We are delighted to offer a new elective module to UCD students in collaboration with the RHA Drawing School.
This module is an introduction to observational drawing. It provides a skills-based approach to critical thinking through visual analysis.
At it’s core, drawing is a problem solving tool that fosters close observation and analytical thinking. It is a sense-making capacity that requires us to slow down, be patient and pay attention. It’s function as a tool of enquiry can be found across all subject areas.
Through a series of studio-based classes students will be introduced to observational drawing using a range of media and techniques. Through practical studio projects students will use drawing skills as tools for looking, questioning, analysing and describing what they see.
The module covers traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing and introduces methods dealing with the figure in space, accuracy through use of gridding, plumlines and advanced anatomy.
This module is a collaboration between UCD Parity Studios and The Royal Hibernian Academy with tuition from RHA artists Colin Martin RHA, Una Sealy RHA, Conor Walton, Blaise Smith RHA, Sahoko Blake, Raphael Hynes, Dorothy Smith.