Course Title: Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: VART6223C

Course Title: Investigate printmaking materials and processes

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6128 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Deb Williams

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4215

Course Contact Email: deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Deb Williams       deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

In this course you will develop, skills and knowledge required to research and explore selected printmaking materials and processes and integrate their use into own creative practice. This course requires a higher level of skill and development and a thorough investigation of printmaking processes.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRI502A Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Element:

1. Research printmaking materials and processes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research the detailed properties and capabilities of different printmaking materials 1.2 Investigate the safety issues associated with different materials and processes prior to use 1.3 Collate and store safety and technical data to meet safety requirements and inform future practice 1.4 Investigate the relationship between materials and printmaking processes 1.5 Determine cost and supply parameters

Element:

2. Select printmaking materials and processes for exploration

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess the creative and professional opportunities offered by different printmaking materials and processes 2.2 Determine limitations and constraints of particular materials and processes 2.3 Select particular materials and processes that suit own practice

Element:

3. Integrate printmaking materials and processes into own work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Explore different ways of working with materials and processes to achieve desired outcomes 3.2 Challenge and stretch the capabilities and uses of different materials and processes through experimentation 3.3 Develop own ways of working with materials and processes 3.4 Engage in informed discussion with others about the characteristics and opportunities of particular printmaking materials and processes 3.5 Establish and follow safe work practices

Element:

4. Manage printmaking resources

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Establish a sustainable supply of printmaking resources 4.2 Develop ways of working with resources that minimise waste 4.3 Maintain the quality and life of printmaking resources through appropriate handling and storage


Learning Outcomes


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

  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a concept for thematically connected prints
  • Demonstrate a command of advanced techniques which are consistent with your conceptual vision
  • Demonstrate knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used & extended in Printmaking.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and practice of appropriate Occupational Health & Safety rules in the Printmaking studios.


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 delievred in conjunction with VART6313C Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level.

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


Teaching Schedule

 
 PRINTMAKING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1

 

Overview of semester delivery.

Course information and requirements

Project outline disseminated before semester break

Project 1C A self-motivated and directed body of work spanning the semester

 

Submission of 1st draft of independent project    

Outcome =

Proposal, conceptual, visual, and technical research,

completed allotment of preparatory drawings and experimental work,

Resolving a body of work

Resolved works minimum 5 editioned prints (edition size minimum of 3),or a substantial unique construction using the multiple to be discussed with staff.

 

Student staff print exchange print
Content/requirements
All finishing students will complete a resolved print for exchange.
It is required that you submit an editionable print (i.e no unique states) and that your print edition is of an acceptable standard in order for it to be included in the folio. Please speak to staff if you have any concerns regarding this element of the folio requirements.
The edition number will be confirmed ASAP in Semester 2.
Due date
End of semester 2

1-7
2-4Studio: Proposal development, material and conceptual preparation

Resolving a body of work

 

Development of written skills in the production of professional proposals.

Expansion of skills with an extended range of materials and techniques in the production of original prints.

Integration of historical and contemporary influences and philosophical concerns in the development of printed images

Application of new and emerging technology in the production of original prints.

1-7
5Demonstration on making concertina artist book Construction and resolution of book1-7
6, 7Independent exploration,ongoing project work Self Assessment kit1-7
9 10Peer reviews including Self Assessment kit

 Individual student presentations on evolving proposal and subsequent outcomes

 

 Discussion and critical evaluation of own practice, and the practice of fellow students.

 

 Discussion of contemporary and historical contexts of Printmaking

 

1-7
11

General Studio, individual tutorials, Proposal discussion, Technical support

Self directed projects

Resolving a body of work

Development of written skills in the production of professional proposals.

Expansion of skills with an extended range of materials and techniques in the production of original prints.

Integration of historical and contemporary influences and philosophical concerns in the development of printed images

Application of new and emerging technology in the production of original prints.

1-7
12,13,14

General Studio, individual tutorials, Proposal discussion, Technical support

Self directed projects

 1-7
15, 16final resolutions for assessment 1-7
17Assessment 

Resolved works minimum 5 editioned prints (edition size minimum of 3),or a substantial unique construction using the multiple to be discussed with staff.

 

Student staff print exchange print
Content/requirements
All finishing students will complete a resolved print for exchange.
It is required that you submit an editionable print (i.e no unique states) and that your print edition is of an acceptable standard in order for it to be included in the folio. Please speak to staff if you have any concerns regarding this element of the folio requirements.
The edition number will be confirmed ASAP in Semester 2.
Due date
End of semester 2

 
 

 

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.

Assessment task
 - Printmaking specialisation
Final proposals
Content/requirements
Need to show evidence of research and present experimentation with materials (eg a set of trial Prints for Printmaking, experiments on a range of surfaces and media for painting), any concept changes / development and a clear outline of what they will achieve in Semester 2
Due date
W16 Semester 1

Assessment task Semester 2
Present a thematically connected body of work in direct response to your final proposal from Semester 1 in negotiation with relevant Staff.
Content/requirements
Present a thematically connected body of work in direct response to your final proposal from Semester 1 in negotiation with relevant Staff.
Due date
W16 Semester 2

 

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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