The course aims to support you to extend your individual drawing, painting and printmaking knowledge, skills and understanding. It is intended to be exploratory and flexible, taking into account your areas of interest. Practical workshops introducing techniques and processes will be supported by analysis of particular artists’ working methods and techniques as well as by gallery and museum visits. By the end of the course you will have experienced using a variety of art materials and methods of working, as well as further developed your understanding of how these activities have been used by artists both past and present.
- Hands on practice
- Examples from books
- Individual tuition and feedback from tutor
- To develop and enhance individual fine art practice, and to gain an appreciation of related artists, techniques and their different forms and expressions.
- To explore a range of different materials, techniques and processes within drawing, painting and printmaking.
- To develop understanding around how these materials and methods can be used in conjunction with each other to extend individual practice.
- To extend knowledge, skills and understanding around the potential of the use of line, tone, colour, composition, collage and mark making as part of artistic process.
- To develop individual practice through making.
- To demonstrate an understanding of the range and methods available within fine art practice.
- To have applied those skills practically through individual projects, portfolio development and an extended related essay (1000 – 2000 words).
Assessment will be continuous in the form of discussions and feedback from the tutor. Students will also be encouraged to keep a detailed ‘journal of progress’ throughout the
course in the form of a reflective practice journal. They will also be expected to present a portfolio of work, documenting examples of each style and technique explored throughout the course in addition to a series of final outcomes within their own preferred working style.
- 50% Portfolio
- 20% Extended Related Essay
- 30% Reflective Practice Journal
|DISTINCTION||Student understands the full range of artistic styles and concepts, and has a|
|highly sophisticated ability to demonstrate that knowledge through practical|
|CREDIT||Student understands a wide range of artistic styles and concepts, and has a|
|relatively sophisticated ability to demonstrate that knowledge through practical|
|MERIT||Student understands a range of artistic styles and concepts, and has a clear|
|Grade C||ability to demonstrate that knowledge through practical application.|
|PASS||Student understands basic artistic styles and concepts, and some ability to|
|Grade D||demonstrate that knowledge through practical application.|
|FAIL||None of the criteria listed below followed|
This class is normally delivered over one term, with 90 teaching contact hours or equivalent in the Michaelmas term, and 60 teaching contact hours for Hilary and Trinity terms. For students requesting credit, we recommend the transfer of three college credits for Michaelmas and two college credits for Hilary and Trinity, on successful completion of the class.
Please note: An additional £300 materials fee is required for this course.