Course Title: Produce sculpture
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2016
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Jennifer Mills email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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
1. Plan sculptural work through exploration
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
2. Prepare, maintain and store sculptural resources
.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
3. Create finished sculptures
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
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
|1||Introduction 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|
Project 1 - Low relief casting
Handouts and demonstration
|3||Low 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
|4||Complete relief cast and demos||1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.3|
|5||Due date for finished projects at the completion of the session||1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1|
|6||Discussion regarding individual concepts and materiality.||2.2, 2.3, 3.1|
|7||Project 2 House / shelter project||1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3|
|8||Group tutorial: due date for House /shelter project||1.1, 1.5, 2.3, 3.1|
|9||Technical/Material demonstrations||1.1, 1.5, 2.3, 3.1|
|10||Due date for finished projects at the completion of the session||1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3
|11||Folio assessment||1.1, 1.2, 1.3
2.1, 2.3, 3.1
Tools you need
Stanley knife, marking pens, hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, caulking gun, ruler, plastic
containers, disposable brushes, ansell gloves.
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.
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
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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