ILU416 - Life Drawing - Applied

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Subject Title
Life Drawing - Applied

Subject Description
A continuation of Life drawing 1, this course maintains the focus on solid figure drawing, composition and style exploration. Emphasis will be on evolution and development of their interpretative skills as it pertains to the figure and composition. The application of wet and dry media will be the method.  The content will be explored through finding narrative with props, costumes and gestures.  A series of short and sustained drawings will be produced as part of the final evaluation.

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

  1. Complete drawings that reflect comprehensive knowledge of figurative proportions, composition and scale.
  2. Utilize wet and dry colour media to contribute to the narrative of the work.
  3. Incorporate costumes, props and gestures to add narrative depth to drawings.
  4. Generate the specifics of character through in-depth portraiture and sensitivity to facial expressions.
  5. Incorporate knowledge of styles and cultural graphic influences within drawings.
  6. Synthesize unlike parts to create cohesion in the picture plane
  7. Respond constructively and professionally to giving and receiving critical feedback in the process of evaluating work.

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.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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

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

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.