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VIS2520 Journaling and Drawing
Credit Points: 15

This unit asks what is a journal and what is its relationship to drawing? How have artists, scientists and writers used the journal as a tool for researching, recording, drawing, writing, and discovery? A history of drawing and journals considers this intimate space as a springboard for the realisation of ideas. It can be seen as a portable exhibition, which embodies knowledge, perception, and observation. The emphasis will be on small scale, often rapid and spontaneous drawing. This unit encourages and aids students in developing a diverse vocabulary of visual thinking and to acknowledge fragmentary responses. Collaborative dialogues will be addressed through a correspondence project. A variety of media will be introduced to actively think through drawing in close relationship with the journal.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUVIVisual Arts Major
MABUUFVisual Arts Immersion Major
MABUVJVisual Arts Studio Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014