Spring 2023 - IAT 208 D100
Drawing as Inquiry (3)
Class Number: 7212
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
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 explanation of materials take place in the lecture/lab and cannot be found online. Course assignments are adaptable to the beginner or advanced students. The course is recommended for those wishing to explore dynamic sketching techniques as well as those that wish to explore foundational drawing skills.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Use a variety of drawing media to accurately depict objects on a two-dimensional plane.
- Create the illusion of light, shadow, tone, and texture on a two-dimensional plane.
- Use basic one-point and two-point perspective to produce the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface.
- Produce drawings which accurately represent still life.
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic figurative drawing process.
- Be able to work from basic forms to complex shapes.
- Articulate concepts related to drawing through written and/or oral critique.
- Research Project 25%
- Journal Project Mid Term Submisssion 25%
- Journal Project Final Submission 30%
- Theory Quiz 15%
- Participation-In-Class Exercises 5%
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
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
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.
“Rapid Viz: A New Method for Rapid Visualization of Ideas” (2006) by Kurt Hanks; 3rd Edition; Crisp Learning (Nelson)
"The Guided Sketchbook that Teaches You How to Draw!" (2013) by Robin Landa; Peachpit Press
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..
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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