Summer 2022 - IAT 208 D100

Drawing as Inquiry (3)

Class Number: 4318

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SRYC 5080, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    Completion of 21 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An overview of the various forms and languages of drawing as both a critical and creative research tool. Activities and projects in each unit offer opportunities to understand and apply drawing as a medium for visual thinking and conceptualization. Related social and gender concerns are investigated to contextualize figurative representations within a broader cultural framework.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will introduce students to basic drawing, perspective, and sketching techniques using various media, to depict a variety of subjects. Students must come with an open mind, and be willing to work outside of their comfort zone.  This course requires students to be in attendance, most learning and explaination of materials takes place in the lecture / lab and cannot be found online.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Use a variety of drawing media to accurately depict objects on a two-dimensional plane.    
  2. Create the illusion of light, shadow, tone, and texture on a two-dimensional plane.  
  3. Use basic one-point and two-point perspective to produce the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface.
  4. Produce drawings which accurately represent still life.
  5. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic figurative drawing process.
  6. Be able to work from basic forms to complex shapes.
  7. Articulate concepts related to drawing through written and/or oral critique.

Grading

  • Research Project 25%
  • Journal Project Mid Term Submisssion 25%
  • Journal Project Final Submission 30%
  • Theory Quiz 15%
  • Participation-In-Class Exercises 5%

NOTES:

This course will be held in person with one lecture and one lab per week.

An overview of the various forms and languages of drawing as both a critical and creative research tool. Activities
and projects in each unit offer opportunities to understand and apply drawing as a medium for visual thinking and
conceptualization. Related social and gender concerns are investigated to contextualize figurative representations
within a broader cultural framework. Students with credit for IART 216, 217 and 218 may not take this course for
further credit.
Note: This is a traditional/classical drawing course based on realistic drawing techniques. This is not a course
focusing on anime/comic/animation. Lab exercises and project work will focus on classical drawing theory and
practices.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

No pre-requisites

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Course materials: Each student will be required to purchase their own drawing supplies and paper. I will be as flexible as possible in this area but you should expect to spend around $50 on supplies (depending on what you have in your house, could be less). I will be sending out a drawing supply list when students register for the course. We will be drawing with softer media, such as charcoal, conte, or china markers (wax peel off markers) as well as with drawing pencils and will need larger sized drawing paper (the bigger the better but at least double standard letter sized paper).  For this on-line version of the course, digital drawings for some of your submissions will also be accepted, access to digital drawing tools is not required. You need to be able to photograph your work and be able to post it to Canvas.



Supplemental Fee:
a non-refundable $64.92 Undergraduate materials fee will be charged when you pay your tuition.  SIAT department will be in contact with you regarding this fee.

INSTRUCTOR NOTES:

Delivery Method: Lecture (LEC) and Studio Lab (STL)

Several learning methodologies including: lectures, workshop demonstrations, film screenings and field trips are used to develop practical skills.

RECOMMENDED READING:

“Rapid Viz: A New Method for Rapid Visualization of Ideas” (2006) by Kurt Hanks; 3rd Edition; Crisp Learning (Nelson)
ISBN: 9781598632682

"The Guided Sketchbook that Teaches You How to Draw!" (2013) by Robin Landa; Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780321940506

Basic Lab Materials:  E.g. paper, pencil and eraser will be provided in first week of course. Students will receive a kit by week 3 containing paper, pencil set, eraser, charcoal etc..

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2022

Teaching at SFU in summer 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction.  Some courses may be offered through alternative methods (remote, online, blended), and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. 

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote, online, or blended courses study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the summer 2022 term.