Course Title: Produce paintings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: VART6246C

Course Title: Produce paintings

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jennifer Mills

Certificate IV Co-ordinator

jennifer.mills@rmit.edu.au

 

Kathleen McCann

kathleen.mccann@rmit.edu.au

 

 

 

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

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

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPAI301A Produce paintings

Element:

1. Prepare and maintain resources for painting

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.1 Explore ideas  and techniques  for paintings  in consultation with key people  as required

1.2 Review historical and contemporary painting practice as a potential source of ideas

1.3 Clarify ideas for paintings based on exploration and discussion

1.4 Assess  the capabilities of painting techniques through practice and adaptation

1.5 Select techniques that best support the ideas for the work

Element:

2. Explore painting techniques to plan work

Performance Criteria:

                           

2.1 Select and organise painting tools, equipment  and materials  suited to the chosen work

2.2 Prepare and maintain resources based on the needs of the work 

2.3 Take responsibility for the safe and sustainable use of resources

2.4 Store resources according to the needs of different items

Element:

3. Realise paintings

Performance Criteria:

                           

3.1 Safely use and adapt painting techniques to create desired effects

3.2 Review work in progress and make adjustments as required to produce final work

3.3 Add value to the current work process and future work by documenting the work progress

3.4 Liaise with others to obtain feedback on work in terms of its technical proficiency and success in communicating ideas


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.


Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
• teacher directed studio activities/projects
• studio exercises to review discussions
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
• practical exercises
• reading articles and excerpts
• preparing for discussion
• project work
• independent research


Teaching Schedule

 

WeekClass contentTasksElements
1

Introduction to painting techniques and processes

Introduction to course, peers, teaching schedule, OHS and assessment requirements.

Activity: Introduction to acrylic painting techniques on paper. Painting a monotone study from a black, white and grey tableau onto a prepared mid-tone ground.

1. Develop proficiency with a range of painting techniques and media (1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4)

2

Tonal Acrylic Painting from still life tableau.

Limited palette, grey tones.
Activity: Tonal acrylic study based on observation of simple forms. Focus on importance of tonal gradation to indicate forms and shape, and emphasis on varieties of mark making.

1. Develop proficiency with a range of painting techniques and media (1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4)

3

OHS & surface preparation

Monochrome

Erasure and Rub Back Painting Techniques in Oil. Painting from observation.

Introduction to OHS for oil painting studio.

 

Activity: Introduction to painting in oils. Tonal study from observation in monochrome. Use of rub back and erasure methods to take paint away and reveal light of the paper for highlights and the addition of pigment to enhance tone and shadow. On Oil Sketch Paper.

1. Develop proficiency with a range of painting techniques and media (1.4)

4

Coloured Grounds

 

Small Studies in Oils.

Activity: Preparation of coloured acrylic grounds on Oil Sketch Paper.

 Use of prepared grounds to work on small studies from individual objects.

 Based on observed form and features but opportunities for stylizing and gestural expressiveness.

 

Visual Diary Research Task: Choose a painting that you like from an artist whose work you admire (historical or contemporary). What can you say about this work? When was it made, with what medium? Describe how you think it was made. What was it about? Document this research in your visual diary and bring to next week’s class.

 

2. Develop ideas for paintings

     (2.1,2.2,2.3,2.6)
5

Limited Palette, Coloured Ground.

 

Oil Painting & simple use of stencils.

Activity: Painting in oils on coloured ground in a limited palette from various sources. Potential for use for silhouette, stencil and repetition.

Report Back on Research task

Project Introduction: Discussion of project brief and approaches to generating own ideas for content of painting.

Visual Diary Research Task: Find an image that you respond to, photocopy, enlarging and reducing size. Make b&w and colour versions. Cut it up, paint or draw small colour or b&w studies, collage into your visual diary, reconfigured it different ways.

2. Develop ideas for paintings

     (2.6)

3. Organise painting resources

   (3.1,3.2,3.3)

1. Research ideas for own creative work (1.1,1.2) 

6

Introduction to ideas of Colour

Colour Wheel

Atmospheric/Aerial Perspective.

Painting from “Found” Images.

PowerPoint Slideshow on Colour Wheel and ideas of colour, colour relationships, composition and texture. Atmospheric/Aerial Perspective.

Consideration of compositional implications, interlocking forms/shapes, and space/colour relationships.

Activity: Working from “found” images or material made in visual diary research task.

Focus: Underpainting (preparation for subsequent scumbling and glazing next week). Introducing ways to construct a composition through tone by over painting high saturation colours with complimentary colours and neutrals.

Individual Tutorials: discussing ideas for own creative work from gathered source material and ideas in journal/visual diary.

 

2. Develop ideas for paintings

     (2.1,2.2,2.5,2.6)

1. Research ideas for own creative work (1.1,1.2)    

7

Painting Workshop:

 

Glazing & Scumbling.

Activity: Introduction to use of scumbling and/or glazing as a way to build a painting in oils. The painting made last week will be developed allowing further modification.

 

Individual Tutorials: discussing ideas for own creative work.

1. Develop proficiency with a range of painting techniques and media (1.1,1.2,1.3)

1. Research ideas for own creative work (1.1,1.2)

2. Generate ideas for own creative work (21,2.2,2.3,2.4)

3. Organise painting resources (3.1,3.2,3.3) 

8

Painting Workshop:

 

 

Working on Project.

Activity: This class is an opportunity to develop your own individual work in class and discuss with peers and teacher.

3. Organise painting resources (3.1,3.2,3.3)

4. Create finished paintings   (4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4)

1. Research ideas for own creative work (1.1,1.2)

2. Generate ideas for own creative work (21,2.2,2.3,2.4)

3. Organise painting resources (3.1,3.2,3.3) 

9

Painting Workshop:

 

 

Working on Project

Activity: This class is an opportunity to develop your own individual work in class and discuss with peers and teacher.

3. Organise painting resources

(3.4,3.5)

5. Evaluate own painting work

(5.1,5.2,5.3)

 4. Adjust and refine ideas for own creative work (4.1,4.2,4.3) 

10

Project Resolution.

Folio Preparation.

This class is an opportunity to rework or finish any paintings to be presented in the project or the folio ready for assessment.

It is a chance to speak with lecturer about the content of the folio and suggestions on how to “resolve” works.

Visual Diary Research Task: Write a brief reflection of your own conceptual development and technical execution throughout the Project.

3. Organise painting resources

(3.4,3.5)

5. Evaluate own painting work

(5.1,5.2,5.3)

4. Adjust and refine ideas for own creative work (4.1,4.2,4.3)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Library Subject Guides: Art: Visual Art

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.


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.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment task

Content/requirements

Due date

Individual Tutorial

Discuss Ideas for own creative work

Week 6, Week 7, Week 8

Visual Diary

Assigned research tasks

Week 11

Folio of art works

Series of paintings from class

Week 11

Painting Project

Individually devised & produced painting(s)

Week 11

 

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded).

Competency Based Mark Table


CA            Competency Achieved
NYC         Not Yet Competent
DNS         Did Not Submit for Assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

Please refer to the coordinator for assessment matrix.

Other Information

Materials: Students will be required to have required materials purchased prior to the commencement of the course. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.

Library Subject Guide for Visual Art is an RMIT webpage for students of Visual Art.

It can be used to access books and e-books, databases and streaming videos, images, referencing, art dictionaries, guides and directories.

The Library Subject Guide is available at:URL: http://rmit.libguides.com/visualart

Suggested texts:

Collins Complete Artist’s Manual, the definitive guide to artist’s material and techniques for painting and drawing, Jennings, Simon (ed), Collins, London, 2005

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