ILUS 306 F004: Illustration Practices: Topic
Priority for this course is given to Year 3 and 4 students in ILUS.
This course varies in topic from section to section, and is repeatable for 6 credits so long as the thematic topic has changed. Students will expand on foundational theories, while responding to the specific cultural context and the unique practical concerns of a particular genre. In the spirit of critical inquiry, this course will integrate a specialized understanding of a particular creative industry with an investigation of the poetic potential of illustrative practices. Topics might include Graphic Novel, Toy + Surface Design, Children's Book and Advertising Illustration among others.
In this studio course, students will use personal experiences as a starting point to develop illustrations and other artwork.
Traditionally, reportage illustration has been the art of recording events and experiences through drawn images, as a photojournalist would use a camera for a magazine feature. Reportage examples have ranged from socially conscious drawings done in response to visiting prisons to illustrated travel journals to documentaries of daily life. This course promotes looking into current experiences as well as the artist’s own history for subject matter to be developed into larger creative projects.
Drawing field trips to the Vancouver Aquarium and other sites will offer opportunities to develop ideas through spontaneous observations and the unpredictable energy of being on location. Sketchbooks will be a means of documentation and personal expression. Classroom activities will emphasize storytelling and visual commentary through drawing, free writing, eavesdropping, interviewing, and other techniques. A variety of creative approaches will be examined related to reportage, from diaries to street art to using found objects from chosen locations. The course will culminate with a longer investigative project that could take forms such as artist books, illustrated stories, blogs, visual essays, or narrative paintings.
9 credits of 200 level ILUS courses or completion of Second Year or by permission from the instructor
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Sep 3-Dec 14
Sep 3-Dec 14