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CV1520 - A Fine Line: Drawing Concepts and Techniques

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

This subject introduces students to a range of technical and expressive drawing skills. Students will explore numerous materials and means of mark making. Perspective, tonal contrast and drawing conventions will be examined along with a survey of extant drawings from a range of cultures and contexts. Analog or digital drawings will be used in the design and produce a compact magazine or a compact artists book.

Learning Outcomes

  • use drawing as a means of communicating ideas and feelings and create drawings using a range of materials;
  • represent three-dimensional objects on a two- dimensional surface and create drawings that demonstrate an understanding of proportion, perspective and composition;
  • render tones, shadows and reflections in drawings;
  • create a compact magazine or artists book;
  • apply OH&S in relation to the process explored in this unit.
NM1502 VA1112 NM1500


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturer: Mr Gareth Wild.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: folio 1 (30%); artist's book or magazine (40%); folio 2 (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.