Undergraduate Course: Drawing: Head Life Study (LLLA07076)
|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.
The course will provide a concentrated examination of the head, torso and hands exploring expressive drawing and mixed media approaches.
Working directly from models, the self-portrait and casts, students will undertake detailed study of the anatomy, proportion and character of the head and will be encouraged to develop a personal approach and expand their skills to produce dynamic and arresting head studies. Students will be introduced to a range of historical and contemporary artists whose work focuses on head study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 1
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 28,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual art works within the discipline studied. This will include a selection of resolved art works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study out with the class. Typically, this will comprise:
- Class Contact hours: 27.5 (work undertaken during the class)
- Directed hours: 27.5 (work the tutor has set students to each week in their own time)
- Independent Study Hours: 45 (work students set themselves to do, relevant to the discipline studied)
The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of this course through class hours, directed and independent study, students will be able to;
Research and consider the proportion, form and anatomy of the human head and accurately translate them through drawing
Demonstrate confidence in the use of a range of drawing techniques and uses of materials appropriate to the study of the head.
Show a body of work in head life studies which demonstrates an informed knowledge of the human head.
Marsh, R., 1970. Anatomy for artists. Andover, MA: Dover Press
Wolff, E., 1958. Anatomy for artists. 4th ed., London: H.K. Lewis.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- skills in drawing and painting from the human figure
- understanding of the proportion, form and structure of the human head
- ability to deploy creative approaches to compositional pictorial space.
- ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of portrait drawing within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
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