Undergraduate Course: Developing Life Drawing (LLLA07028)
|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 is designed to develop and extend student skills and approaches in drawing directly from the life model. Each week, students will be given a range of strategies to develop understanding of the structure and proportion of the human form, while also developing and considering the mood and character of the pose related to the uses of a range of materials and techniques.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
Explore and reflect on the uses and context of figure drawing within art practices;
Investigate and develop personal way of looking at and representing the human figure through increased understanding of proportion, body mass and structure;
Develop ability in life drawing to demonstrate a confident use of materials such as charcoal, pencil and ink.
Berry, William A., 1977. Drawing the human form: methods, sources, concepts: a guide to drawing from life. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Eisler, G., 1977. From naked to nude: life drawing in the twentieth century. London: Thames & Hudson.
Gordon, Louise. 1989. Figure in action: anatomy for artists. London: Batsford.
1949 Figure Drawings. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Observational drawing techniques
Knowledge of the anatomy of the human body
Understanding of proportion and form
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of life drawing within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400