Undergraduate Course: The Animated Animal; creative studies (LLLA07133)
|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 examine the anatomical structure of the animal and will include the structure and motion of animal skeletons and general muscle patterns. This research and groundwork will inform the development of a range of studies and artwork. Students will explore the expressive qualities of the drawing materials and develop a more considered approach to rendering their personal interpretation in the resolved work. Students will refer to the series of photographs of ┐Animal Locomotion┐ by Eadward Muybridge, and also the work of the American film maker Michael Langan whose films explore the boundaries of live action and animation. As part of the course students will be asked to make works in response to the subject of Edinburgh Zoo ┐ viewed as a public space for the spectators, and a private space for the inhabitant animal.
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:
demonstrate a rigorous work ethic in the sketchbook that informs an analytical interpretation of animal anatomy and also underpins the expressive and thought provoking qualities
be effective in the uses of a range drawing, painting and mixed media techniques both within a sketchbook and in development studies in response to the study of animals.
present a range of directed lines of enquiry and insightful reflection in the selection and editing of visual ideas which reveal a position on the study of animals.
|George Stubbs: art, animals and anatomy.Parker, Constance-Anne. 1984 |
John,Berger: Looking at Animals
Francis Bacon, 1909-1992-Exhibitions, Publisher:London : Tate Gallery, 1985.
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