Course Title: Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: VART6252C

Course Title: Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: tafeart@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 diverse application of sculpture to communicate ideas. This will include developing sculpture skills and confidence with various sculpture techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVSCU401A Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture

Element:

Create finished sculptures

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess specific resource requirements for the chosen work 3.2 Research and access potential sources of supply for sculpture resources 3.3 Evaluate cost and other constraints that impact on the development of work 3.4 Evaluate and respond to presentation considerations for finished sculptures 3.5 Set up or coordinate resource requirements according to safety and other workplace requirements

Element:

Develop ideas for sculptures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Articulate creative and other goals for sculpture work 2.2 Research, adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches from other practitioners with consideration of intellectual property requirements 2.3 Apply knowledge of different sculptural techniques to inform ideas 2.4 Allow techniques and ideas to work together to inform each other 2.5 Consider the professional potential and other criteria of work when developing ideas 2.6 Refine and confirm ideas based on experimentation, research and collaboration with others

Element:

Develop proficiency with a range of sculptural techniques and media

Performance Criteria:

research and ideas that inform it5.1 Reflect on own work in terms of conceptual development and technical execution 5.2 Identify areas for future improvement especially in terms of own skill development 5.3 Discuss completed work with others and respond positively to feedback

Element:

Evaluate own sculptural work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Create sculptures using techniques and media selected from research and experimentation 4.2 Review and refine ideas and approaches based on ongoing experience with the production of work 4.3 Use safe and sustainable work practices throughout the production of sculptures 4.4 Document and record the development of the work and the research and ideas that inform it

Element:

Organise sculpture resources

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Evaluate the potential for new approaches to sculpture based on capabilities of techniques already used 1.2 Adapt or introduce new tools, equipment and materials to achieve different effects 1.3 Extend the capabilities of sculptural techniques through experimentation 1.4 Take account of the safety and sustainability considerations for different techniques and media


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through:

1. In-class activities:

  • lectures
  • teacher directed studio activities/projects
  • studio exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • 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

 

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.


Teaching Schedule

 TEACHING SCHEDULE

The calendar may be subject to minor changes

WEEKCOURSE CONTENTTASK/ASSESSMENTELEMENTS
Week 1

Introduction to unit:

  • Learning outcomes
  • assessment criteria
  • course requirements
  • studio clean-up process
  • introduction and handouts of project briefs. 

Projects 1 Self Initiated Project.

Project 2 The House

 
 

 

 

 
Week 2

Handouts for Project 1: Self Initiated Project. Concept development/research/experiment with materials and processes & practice.

Handouts for Project 2: The House model making & construction

Individual and class discussion will take place throughout the semester for all projects.

 

Please note that project 1 is a major project that will be conducted for the entire semester. 
Week 3DVD, Antoni Gaudi /Anish Kapoor  
Week 4 Class discussion materials/tools demonstration Project 1 & 2
Individual/class tutorials
  
Week 5 Continue Projects 1&2 /House /Self Initiated
Individual tutorials/experiment with materials
  
Week 6 Continue Projects 1&2
Class discussion & Individual tutorials
  
Week 7

House project to be presented in class.Feed back session in class.Continue Projects 1& 2 Hand casting /alginate & plaster
Individual tutorials will be conducted.

  
Week 8 

House project to be presented in class.Continue Self Initiated project.
Continue Hand casting/alginate/plaster and small cast using silicone.
Individual tutorials

  
Week 9 

Tutorial Week 5th – 9th September

Project 3: Relief Self Portrait will be introduced with handouts:Students will be building with clay and will be making a relief mould using latex/silicone.Container mould will be made with plaster.
Hand casting with alginate/plaster and a variety of materials such as wax and resin will continue
Individual tutorials and class feed back will continue.

  

 

 

 Week 10Project 3: Relief Self Portrait will be introduced with handouts:Students will be building with clay and will be making a relief mould using latex/silicone.Container mould will be made with plaster.
Hand casting with alginate/plaster and a variety of materials such as wax and resin will continue
Individual tutorials and class feed back will continue.

 

 Week 11 

                                          

 Week 12 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 10

 

Present House Project. Continue project 2
Hand casting/alginate/plaster
Handouts for Mould making procedures using silicone/4PU
Individual tutorials/tutorial week

 

Week 11

 

Continue Project 2 & casting project
Hand casting/alginate/plaster
Individual tutorials/tutorial week

 

Week 12

 

 

                                         Semester Break 19th -23rd September

 

 

 

Week 13

 

Due date for Project 2

Presentation in class
Continue to complete casting projects

 

Week 14

 

Folio Assessment Preparation

 

Week 15

 

Folio Assessment Preparation

 

Week 16

Folio Assessment Preparation

 

 



 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 

Library Subject Guides

 

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

 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Practical tasks, a series of major projects
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Completion of visual diary and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. 


Assessment Tasks

 

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 Tasks

 

 

6. Visual Diary:

Description: Your visual diary should be a living document that provides insights to you influences, your ideas and how they impact your practice.

 

Graded Mark Table

Grade

Outline

Grading

Criteria  (see table below)

CHD

Competent with high distinction

80 - 100

Highly developed

CDI

Competent with distinction

70 - 79

Well developed

CC

Competent with credit

60 - 69

Developed

CAG

Competent achieved - graded

50 - 59

Sound

NYC

Not Yet Competent

 

 

DNS

Did not submit for assessment

 

 


Assessment Matrix

 

Assessment matrix

 

Unit title

Create works of art for public spaces

RMIT Unit code

VART6227C

National code

CUVPUA501A

Assessment task

Elements/ PCs

*Required knowledge

 

*Required skills

 

*Critical aspects of evidence

 

 

 

 

1. Assessment title

 

 

1

1.1-1.5

  • role of experimentation in developing and refining ideas for sculptures and how it relates to the development of an individual style or voice
  • ways to adapt, extend and combine the capabilities of a wide range of sculptural materials and techniques
  • physical properties and capabilities of an extended range of materials and tools used in creating sculptures
  • characteristics of different materials under different treatments and the potential of these characteristics to achieve different effects
  • formal elements and principles of design and how they may be used, adapted and challenged in sculptural work
  • research methodologies used by artists
  • historical and theoretical contexts for sculpture and how they may be used to inform individual practice
  • sources of raw, part-processed and processed sculpture materials
  • sources of other resources needed in a professional sculpture making practice
  • intellectual property issues and legislation to be considered by independent arts practitioners
  • sustainability considerations for the professional operation of a sculpture-making practice
  • OHS requirements for the set-up and operation of sculpture-making work space.
  •  
  • communication skills to:
  • discuss ideas and techniques in own work
  • create a record of the sculptural work
  • initiative and enterprise skills to:
  • experiment with sculptural techniques to enhance final sculptures
  • apply critical thinking and analytical skills when developing ideas for sculptures
  • learning skills to:
  • refine and improve a range of techniques
  • evaluate quality of own work and identify ways to enhance own practice
  • literacy skills to undertake research about the work of other sculptors and arts practitioners
  • numeracy skills to:
  • evaluate resource costs
  • calculate material requirements
  • planning and organising skills to plan work tasks and resources
  • problem-solving skills to identify and resolve technical and conceptual issues in sculptural work
  • technology skills to use the internet as a research tool.

 

  • develop ideas and techniques through a process of research and experimentation
  • produce multiple finished sculptures or a single major work that demonstrate a command of techniques
  • apply knowledge of sculptural techniques, equipment and materials and the ways they may be adapted and combined
  • use safe and sustainable work practices.

 

2. Assessment title

1/2

1.1-1.5

2.1-2.4

3. Assessment title

2

2.1-2.4

3.1-3.5

4.1-4.5

5.1-5.4

4. Assessment title

2/3/4

2.1-2.4

3.1-3.5

4.1-4.5

5. Folio

1-5

1.1-1.5

2.1-2.4

3.1-3.5

4.1-4.5

5.1-5.4

6. Visual Diary

1-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1-1.5

2.1-2.4

3.1-3.5

4.1-4.5

5.1-5.4

 

For further information, please refer to the training.gov.au website

Other information

 

Feedback:

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

 

Plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

 

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1 (unresolved);

Moderation dates

Semester 1 -week 17 / Semester 2 – week 34

Moderation panel

Coordinators plus teaching staff

Moderation outcomes

See moderation document template in shared drive under validation and moderation folder

Reasonable adjustment

In assessing whether a particular adjustment is reasonable consideration should be given to:

  • the student’s disability and his/her views
  • the effect of the adjustment on the student, including effect on his/her ability to achieve learning outcomes, participate in courses or programs and achieve independence
  • the effect of the proposed adjustment on anyone else affected, including the education provider, staff and other students
  • the costs and benefits of making the adjustment.

As a result, what constitutes "reasonable" varies on a case-by-case basis and the balance is sometimes difficult to strike. However, it is clear that education providers are not required to lower academic standards or disregard the needs staff or other students. In more complex cases discussion with the disability service will be useful. It may be useful to examine previous judgements in relation to the DDA.

LL&N

An RTO needs to fit LLN into the delivery of its training and assessment as it has an important role in:

  • redressing any deficiencies in its students’ key LLN skills

building the generic skills of teamwork, communication and problem solving that are highly valued by employers.

Employability skills

In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as Employability Skills. There are eight employability skills.

Employability Skills which feature in the Diploma of Visual Art include:

• Communication

• Teamwork

• Problem solving

• Initiative and enterprise

• Planning and organising

• Self management

• Learning

• Technology

Employability skills are embedded in the units of competency in your program. When you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills. Further information about the employability skills you will develop in this program is available at:

http://www.ntis.gov.au/Default.aspx?/trainingpackage/CUV03/volume/CUV03_1/ chapter/EmpSkillsMandText

Other Information

 

Other information

 

Feedback: 

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work.  This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

 

Plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

 

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1 (unresolved);

Moderation dates

Semester 1 -week 17  / Semester 2 – week 34

Moderation panel

Coordinators plus teaching staff

Moderation outcomes

See moderation document template in shared drive under validation and moderation folder

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