Undergraduate Course: Painting: portraiture (LLLA07002)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course enables students to develop a personal approach to all aspects of portraiture through drawing and painting techniques. Working directly from models students will use a range of approaches to expand skills and techniques to produce dynamic and arresting portraits and head studies. A range of materials may be used incorporating drawing, oil-based and water-based media and students will consider the historical and contemporary context of the portrait in visual culture.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of this course through class hours, directed and independent study, students will be able to;
use a visual sketchbook/journal to research, record and reflect on an increased understanding of the proportion, form and anatomy of the human head and accurately translate them through painting
demonstrate enhanced skills in working with a range of painting materials to explore the form of the human head within a compositional framework
select, edit and present a coherent body of visual studies, drawings and mixed media works which demonstrate an informed and individual response to the portrait as subject matter
Marsh, R., 1970. Anatomy for artists. London: Dover.
Wolff, E., 1958. Anatomy for artists. 4th ed., London: H K Lewis.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||skills in drawing and painting the human figure
understanding of the proportion, form and structure of the human head
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of portrait painting within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400