Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Drawing: Extended Practice
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio  Portfolio of artworks created during and following each of the 10 weekly practical sessions  100%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary assessment  Portfolio of new artworks  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Synthesise workshop material into practical applications using a variety of drawing media.

2. Find imaginative solutions within the confines of a specific brief.

3. Sustain a project over an extended period of time.

4. Apply and develop technical skills in the context of self-initiated and self-directed work.

5 Complete work independently and to a high standard within a given time period.

6. Better understand how drawing is applicable to all art disciplines.

Brief description

Drawing facilitates our ability to make an individual response to the world around us. It is a visual language that requires practice and an understanding of the rationale of drawing. Single Honours students are offered extended practice to reinforce the essential skills and knowledge of materials and methods provided in AR11120 Drawing: Looking, Seeing, Thinking. Workshops include case studies that examine the artwork of specific artists in order to understand the connection between process and outcome. Students are encouraged to synthesise this learning during their self-directed project which is an extended study of a particular aspect of drawing. Studio practicals offer time for development and resolution of work with tuition and support from staff who are art practitioners themselves working in a variety of media. Access to original artworks from the extensive collections of the School of Art Museum and Galleries provides an additional resource. The theme is broadly linked to the core art history module AH1150: Looking into Landscape: Reading, Researching, Responding which also runs during Semester 1.


The module comprises weekly classes, workshops and tutorials with staff from all disciplines taught at the School of Art. The syllabus broadly connects with themes explored in the core art history module AH11520 Looking into Landscape: Reading, Researching, Responding to provide a themed approach to drawing practice. Practical classes reinforce core module (new module AR11120 Drawing: Seeing, Looking, Thinking) content

1. Lecture: Information Gathering and Process.
Workshop: Case Study, Mark Making.
Practical: Mark Making, building an image.

2. Workshop: Case Study of an appropriate artist.
Practical: Line Drawing (measuring).

3. Workshop: Case Study, Line Drawing (artist/technique).
Practical: Line and Tone Drawing (measuring).

4. Workshop: Case Study, Chiaroscuro.
Practical: Chiaroscuro.

5. Workshop: Case Study, Illustrator.
Practical: Line and tone.

6. Tutorial Week

7. Workshop: Case Study, Contemporary Artist.
Practical: Movement.

8. Workshop: Case Study, Landscape/Environmental Artist.
Practical: Outdoor Drawing.

9. Workshop: Case Study, Monotype as Drawing.
Practical: Basics of Monotype.

10. Workshop: Ink Drawing.
Practical: Ink Drawing.

11. Workshop: Case Study Drawing with Paint.
Practical: Drawing with Paint.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students are gradually introduced to numerical technical information e.g. in chemical processes of printmaking, photography, perspective drawing, etc.
Communication Discussion of artwork in individual and group situations throughout semester.
Improving own Learning and Performance Mode of teaching during classes and seminars provides feedback weekly during the semester giving students ample opportunity to respond to feedback.
Information Technology Research visual imagery and access email, Blackboard, etc. is explained and students referred to IS Helpdesk if necessary.
Personal Development and Career planning Students are encouraged to consider future options during semester 1, with both a short- and long-term view.
Problem solving Problem solving is inherent and evidential in the production of artwork.
Research skills Students are introduced to our subject area librarian; instructed on keeping visual diary/logbook/sketchbook that necessitates research skills – these are introduced gradually throughout module.
Subject Specific Skills Techniques and methodology introduced as appropriate to each subject area throughout semester.
Team work Using subject specific equipment in dedicated studio space throughout the building requires teamwork. Workshops and small group tutorials and outdoor field work reinforces team/group ethos.


This module is at CQFW Level 4