Drawing 1: Exploring Drawing Media

Drawing 1: Exploring Drawing Media

Duration: 12 months at 8hrs/week

Price: £1315

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This course is taught online

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About the Course

Exploring Drawing Media investigates a range of approaches to drawing that open up the possibilities for making, thinking and enabling you to enrich your creative outcomes with new methods.

This unit expands upon a contemporary view of drawing with an exploration of a wide range of media. This is complimented with examples from contemporary practitioners and within the wider contemporary arts world. You will be required to develop your use of drawing media, including fluid media and collage as well as appropriating mediums for the development of a drawing in three-dimensions. You will also explore the contemporary idea of drawing as ‘process’, where your choice of medium and act of making opens up the imaginative realm. The final assignment will allow you to develop your own ideas in relation to the preceding assignments. You may choose to work with one media or a combination of processes and media which demonstrate your technical abilities as well as your passionate response to all that you have learnt on the course.

The unit also requires the development of critical research and a reflective commentary in the form of a learning log. This will involve the following-up and researching of art, artists and methods within the teaching materials as well as those suggested by your tutor. You will also learn to discern your successes and weaknesses of your completed work through the writing of a reflective commentary that aims to develop in you a growing awareness of your practice.

This unit is a requirement for all students on the BA Drawing pathway.

The Open College of the Arts is a non-profit educational charity offering arts education through open and flexible distance learning methods. You will receive support from a one-to-one tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.

All of our part time distance learning Open degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We have an exceptional range of part-time Open courses at Higher Education level in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film.

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