Course Title: Produce paintings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4311 Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Title: Produce paintings

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to produce paintings through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials. The range of techniques could be quite varied and broad in nature.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit is assessed in conjunction with the following unit: CUVPRP405A Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPAI301A Produce paintings


1. Prepare and maintain resources for painting

2. Explore painting techniques to plan work

3. Realise paintings

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will understand:
• The physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in painting
• Work space requirements for painting, including ways of organising and maintaining space
• Ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different effects in painting.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
• General knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design and their specific application to the production of paintings
• Cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools and equipment used in painting
• General knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for painting
• Awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues
• Environmental issues associated with the tools and materials used in painting
• Organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to painting.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.