Course Title: Originate a body of independent creative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: VART6222C

Course Title: Originate a body of independent creative work

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6128 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja and Fay Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Deb Williams       deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au

Saffron Newey    saffron.newey@rmit.edu.au

Loretta Quinn      loretta.quinn@rmit.edu.au

Tyler Paine          tyler.paine@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 75

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

Nil

Course Description

Creative practitioners at this level have a capacity for independent thought and self-direction that allows them to conceive, plan and realise a body of work of a professional standard. In this course you will engage with peers and industry networks in ways that develop and confirm your place as an arts practitioner. This course allows you to develop and extend your skills with materials, processes and techniques. There is an expectation in this course that you will work independently to conceive, plan and realise a coherent body of creative work.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP601A Originate a body of independent creative work

Element:

1. Evolve conceptual thinking

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the potential for individualised or specialised research based on current practice 1.2 Investigate new sources and research opportunities 1.3 Reflect on own practice to evolve personal ideas 1.4 Challenge assumptions, preconceptions and norms to stretch the boundaries of own thinking 1.5 Use c ritical analysis to evolve own ideas and develop innovative approaches 1.6 Hone and adapt ideas for work based on emerging ideas and research

Element:

2. Seek professional opportunities and engagement

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Pursue opportunities for professional work based on established goals and aspirations 2.2 Evaluate potential commercial opportunities as part of a viable professional practice 2.3 Engage with professionals within and outside the arts community to further develop own ideas, professional identity and opportunities for work 2.4 Establish sustainable ways to support ongoing professional engagement

Element:

3. Plan an independent project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Integrate individual research, personal ideas and professional realities to confirm the concept for a body of creative work 3.2 Develop and implement a sustainable project management approach for the work 3.3 Consider and integrate the promotion, exhibition and communication of the work in the planning process

Element:

4. Realise the body of creative work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Integrate command of technique, materials and process to create finished work of professional standard suitable for the public domain 4.2 Deepen individual engagement with techniques, ideas and the relationships between them 4.3 Apply critical and creative thinking to challenge, adapt and refine the creative work 4.4 Further evolve and refine ideas through processes of experimentation and exploration 4.5 Bring together the disparate challenges of the project to complete work on time

Element:

5. Evaluate professional work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Seek and apply constructive criticism from others to improve own work 5.2 Evaluate work against planned strategy for own creative practice 5.3 Evaluate own work in the context of work by others to extend own practice 5.4 Adjust work processes and practice as necessary to improve technical, conceptual and commercial outcomes


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to make judgements about relationships between painting materials, techniques and processes
  • Create a body of work that has refined painting skill and technical ability

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Self-management and planning skills
  • Skills to create work to a paraprofessional standard


Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio. 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 the studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.
In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Group discussion
  • Studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:

  • Reading articles and excerpts
  • Preparing for discussion
  • Project work
  • Independent research

This course is clustered and delivered in conjunction with VART6313C Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level.

The course provides students with the opportunity to extend their specialisation which may include painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital art.

The course provdies individual specilisation in four areas whcih include painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital art.


Teaching Schedule

PRINTMAKING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
Week Course content
Tasks and Assessment Elements
1

Intro to studio & materials

Discuss Project 1 outline Photographic screenprinting printing,
OH&S and checklist,
Screen claim. Discuss stencils & positives. One colour photographic, 4 colour block
Outcomes required for Assessment

• learning outcomes
• assessment criteria
• course requirements

 

 

 1
2Project 1 - Screen Printing
Cleaning screens and applying emulsion. Mark making and positives.
 Project development 1-3
3Demonstration of printing paper stencil
Mixing inks and registration Students print paper stencils
  1-3
4Students print paper stencils Resolving a body of work 1-3
5Students print paper stencils Introduction to peer review 4-5
6Discussion four colour seperation & photographic techniques. Exposing photographic positive. Students work on photographic stencils. Four colour separaton  1-5
7Exposing photographic positive. Students work on photographic stencils. Four colour separaton  1-5
8printing & editioning 1-5
9Project 2 - Object as reference. Multi plate intaglio  1-5
103 plate intaglio introducing soft ground, sugar lift, aquatint, spit etch, chin colle 1-5
113 plate intaglio introducing soft ground, sugar lift, aquatint, spit etch, chin colle 1-5
 
123 plate intaglio introducing soft ground, sugar lift, aquatint, spit etch, chin colle 1-5
13Transfer & registration 1-5
14Printing 1-5
15Orinting and resolution 1-5
16Editioning prints 1-5
17Editioning prints  1-5
18Assessment  1-5
 
SCULPTURE SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
1  
2Introduction to unit:
• Learning outcomes
• assessment criteria
• course requirements
• studio clean-up process
• introduction to project briefs

Concept development

Apply knowledge of materials, processes and techniques for a particular art form  1
3 Concept development-Head modelling 
4Commence head modelling in clayManage specialised resources for the particular art form 1-3
5Commence working with head life modelling Students to make up armature for head modelling
6

Continue head modelling

Class discussion. Fabrication of sculptures/Concept development/tutorials/technical assistance for individual students.

 2-3
7Shim up dividing wall for Part A of 2 part head mold 
8-9Complete 2 part mold using release agent. Pour plaster to 2 part mold Crit sessions presenting exploration to date 1-3
10Release plaster positive from 2 part mold. Students may cast more than one positive for 2 part molds. 
 Crit sessions presenting exploration to date 1-3
11Studio work 
12Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice.Tools and materials overview 2-3
13 Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice 
14Group presentation: Technical development. Concept development.Continue to plan new work for semester two.Evaluate a discuss work in a professional context1-5
15  
16Folio/studio preparation for assessment 1-5
17Assessment 1-5
DIGITAL SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
1

General introduction

Introduction to digital imaging project 1

Group & individual tutorials

Demonstrations

Theory and knowledge

Observation checklist OHS and studio practice

Learning outcomes

Course requirements

1-3
2

Solvents and transfer techniques

Exploration of test images1-4
3

Printing large format

Epsom 9900 large format printer

4

4-7

Printing-Individual tutorials

 2-4
8-9PresentationsPresent resolved response to Project 1 brief3
10Project Brief 23
11Presentation of Project concepts 1-4
11Presentation of Project 2 conceptsIndependent concept development1-4
12-16Studio work/Individual tutorials 1-4
PAINTING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
WeekCourse contentTasksElements
1Project Proposal IntroductionExhibition visit & critique1/2
3Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

Film & Reflection

Art work exchange1
5Studio: Proposal development 1
7Studio: Proposal development

Proposals due – 5 min presentations each student

Proposal Pecha Kucha

Clear, succinct powerpoint presentations with 5 images

1-3
9

Individual Proposal feedback

Artists of Influence Brief

 1-3
11Peer review
Studio work
 1/2/3/5
13Peer review /Artist of Influence Presentations
Studio Work
 Artist of Influence Presentations3/4/5
15Artists of Influence Presentations
Studio Work
 2/3/4/5
18Assessment / moderation week 1-5

 

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.


References


Other Resources

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.

Recommended read

Recommended resources for Printmaking
Imprint’ quarterly publication of the Print Council of Australia.
Cabinet Magazine held at RMIT Library, Swanston street.
Lambert, Susan, Print: art and technique, V&A Publications, London, 2001.
McCann, M., Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979.
Petardi, A. Printmaking, London, 1959.
Grishin, Sasha, Australian Printmaking in the 1990s, Craftsman House, Sydney 1979
Simmons, Rosemary., Dictionary of printmaking terms, London : A. & C. Black, 2002.
Ross and Romano The Complete printmaker New York, Free Press 1972
D’arcy Hughes, Ann & Vernon-Morris, Hebe The printmaking bible : the complete guide to materials and techniques San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2008
Noyce, Richard. Printmaking at the edge London : A. & C. Black, 2006
Watrous Madison, James. American printmaking : a century of American printmaking, 1880-1980 , Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1984
Recommended websitess:
Crown Point Press, Magical – Secrets: A Printmaking Community
http://www.magical-secrets.com/
http://www.australianprints.gov.au/
http://www.rama9art.org/artisan/2001/july/proverb/bot.html
http://www.mala.bc.ca/~soules/CMC290/imagetxt.htm
http://www.crownpoint.com
www.printcouncil.org.au

Recommended resources for Digital Imaging

You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.

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.

Recommended resources for Sculpture

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.
Below is a list of resources that will be relevant throughout the course:
• Glenn Harper, Landscapes for Art: Contemporary Sculpture Parks
• Kirsten Mey, Sculpsit: Artists on Sculpture and Beyond
• Causey, A. Sculpture since 1945 (Oxford History Of Art) Oxford University Press 1198
• Collins J. Contemporary Sculpture Phaidon
• Eleanor Heartney.Art & Today Phaidon
• Uta Grosenick. Art Now, Taschen
• Periodicals, Art Almanac, Current Exhibitions, Public Art

Recommended resources for Painting

Mayer, Ralph. The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques. Viking Adult; 5th revised and updated edition, 1991
Vitamin P: new perspectives in painting / [contributors] Tomma Abts ... et. al. ; introduction by Barry Schwabsky, London : Phaidon, 2002.

Journals in Library:

Art & Australia

Modern painter


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.

 

Printmaking- Semester 1

Assessment title: Project 1A

Completion of 1 resolved image with a minimum of 6 colours/differing stencils.

An edition of minimum of 3

Back-up and experimental prints

A unique state print

Visual diary

Due end of Semester 1

 

Sculpture-Semester 1

Project 1

Project-Head model

Visual Diary

Due W16

 

Digital -Semester 1

Digital Imaging Project 1 and 2

Folio of Digital Imaging

Visual Diary

Due W16

 

Painting-Semester 1

Assesment title: Project Proposal

Due W7

Assessment title: Peer Critique

Due W11/13

Assessment title:  Artist of Influence presentation

Due W13

Assessment title: Resolved body of work related to project proposal.

Due W18

Assessment Title: Visual Diary

Due W18

 

 

 

 

 

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Visual Art.

Grade CHD
Outline Competent with high distinction
Grading 80 - 100
Criteria Highly developed

Grade CDI
Outline Competent with distinction
Grading 70 - 79
Criteria Well developed

Grade CC
Outline Competent with credit
Grading 60 - 69
Criteria Developed

Grade CAG
Outline Competent achieved - graded
Grading 50 - 59
Criteria Sound

Grade NYC
Outline Not Yet Competent
Grading
Criteria

Grade DNS
Outline Did not submit for assessment
Grading
Criteria


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.

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)

Please note
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

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