Eight Propositions

There are many ways in which drawing can be used as a means examine and develop ideas, this resource simply identifies eight of them. Their purpose is to imbed drawing as a means of working out ideas, as part of the process of creating rather than an afterthought. To this end, each approach is explored from a theoretical viewpoint - a discussion that places the approach into a wider field if ideas.

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LINE AND GESTURE 

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SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS

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LANGUAGE OF PATTERN

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DRAWING AND ACTION

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VALUE OF MATERIALS

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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WORKING IN A SERIES

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CURATION

Each approach is demonstrated in three distinct ways:

  • Illustration of indicative work - Images and student work offering a clear example of the approach

  • Demonstrations of how it can be used as a developmental tool – students use of the approach in exploring ideas through a series of stages

  • Workshop Exercises –a formal or step-by-step description of how to begin the approach.

 

All images are of students work, the identification of strategies the result of a collaboration between Dr Natasha Mayo and BA and MA ceramics from 2004-10, Cardiff School of Art and Design