ART06097 2019 Drawing 3 (Expanding Applications)

General Details

Full Title
Drawing 3 (Expanding Applications)
Transcript Title
Drawing 3 (Expanding Applicati
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Subject Area
ART - Art
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Ronnie Hughes, Lizzie Kinsella
Programme Membership
SG_AARTT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

This drawing module aims to enhance and expand observational and conceptual drawing skills through and a series of studio projects; cultivate methodologies of research and approaches of application to practice, concepts and outcomes. Through a process of individual and group tutorials, critical analysis is fostered to promote and stimulate debate among students and lecturers whilst contextualising historical and contemporary practice.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Have developed observational and analytical skills through a series of drawing projects.


Have begun to develop an individual approach and relationship to materials and working practices in respect of observational and conceptual drawing. Show evidence of contextualisation of historical and contemporary artists.


Have developed a series of research strategies that can be applied to studio projects and have developed a good standard of studio practice and verbally contributed to individual and group tutorials, (through the keeping of a visual journal and other sustained outputs in drawing).


Have produced a body of drawing that demonstrates and articulates personal drawing skills, methodologies of research and understanding of outcomes.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A range of teaching and learning strategies are engaged, ranging from individual and group tutorials to practical demonstrations of materials and techniques within the studio/drawing room.

Illustrated talks on artists and art practices are investigated within research journals and along with a visiting artist programme provide an opportunity for deeper understanding. Field trips to museums and galleries at home and abroad add to knowledge depth.

Module Assessment Strategies

Practical work will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and there will be a formal mid semester review. Assessment will take at the end of the semester. At this point each of the learning outcomes are considered in relation to the art works presented and in conjunction with the supporting portfolio. Supporting work should include related studies, accompanying documentation, visual journals and/or relevant texts.

Repeat Assessments

Students will be given repeat project briefs which will be issued at the end of the academic stage and submitted in the autumn.

Indicative Syllabus


Develop ability to independently research areas of concern relating to project briefs through the keeping of a visual journal, while contextualising historical and contemporary artists.

Develop methodologies and processes using found materials and images in conjunction with drawing vocabulary to broaden understanding of the medium and to develop sustained drawing practices.

Studio Practice

Establish and develop methods of good studio practice cultivating dynamic working systems, materials and approaches.

Contribute to individual and group tutorials around assigned project briefs.

Develop responsibility to input and outcomes through exhibition/presentation.

Project Drawing

Apply research, methodologies/processes to assigned project briefs.

Expand and broaden drawing vocabulary through conceptual, imaginative and observational practice.

Develop a relationship with a wide range of drawing materials.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exhibition/Presentation of a body of drawing. Practical Assessment 50 % End of Semester 2,3
2 Sustainable research and practice Practical Assessment 50 % End of Semester 1,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Drawing Room Contextual Drawing 3 Weekly 3.00
Practical Drawing Room Studio Drawing 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2007 The Drawing Book Black Dog Pub Limited
ISBN 1904772811 ISBN-13 9781904772811

The works in The Drawing Book, by artists, architects, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers and thinkers of all descriptions, attest to the versatility and immediacy of drawing. From first thoughts to finely wrought, elaborate artworks, from the lightest sketch in pencil to bold, gallery-wall installations, the medium is shown as an essential vehicle for creativity. The recent prominence of artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Chris Ofili, Rachel Whiteread, Ellen Gallagher, and a host of others who use drawing as a final means of expression, is addressed in both the works shown and essays by curators Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout, and art historian Charles Darwent. The Drawing Book takes us on a journey through five themes measurement, nature, the city, dreams, and the body. Each is richly illustrated with a diverse range of images, from the old masters Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Drer through great Modernist pieces by Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, and on to the contemporary artists who are reviving drawing today. A new and unique approach to an age old medium.

Recommended Reading
2010 On Line The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9780870707827 ISBN-13 0870707825

Published to accompany the exhibition held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 21 Nov. 2010 - 7 Feb. 2011.

Recommended Reading
2013-12-15 Line Let Loose Reaktion Books
ISBN 9781780230825 ISBN-13 1780230826

Maclagan shows that each of the marginal forms of drawing -- scribbling, doodling, and automatic drawing -- has its own history in spiritualism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, and psychedelic art and considers their new relationship to twenty-first-century digital culture.

Recommended Reading
2010 The Primacy of Drawing
ISBN 0300126468 ISBN-13 9780300126464

In this important and original book, Deanna Petherbridgeherself a practicing artistaffirms the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art from the 15th century to the present. Scrutinizing a wide range of drawings, Petherbridge confirms a long historical commitment to the primal importance of sketching in generating ideas and problem solving, examines the production of autonomous drawings as gifts or for pleasure, and traces the importance of the life-class and theories of drawing in the training of artists until well into the 20th century. She also addresses the changing role of drawing in relation to contemporary practice and its importance for conceptual artists working in a nonhierarchical manner with a multiplicity of practices, techniques and technologies. In addition to analyzing specific works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso, and other great draftsmen, Petherbridge pays close attention to those artists traditionally regarded as minor because of their graphic elaboration or involvement with caricature and play, as well as to the important contribution of women artists in the 20th and 21st centuries. Responding to the vibrant rediscovery of drawing as significant practice in studios, exhibitions, and art schools, Petherbridge proposes an ambitious and novel agenda for the study and enjoyment of drawing.

Recommended Reading
2015-02-03 Contemporary Drawing Tate
ISBN 1854379704 ISBN-13 9781854379702

Drawing is at the very forefront of contemporary art practice. The radical shift in the treatment and development of drawing since the 1960s has resulted in a renewed status and relevance for it within current practice, with some of the most exciting artistic ideas of the last fifty years indebted to its use. This brand new study into contemporary drawing structures itself around three broad subjects: abstraction and drawing, looking at the way drawing really came into its own at a time when notions of art and the employment of media were radically challenged; drawing as narrative, borrowing and developing ideas on illustration and cartoon art, and investigating the use of drawing with the moving image; and drawing as engagement, with its role in offering a visual description of our environment, as well as the notion of its own physical presence, particularly in relationship to landscape. Including work by artists such as Agnes Martin, Richard Serra, Philip Guston, Raymond Pettibon, Alison Wilding, Robin Rhode, Xu Bing, Gordon Matta-Clarke and Richard Long, the book explores how practitioners have addressed and redefined notions of medium specificity in relation to drawing, and how it has been particularly significant for artists pursuing an interdisciplinary practice. Katharine Stout contextualises the medium within history and with the current treatment of drawing by theoreticians, institutions, the art market, and education systems, concluding that drawing is a popular, diverse and ever evolving medium.--Tate Publishing.

Recommended Reading
1997 Drawing Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN 015501580X ISBN-13 9780155015807

Going beyond conventional approaches, this drawing text emphasizes the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual significance of art. The development of today's art from that of the past is traced, giving a sense of meaning and continuity. Illustrations and analyses enable students to turn their energies to new and different directions, to give material form to their own ideas.

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Art Review

Art Forum


Flash Art

Art in America

URL Resources

Other Resources

Field Trips, Local and International

Visiting Artist Programme