessarily, there is a discipline and order within the structure of a book, as well as improvisatory and experimental connections allied to the creative process. Students will be introduced to seminal examples of the genre from leading exponents within art, design, and electronic media and their relationship to the History of Art and the contemporary sphere of visual expression. The outcome of eleven weeks of will be a completed Drawing Journal.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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