Course Title: Produce sculpture

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART6248C

Course Title: Produce sculpture

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Mills

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 jennifer.mills@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

None

Course Description

In this course you will explore the skills and knowledge required to produce sculpture through the exploration of a range of techniques, tolls, equipment and materials.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVSCU301A Produce sculpture

Element:

1. Plan sculptural work through exploration

Performance Criteria:

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

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

1.3 Clarify ideas for sculpture based on exploration and discussion

1.4 Assess the capabilities of sculptural techniques through practice and adaptation

1.5 Select techniques that best support the ideas for the work

Element:

2. Prepare, maintain and store sculptural resources

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select and organise sculptural 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. Create finished sculptures

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Safely use and adapt sculptural 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 course you will have created a folio of works that demonstrate skills and knowledge required to produce sculpture through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials.


Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio and lecture theatre. You will complete exercises and

industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will

be expected to make use of the library resources.

In this course, you learn through:

1. In-class activities:

  • Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • Group discussion
  • Studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:

  • Practical exercises
  • Preparing for discussion
  • Project work
  • Independent research


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentTaskElements
1Introduction to course and workshop requirements
Studio OH&S and working with sculpture
A folio of work that is created during the semester will be presented during week 20 
2

Project 1 - Low relief casting

Handouts and demonstration

1.1
2.1, 2.4
3Low relief casting project with organic material
Prepare moulds, create moulds
Pour plaster positive
1.1, 1.2, 1.5
2.1, 2.3, 2.4
4Complete relief cast and demos1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.3
5Due date for finished projects at the completion of the session1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1
6Discussion regarding individual concepts and materiality.2.2, 2.3, 3.1
7Project 2 House / shelter project1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
8Group tutorial: due date for House /shelter project1.1, 1.5, 2.3, 3.1
9Technical/Material demonstrations1.1, 1.5, 2.3, 3.1
10Due date for finished projects at the completion of the session1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3
3.3, 3.4
20Folio assessment1.1, 1.2, 1.3
2.1, 2.3, 3.1


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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

Project 1 – Low relief casting project
Production of sculpture which demonstrates a highly developed command of the selected techniques and which is consistent with the conceptual vision
Due date: Week 20

Project 2 – House / shelter project In depth knowledge of techniques, materials and tools and the ways they may be adapted and extended in sculptural work.
Due date: Week 20


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant Unit of competency. These are available through the course contract in Program Administration.

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