ART07051 2019 Drawing 6: Refining a Practice

General Details

Full Title
Drawing 6: Refining a Practice
Transcript Title
Drawing 6: Refining a Practice
75 %
Subject Area
ART - Art
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mark Pepper, Ronnie Hughes
Programme Membership
SG_AARTT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

This subject aims to deepen the student's critical understanding of drawing practice and to introduce a variety of examples of contemporary practice. It is expected that the student will generate a body of work that develops in tandem with ideas and methods pursued in concurrent studio modules.

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate a deepened conceptual understanding of the possibilities of drawing.


Have developed the ability to reflect critically upon their individual drawing practice.


Have explored a range of materials and approaches to expressing their ideas.


Have created a body of work which displays an innovative, personalised approach to drawing, appropriate skills and sensitivity to materials and content and methodology.


Confidently pursue a specific line of enquiry within the discipline.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed: The tutor monitors and supervises the learner's ongoing research - this is primarily by individual tutorial within a class context and by the delivery of illustrated talk/discussions that are intended to broaden the students' theoretical knowledge as well as develop their ability to articulate their ideas.  Learning may also be supplemented by a number of other approaches, which may include the provision of relevant texts, group critique, peer review, demonstration/workshops, Field trips and the Visiting Artist Programme.

Module Assessment Strategies

Practical work will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and there will be a formal mid-semester review. Assessment will take place at the end of the semester: At this point each of the learning outcomes are measured in relation to the art work presented and the back-up portfolio (which may include accompanying texts and/or documentation)

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments are available in the following autumn.

Indicative Syllabus

Based on the body of work developed in the previous semester, the student will identify a specific line of enquiry that they would like to pursue. In consultation with tutors, they will initiate an evolving body of research that extends throughout the semester.
Emphasis is placed on exploring alternative, but parallel, approaches to content development and methodologies prescribed in the students' other realms of study.
There will be an accompanying series of illustrated talks focusing on elements of Post-World War II drawing practice and especially on recent developments.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation of a body of work Project Assessment 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Drawing Room Drawing practice 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Drawing Room Looking at contemporary drawing 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011 Twice Drawn Prestel Pub
ISBN 3791350544 ISBN-13 9783791350547
Recommended Reading
2018-03-09 Vitamin D2 Phaidon Press
ISBN 0714876445 ISBN-13 9780714876443
Recommended Reading
2002-01-01 Drawing Now The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 0870703625 ISBN-13 9780870703621
Recommended Reading
2007 The Drawing Book Black Dog Pub Limited
ISBN 1904772811 ISBN-13 9781904772811
Recommended Reading
2008 Writing on Drawing Intellect Books
ISBN 9781841502007 ISBN-13 1841502006
Recommended Reading
2015 Drawing People Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)
ISBN 1938922689 ISBN-13 9781938922688

How contemporary artists draw the human figure in an affordable, up-to-date and well-illustrated survey, covering an eclectic range of drawing styles and media Drawing Peopleis a thoughtful and beautifully illustrated survey of the most compelling and inventive drawings of the human form being produced today by 70 contemporary artists from around the world. An introduction places the medium of drawing in its historical context, discussing its intersection with photography, painting, collage and illustration, as well as its ability to intimately express thought, personality and emotion, as well as fundamental questions about identity. Five chaptersBody, Self, Personal Lives, Social Realityand Fictionsinclude short introductions outlining each theme, followed by generously illustrated profiles on individual artists exploring their style, approach to the medium and the ideas, narratives and inspirations that lie behind their mark-making. A selection of finely reproduced images highlights the latest work by each artist. Drawing Peoplefeatures an international roster of artists working with pencil, ink, watercolor, charcoal and crayon, including Francis Als, Charles Avery, Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Clemente, Adam Dant, Marlene Dumas, Dr. Lakra, Paul McCarthy, Nalini Malani, Wangechi Mutu, Raymond Pettibon, Rosemarie Trockel, Tal R, Marcel Dzama, Barry McGee, Amy Sillman and Kara Walker. Together, their drawings and sketches, illustrations and animations bring to life one of the most creatively rich and emotionally powerful forms of art being made today. An essential book for students and practicing artists.

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Art in America
Flash Art
Irish Arts Review


URL Resources