This unit provides a practical introduction to foundational drawing and instruction of the skills and techniques of traditional drawing with a brief introduction to contemporary drawing practices. The development and integration of the creative process will inform the underlying framework. This creative process with allow for formal conventions of drawing to be discussed and practiced. The skills of observation, analysis, selection, interpretation and expression will be explored through ongoing projects which encourage the development of strong perceptual, analytical and conceptual awareness within the discipline. students will engage with contemporary drawling and practice through gallery visits and seminars. Students will be encouraged to begin exploring their own creative process, ideas, imagery and visual language within the drawing activities. Students will be required to initiate a personal body of drawing work which will include work from both within and outside of class. At each stage throughout this unit students will be asked to critically evaluate the creative act of drawing in the context of the Christian faith and spirituality especially in light of what ethical and moral issues may be raised in connection with the issues of representation.
+ Introduction to contemporary drawing practices
+ Observation, interpretation and expression
+ Basic techniques of drawing
+ Composition, line, tone and shape
+ Visual language within the drawing