Undergraduate Course: How to use a Sketchbook (LLLA07074)
|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.
Working both ┐on location┐ and within the studio environment, this course introduces ways to use a sketchbook as an effective tool to record visual images and ideas and develop a personal visual language using a range of media and techniques. The course informs students as to how a sketchbook can be used to record impressions, ideas, drawings and notes, revealing over time where individual interests lie. Students will be helped to understand how a sketchbook can ┐talk back┐ and act as a reminder of previous experiences or sets of ideas.
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:
make coherent use of a sketchbook to record, develop and reflect on visual ideas, images and research;
be effective in the uses of a range drawing, painting and mixed media techniques both within a sketchbook and in development studies
present a range of directed lines of enquiry and insightful reflection in the selection and editing of visual ideas.
PERRELLA, L., 2004. Artists' Journal and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages, Gloucester, MA: Quarry Books.
BRERETON, R., 2009, Sketchbooks: the hidden art of designers, illustrators and creative, London: Laurence King.
MANCO, T., 2007, Street sketchbooks, London: Thames and Hudson
MASLEN, M., 2011, Drawing projects : an exploration of the language of drawing, London: Black Dog Publishing
GIACOMETTI, A. (1901-1966), 1967, Giacometti : a sketchbook of interpretive drawings, New York: H. N. Abrams
NORDLAND, G., 2007, Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press; Taos: Harwood Museum of Art.
HOCKNEY, D., 1978, Travels with pen, pencil and ink, New York: Petersburg Press
DOIG, P., 2005, Peter Doig : works on paper , Dallas, TX: The Dallas Museum of Art Toronto: The Art Gallery of Ontario, Ko┐ln : Ko┐nig
ARTS COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1974, Jasper Johns drawings, London: Arts Council of Great Britain.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- using a sketchbook as an artist┐s/designers┐ tool
- recording and developing visual ideas
- effective use of drawing, painting and mixed media
- ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of the sketchbook within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400