Historical Dress: Drawing Connections Exploring Historical Icons Through Representation in Film and Art (DRA2320.02)

Tilly Grimes

Part lecture, part seminar and part student presentation, this course will be a detective mission in which students unpack contrasting depictions of historical costumes, learn to find the context around those depictions, and discover how clothes work by drawing and dimensionalizing garments. The source material will be representations in film and art, including work from Sofia Coppola, Disney, Kurosawa, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, and manga from Yoshihiro Yamada.

We will learn the history of the clothes, look at how depictions change/evolve over time, and how they serve as inspiration for adaptation in modern media. We will then culminate with each student creating their own adaptation or design. Assignments will include drawing, research, and an oral presentation.

It is recommended (but not required) that students enrolling in this course are familiar with line drawing.

Learning Outcomes:
- Become familiar with key figures and periods in clothing/costume history.
- Understand the legacy of adaptation & how history informs current fashion and design
- Develop research skills through their assignments
- Hone their understanding of garment construction through research and drawing.
- Prepare and present their own research findings.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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