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Undergraduate Course: Creative Approaches to the Natural World 2 (LLLA07033)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.

This course explores creative ways to represent the natural world with the focus on ┐animals and minerals┐ through drawings, paintings and mixed media art works. The series of images produced will comprise of notes, sketches and studies that focus on different aspects of the complex natural forms. The student will be encouraged to challenge themselves and explore new methods of working and build an understanding of the materials, and a personal development of the language of colour, tone, form and composition. To augment studio work the student will be expected to gather useful notes and drawings in their sketchbook that explore more than just the appearance of minerals and animals. The emphasis of this course will be to develop a range of imaginative and inventive imagery using different perspectives derived from microscopic images and observational drawing. Techniques such as amplification, exaggeration, connections, correlation, juxtaposition, selection and simplification will be employed throughout the course as part of the process of developing a personal response to the subject matter.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

RESEARCH
research and examine scientific and natural sources (mineral and animal) to develop a range of visual information

PRACTICE
create a series of sketches, drawings and mixed media studies which demonstrate a creative response to the subject

PRESENT
develop considered and engaging works which reveal a personal response to the natural world.
Reading List
Recommended

ARBELOFF, N., 1973, designing with natural forms, London: Batsford
BLOSSFELDT, K., 1998 , Art forms in nature : examples from the plant world photographed direct from nature, London: Prestel
PLOUS, P. 1987, Terry Winters, painting and drawing, Sta Barbara CA: University Art Museum
1995, Ian McKeever : the Marianne North paintings, London: Matt┐s Gallery
MARTIN, R., 2008, Contemporary botanical illustration with the Eden Project, London: Batsford
Catalogue, 1992, Peter Randall-Page : Sculpture and drawings 1977-1992, Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture
Muybridge, E., 1979, Muybridge's Complete human and animal locomotion, London: Dover
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills observing the natural world as a creative practice
drawing and painting from nature
composition and design
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of a creative response to the natural world within visual culture
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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