ILU100 - Traditional Illustrative Media I

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Subject Title
Traditional Illustrative Media I

Subject Description
This traditional media course is offered each semester and the focus will be on the practical techniques of drawing, painting, sculpting and mixed media. In this 1st semester course the students will learn the range of painting techniques, using watercolour, inks, gouache and acrylic paints on paper, illustration board and canvas.

Credit Status
Independent Illustration Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Analyze geometric and organic forms and incorporate on to a two-dimensional surface.
2. Manipulate acrylic, watercolour, and ink to render three-dimensional objects in a picture plane
3. Apply basic understanding of colour theory as it applies to still-life painting
4. Communicate visually a narrative or sequence using various painting mediums.
5. Demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviour when accepting and participating in peer and faculty critiques
6. Select an appropriate painting strategy for a desired effect.
7. Use terminology appropriate to communicating formal colour theory and its principles.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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