Course Title: Painting Elective

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Painting Elective

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Greg Creek

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5386

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Painting is an elective subject in the Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) Degree. It is designed to give students an elementary understanding of the concepts and materials used in the production of paintings. Students will be encouraged to experiment with and respond to materials; develop an awareness of visual perception and intuitive sensibilities; and see painting as a self-reflexive ongoing practice, which links into their major area of study. The student will achieve this by making paintings using various media and supports. Advanced projects are negotiated with students with a greater experience in the subject.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The student is to take part in the investigation of a number of painting processes which will broaden the student’s understanding of materials and concepts inherent in painting. The student will extend their knowledge and investigate the making of pictorial form through the use of: painting supports, preparation of grounds, oil and water-based painting media, colour mixing, colour theory, compositional and spatial considerations.

Overview of Learning Activities

Studio-based learning via projects and instruction sessions.
Individual consultation with lecturer involving appraisal and feedback on projects and self-directed programs where appropriate
Individual visual research
Group tutorials and student presentations

Overview of Learning Resources

Mayer, R. The Artist’s Handbook Viking Penguin, New York.

Wilcox, M. Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green Artways, Perth.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be conducted by the class lecturer and course coordinator.