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Undergraduate Course: Painting Edinburgh (LLLA07152)

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 course enables students to make a series of studies working on location in and around Edinburgh to be developed in the studio through investigations into the work of artists who reference the urban landscape such as Carol Rhodes, Jock McFadyen, Joan Eardley and Peter Doig. Students will become familiar with the techniques, creative processes and visual forms particular to the artists and make a series of explorative studies and paintings. Students will develop their own personal responses informed by contextual sources demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.
Course description Over the weeks the course will cover:

Introduction and familiarisation with artists┐ work depicting the Urban Landscape
Develop understanding of artists┐ work through practical experiment. Become familiar with specialist terms and vocabulary
On location. Drawing and gathering visual information from the Urban Landscape
On location. Continue gathering visual information from the Urban Landscape
Reflect on investigations. Own ideas provide a starting point for exploration, working with appropriate materials, techniques and processes and build on critical understanding
Develop own ideas in paintings and visual forms
On Location. Review ideas and further explore visual resources
Sustaining development and exploration of the resources
Working towards an informed response making connections with featured artists┐ work and the urban landscape
Complete responses and critical group review
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

    RESEARCH
    Use a visual sketchbook/journal to research, record and reflect on the investigative process and understand how artists respond to the Edinburgh landscape in their work through the selection of appropriate resources, materials, techniques and processes
  2. PRACTICE
    Demonstrate an ability to use specialist terms, vocabulary and techniques and materials make purposeful explorations and paintings of Edinburgh
  3. PRESENTATION
    Develop their own ideas in paintings and visual forms to show an informed, analytical and cultural understanding and present an individual response making connections with the contextual sources
Reading List
Essays by LUBBOCK. T and JAMES. M. (2007). Carol Rhodes. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
COHEN. D, (2001). Jock McFadyen: a book about a painter/ David Cohen with Lewis Biggs.
Lund Humphries: Aldershot (1982) Edinburgh: the grand panorama of Edinburgh: as seen in a walk around Calton Hill in 1847. Paul Harris Publishing
CROWE. V. (2005). On reflection/ introduction by Mike Walton. London: Thackery Gallery
Pearson, F., 2007 Joan Eardley, Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland
Virtue, J., Schama, S., Moorhouse, P. and Wiggins, C., 2005, John Virtue: London paintings, London: National Gallery.
The Scottish Gallery. Available from http://www.scottishgallery.co.uk/artist/henry_kondracki
The Fruitmarket Gallery. Available from
http://fruitmarket.co.uk/exhibitions/archive/air-iomlaid/
Bourne Fine Art. Available from http://www.bournefineart.com/Artist/p/artist/960
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills using a sketchbook as an artist┐s/designer┐s 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
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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