Make your Mark: An introduction to Drawing & Mark Making ~Autumn Term 2013

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Explore the art of drawing and mark making on this 12 week course with associate artist Chris Lewis Jones. The course will give you the tools to experiment and push your understanding of how these traditional arts can be transformed to create a new and dynamic visual language.

Tutor:Chris LewisJones
Venue: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB
Date: Friday 13th September 2013
Time
:9.30am -12.30pm
Duration:12 Sessions
Fee: £126.00 (£113.40 Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income

The aims of the course

  • Enhance learners’ understanding and appreciation of innovative approaches to drawing
  • Enhance learners’ understanding and appreciation of innovative approaches to mark making
  • Enhance learners’ ability to engage in creative collaboration
  • Enhance learners’ ability to engage in and appreciate/enjoy contextual analysis
  • Enhance learners’ ability to engage with contemporary art

Topics to be covered

Topics and content will be dictated by evolving vocational and educational aspirations and needs of the learning group, as a whole, and of each individual learner. However, they will certainly include:

Analytical, expressionistic and random approaches to drawing, collaborative drawing, collaborative design, drawing with non-drawing media (such as light, wire and bodies), research into art and artists, contemporary theory and practice, mark making, antagonistic media, visual literacy and presentation values

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this course it may be possible for you to:

  • Design and produce a substantial analytical drawing
  • Design and produce a substantial expressive drawing
  • Design and produce a drawing using non-drawing media
  • Co-Design and co- produce a collaborative drawing
  • Produce designs that are executed with speed and fluency
  • Design and display a cross media drawing composition

Venue  Nottingham Contemporary (studio) 

Financial help

If you need help with paying for fees or childcare, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor or programme organiser for more information. We will treat all requests confidentially and with respect in accordance with our Learner Support Policy (see Services for Learners leaflet).

Help with learning

If you have a disability or learning difficulty, let us know as early as possible so that we can make arrangements to provide you with support. We will treat requests for help confidentially and with respect. Ask your tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about learning support (see Services for Learners leaflet).

Help with English, Maths or Study Skills

You are also entitled to extra help and support with English, Maths or Study Skills. Ask your tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about help with English, Maths or Study Skills.

Week 1

  • intros to each other, to venue and to course
    discuss definitions
  • explore uses of and approaches to drawing
  • share experiences of drawing
  •            Graphic brainstorms and
  •            collaborative drawing design
  •             plenary

 

Week 2

  • objective and subjective responses to drawing and mark making using Nottingham Contemporary as subject matter
  • independent study week

 Week 3

  • drawing with non-drawing media (light, bodies, wire, paint, wool, shadows…) 

Week 4

  • cross media drawing, extending beyond the page and beyond paper

Week 5

  •  performative approaches 1 

Week 6

  •  performative approaches 2

Week 7

  •  making a statement/presentation values

Week 8

  • drawing as installation

Week 9

  •  curating, presenting, analysing and evaluating drawing/s 1

Week 10

  • finishing off/studio time

Week 11

  • curating, presenting, analysing and evaluating drawing/s 2

Week 12

  • Evaluative collaborative drawing

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email
ckeep@wea.org.uk

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