Obligatory, Semester 1, ECTS: 4
Practice in observation and recording from nature. Possibility of describing a memory or an idea using the vocabulary of the sketch. Familiarization with methods of creative procedure.
Theoretic and mainly practical teaching of the general terms of freehand drawing. Cognitive fields:
· The adventures of the retina – reductions
· Patterns – Graphismoi
· The narration of the line
· The exploitation of the accident in the creative procedure
· Optic communication
Each lesson is divided in to the theoretic and the practical part. The theoretic lectures define the research subject of each separate lesson and do not last more than 45 minutes.
Six sketches in two tones, of a public space, on paper drawn within a square measuring 7x7cm.
Six sketches in three tones, of a public space, on paper drawn within a square measuring 7x7cm.
Τhe sketches can be made with a pencil, pen, Indian ink and a brush, with a combination of the above or even with tools of your own making.
The final 12 sketches will be a selection from a big number of sketches that will be made in the logic of the reduction of tones.
Choose one of the sketches in two tones which you made in the previous exercise and cut the black form in cardboard, thus creating a stencil.
Imprint the stencil on paper in three or more different monochromatic textures (matiere)
The texture depends on the colour materials which will be used and on the manner with which the stencil will be imprinted on the paper (e.g. brush, cloth, sponge, fingers etc.)
You are free to choose the colour of the paper on which the stencil will be imprinted.
From a two-tone sketch which has been drawn from nature, make a stamp.
Invent a rhythm and repeat the stamp on a piece of paper measuring 70x100cm, thus creating a pattern.
The stamp had better not be bigger than 10x10cm.
The paper and printing colours are for you to choose.
Draw 4 landscape pictures from the harbor of Volos.
You can work in the area between the Silo and the port authorities.
Each sketch must have the size of an A5 paper (half A4) horizontal orientation and be made with the whites engraved on black leaf gelatine.
The beneficial accident
Two photographs size A4 each which show the accident as a creative procedure.
The strategies to be used for this exercise are the following:
- Find ready pictures of “accidents” in public spaces (posters, palimpsests etc. on walls)
- Create the accident in the public space and photograph it.
- Use photography experimentally, by creating accidents within the photograph itself.
In a size A4 paper create a story with 6 frames.
The story must have a main title and contain both images and a written part.
The students are free to choose the subject of the story.
The sketches of the story must depict existing sites and people.
Ο καλλιτέχνης ως ιστορικό υποκείμενο από τον 19 στο 21 αιώνα. Ν. Δασκαλοθανάσης. Εκδ. Άγρα 2004
Ο Μηχανικός του Χαμένου Χρόνου. Μαρσέλ Ντυσάμπ. Εκδ. Άγρα 2008