|Assessment length / details
|Portfolio submission including: Preparatory work: (sketchbooks, studies etc.)A portfolio of paintings and/or drawings
|Re-submission of portfolio
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a. demonstrate a growing proficiency in painting and drawing from the life model.
b. analyse the human form and interpret that analysis in the context of a number of different project briefs.
c. evidence a growing understanding of the creative potential of life studies within the framework of their other art practice.
d. evaluate their own work in relation to other students taking this module.
e. evidence some knowledge of methods and materials, their relative potentials and limitations.
f. articulate ideas about their own work through interaction in individual and group tutorials
Students further their art practice in the context of the life class, following a series of projects based around the life model. The type and length of pose is set by the tutor who will also prescribe a series of projects that explore the subject of the nude in the context of: tone, structure, anatomy, colour, movement and arrested movement. The final part of the course comprises an extended project based around the nude to be determined by the tutor.
This module is designed for students wishing to work in the life class at level 2. It is an option for those students with a particular interest in painting and drawing the nude and forms the part of a pathway in Life Studies initiated in Part 1.
Week 1: Introduction: strategies and materials (painting and drawing) for life studies
Week 2: Anatomy and structure of the body
Week 3: Tone (i)
Week 4: Tone (ii) development & group tutorial
Week 5: Colour (i)
Week 6: Colour (ii) development
Week 7: Colour (iii) development & group tutorial
Week 8: Movement and arrested movement
Week9: Extended project
Week10: Extended project
Week 11: Conclusion of extended project
|development and encouragement of communication skills occurs during tutorials and group tutorials
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|development of a self-critical appraoch to creative working and to time management, supproted through the tutorail programme.
|development of practical drawing and painting skills
|development of a programme of art practice related research centred around the subject of the nude
|A degree of teamwork is inherent in the group tutorials but not formally assessed
This module is at CQFW Level 5