Class Drawing I

  • Presentation


    By mastering the concepts and the technical and instrumental approaches explained in the objectives and program of the curricular unit, the student will be able to register graphically and plastically any type of visual situation

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    Memory drawing and natural drawing; the images of the drawing; what we see, what we know and what we draw; visual sensors, perception and cognition; perceptual image and graphic representation; drawing machines and photography; drawing of tonal values and contour drawing.

    Graphic diary; intuition versus reason: diagrammatic and measured drawing; drawing with discipline; size and distance; proportion and scale; specificities and operational skills of sketch and study (detail); contour and dynamics; the absence of the line: the stain and tonal values.

    Instruments and supports; dry media and liquid media; the means of representation: systems and non-systems; structural analysis of volume.

    Expressive variants (work in function of time).

  • Objectives


    The curricular unit Drawing I, by promoting the observation of reality, its representation and reflection on the images produced, has the following objectives:

    • develop observation and perceptual acuity regarding the different ways of drawing;

    • to promote dexterity in the manipulation of different instruments and techniques of drawing;

    • create conditions for the student to take the act of drawing and design with knowledge, agility and safety;

    • develop understanding, mastery and ability to select the different ways of drawing according to the objectives outlined;

    • understand and know how to apply the basic terminologies of drawing.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The programme comprises modules to be developed through practical exercises involving the observation of shapes and objects.

    Theoretical sessions will be given to present the subjects, themes, examples and theoretical foundations of the practical exercises to be developed in each phase of work .

    Contact between the lecturer and the student is favoured, as they are engaged in an interaction of knowledge and expectations, questions and answers.

    Due to the laboratory nature of this course, it must be taken in Continuous Assessment.

  • References


    Bowen, Ron (1992). Drawing masterclass. The Slade School of Fine Art. Boston, Toronto, London: Bulfinch Press Book.

    Edwards, Betty (1994). Aprender a dibujar cone el lado derecho del cérebro (Drawing on the right side of the brain). Barcelona: Urano.

    Gombrich, E. H. (1996). Art & Illusion, A study in the psychology of pictorial representation (18th edition). London: Phaidon Press Limited.

    Hale, Robert Beverly (1969). Drawing lessons from the great masters. New York: Watson-Guptil Publications.

    Hockney, David (2006). Secret Knowledge (New and Expanded Edition): Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters.Thames & Hudson.

    Nicolaides, Kimon (1969). The Natural way to Draw, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

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