Advanced Drawing Course


Teaching Staff: Verykios Spyridon
Course Code: VIS536
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Lectures
Semester: 5th΄
ECTS: 5
Teaching Units: 3
Teaching Hours: 3
Teaching Structure:
ActivitySemester Workload
Lab Lectures39
Literature Study and Analysis56
Practice and Preparation30
Course Total (ECTS: 5)125

Recquired / Recommended : VIS130, VIS230
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Short Description:

The Advanced Drawing Course is aimed at students who wish to deepen their insight on issues of visual language and artistic methodology.

The course introduces a body of fundamental principles on decoding a work of art, whether it is a drawing, a photo, a graphic design application or a sequence of images.

Emphasis is given to the interpretation of pictorial elements as abstract symbols and on the methods of their constitution into functional aesthetic forms.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The Advanced Drawing Course offers students the possibility  to deepen their understanding of form and issues related to visual arts language .

The aim of this course is to push students perception on art issues in new ways  along with the formation of a fundamental syntax of visual communication.


Syllabus:

1st Week: Pictorial Space

- Pictorial Space & axes

- Pictorial Space dynamics

- Positive & Negative Space

- Pictorial Space and Form

 

2nd week: Balance

- Axes and Balance

- Static Balance

- Dynamic Balance

- Absence of Balance

 

3rd week: Line

- Types of lines and their fuction

- Lines and axes

 

Week 4: Rhythm

- Types of rhythm

- Unity and Contrast

- Rhythm, positive and negative space

- Rhythm and absence of thematic focus

- Rhythm and thematic focus

 

Week 5: Expressive line

- Expressive rhythm

- Interpretative approach to form

 

6th Week: Movement

- Axes and Movement

- Rhythm and Movement

 

Week 7: Unity and contrast of forms

- Proximity

- Unity and directional opposition

- Unity and contrast of tones

- Unity and texture contrast

- Unity and color contrast

 

Week 8: Hierarchy of form

- Rythm and shape

- Proximity & Isolation

- Scale & Emphasis

- Position of form

 

Week 9: Tone

- Tone scales

- Tonal proportions

- Tone proximity

- Tone boundaries

 

10th Week: Color

- Impressionist Color

- Monochromatic Color

- Color scales, general principles


Suggested Bibliography:

David Lauer/Stephen Pentak, Design Basics, Εκδόσεις Wadsworth Publishing 2008

Teel Sale/Claudia Betti, Drawing: A Contemporary Approach, Εκδόσεις Cengage Learning 2002


Teaching Methods:

The course consists of a series of lectures, during which the  elements of visual language and painting are introduced.

The work of visual artists is presented during the lectures, as a basis for understanding the conceptual framework of visual arts.

Students apply these  principles trough a series of orchestrated exercises.


Evaluation Methods:

An evaluation questionnaire is filled and submitted anonymously by the students.

During the exams students submit artwork files that they carried out during the semester.

The evaluation of their work is based on quantitative and qualitative assessment in relation to the principles taught during the semester.

Updated: 21-03-2019

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