Undergraduate Course: The Taxidermy Object; creative studies (LLLA07132)
|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 ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED
This course will enable students to re-evaluate the ¿taxidermy animal¿ as a subject for creative research and enquiry and explore what these objects meant and mean now. Students will build their own collection of drawings and sketches from the displayed and stored objects in the Museum of Scotland and create art work based on the theme of ¿The Art of Collecting¿. Students will be encouraged to think of animals in art in an imaginative and thought-provoking way to help develop and create a distinctive body of artworks. The award winning animation film ¿The Tannery¿ will be shown with an introductory talk by the Edinburgh-based artist Iain Gardner: its plot involves a recently deceased fox who has a life-after-death experience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
record the experience of looking at the materiality of the taxidermy animal within the museum context, and develop a knowledge and understanding of how to sustain a line of enquiry in a series of related art works
be effective in the uses of a range drawing, painting and mixed media techniques both within a sketchbook and in development studies which consider a creative response to the taxidermy animal.
present a range of directed lines of enquiry and insightful reflection in the selection and editing of visual ideas derived from research and study of the ¿taxidermy animal.
|Rachel Poliquin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. poliquin.pdf (application/pdf Object)|
Deep Storage : Collecting, Storing, and Archiving in Art, edited by Ingrid Shaffner and Matthias Winzen
The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing (Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures) Rachel Poliquin
The Afterlives of Animals: A Museum Menagerie Samuel J.M.M Albert
Drawing projects : an exploration of the language of drawing, London: Black Dog Publishing MASLEN, M., 2011,
Mark Dion: archaeology/ (edited by Alex Coles and Mark Dion London :Black Dog 1999
Picturing animals in Britain: c.1750-1850 / by Diana Donald.
Karle Weschke, Portrait of a Painter by Jeremy Lewison, Published in 1998 by Petronilla Silver Ruston,Penzance.
Susan Rothenberg, Painting and Drawing by Michael Auping, 1992 Rizzoli, New York
|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