Course Title: Investigate painting materials and processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: VART6232C

Course Title: Investigate painting materials and processes

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

Loretta Quinn      loretta.quinn@rmit.edu.au

Saffron Newey     saffron.newey@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

Visual artists whose practice includes painting apply the skills and knowledge in this course. Material and process exploration at this level is a largely independent activity with mentoring and guidance as required. It would normally include investigation of a range of materials and processes to develop an individual professional.

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to research and explore selected painting materials and processes and integrate their use into creative practice. There is a high level of independent work undertaken for this course.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPAI502A Investigate painting materials and processes

Element:

1. Research painting materials and processes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research the detailed physical properties and capabilities of different painting 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 painting processes 1.5 Determine cost and supply parameters of materials

Element:

2. Select painting materials and processes for exploration

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess the creative and professional opportunities offered by different painting materials and processes for own art practice 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 painting 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 painting materials and processes 3.5 Establish and follow safe work practices

Element:

4. Manage painting resources in professional practice

Performance Criteria:

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


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 individual specialisation in three areas which include painting, printmaking and sculpture.


Teaching Schedule

Students undertaking the Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts will be provided with an individual studio space to support their learning. The allocation of studios allows for a self directed learning approach for students. You must complete a studio contract and adhere to the working conditions of an artist studio including maintaining Occupational Health and Safety standards and working in a shared, communal space.    

In the first week of the program, you are require to set up and move into your individual studio space. 

WEEKLY TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR FOUR SPECIALISATIONS

WEEKCOURSE CONTENTTASK/ASSESSMENT DUE DATESELEMENTS
1

 

Course Outline

Discussion of Folio and Assessment requirements.

Discussion about studio methodology

 

Gather resources

Project 1. Reflection, Projection

To be completed in class

Student presentations begin 1pm

 

1,2,7

 

2

Studio Practice

 

Project 2. Ready, steady, ART!

In class activity 

 

4,5,6,7

3

Studio Practice

Group Review of project

Individual consultations 

2,7

4

Studio Practice

Individual consultations  

3,4,5,6   

5

Studio Presentation

 Group tutorial on student progress      

 2,7

6

Student presentations    

Studio Practice

Top 5

   

2,7.    

7

Studio Practice

 Individual consultations 

3,4,5,6    

8Studio Practice    Individual consultations     

3,4,5,6    

9

Student group critiques

Peer review

Students each present folio work to date for feedback.

Students conduct peer review    

 

2,7.    

10

Studio practice

 

Individual consultations   

 

3,4,5,6     

11

 Studio practice

Individual consultations   

 

3,4,5,6    

12

Student presentations    

Group tutorial on student progress    

2,7

13

Studio practice

Individual consultations  

3,4,5,6   

14

Student group critiques

Peer review

Focus on Installation for Assessment    

Students each present folio work to date.

Students conduct peer review    

2,7
15Studio practiceIndividual consultations  3,4,5,6 
16Studio practiceIndividual consultations  3,4,5,6 
17

Install folio work and Projects 1 and 2 for assessment. 

No classes scheduled

Untutored studio access.    
3,4,5,6
18Assessment    

Submission of studio work throughout the semester.

Refer to grading criteria

No studio access during this time

 

  

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

 

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 

Assesment title: Project Revision
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 W1

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts.

 

GRADEOUTLINEGRADINGCRITERIA
CHDCompetent with high distinction80 - 100Highly developed
CDICompetent with distinction70 - 79Well developed
CCCompetent with credit60 - 69Developed
CAGCompetent achieved - graded50 - 59Sound
NYCNot Yet Competent  
DNSDid not submit for assessment  

 

 





 

 


Assessment Matrix

 

CRITERIA50-59 SOUND60-69 - DEVELOPED70-79 WELL DEVELOPED80-100 HIGHLY DEVELOPED

Demonstrated breadth of underpinning knowledge applied to (the assessment task) 

Demonstrates a sound understanding of key concepts underpinning the work task(s).

 

Competently applies these understandings in the performance of the work functions.    

Demonstrates a developed understanding of key concepts underpinning the work task(s).

 

Adequately applies these understandings in the performance of the work functions.

Demonstrates a well-developed understanding of all-key concepts and knowledge underpinning the work task(s).

 

Proficiently applies these understandings in the performance of the work functions

Demonstrates an excellent understanding of all-key concepts and knowledge underpinning the work task(s).

 

Effectively applies these understandings in the performance of the work functions and applies them to new situations Communication, people networking, language and interpersonal skills

Demonstrates an ability to use a range of communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to the audience and situation.

Demonstrates a sound understanding and the correct use of industry and enterprise language in performance of the work task(s).

Undertakes a range of communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to the audience and situation.

Demonstrates a developed understanding and the correct use of industry and enterprise language in performance of the work task(s).

Applies a range of well-developed communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to the audience and situation.

Demonstrates a well-developed understanding and the correct use of industry and enterprise language in performance of the work task(s).

Displays an excellent ability to use a wide range of communication and interpersonal skills, and displays a thorough understanding and correct use of key industry and enterprise language in performance of the work task(s), and can assist others.Techniques and processesPerforms all technical skills / procedures to the standard required by the workplace, including correct use of any equipment.Undertakes all technical skills / procedures to the standard required by the workplace, including correct use of any equipment.Effectively performs all technical skills/procedures to the standard required by the workplace, including correct use of any equipment.Displays excellent technical skills/procedures to the standard required by the workplace including correct use of any equipment. Work organisation

Demonstrates a sound understanding of the benefits of effective work organisation.

Applies sound planning and organisational skills in the performance of work functions.

Demonstrates a developed understanding of the benefits of effective work organisation.

Applies developed planning and organisational skills in the performance of work functions.

Demonstrates a well-developed standard of effective planning and work organisation.

Applies well developed planning and organisational skills in the performance of work functions.

Demonstrates an excellent understanding of the benefits of effective work organisation within the workplace.

Effectively applies excellent planning and organisational skills in the performance of work functions and assists others.

Level of independence and performance of work tasks

Under general workplace supervision works to accurately complete tasks in accordance with workplace requirements

Work performance conforms to all enterprise work standards.

Works under guidance to accurately complete tasks in accordance with workplace requirements

Work performance conforms to all enterprise work standards to a developed standard.

Works with limited supervision to accurately complete tasks in accordance with workplace requirements and conditions.

Work performance conforms with all enterprise work standards to a well-developed standard.

Works autonomously within the studio to accurately complete tasks in accordance with workplace requirements and conditions.

Work performance conforms with all enterprise work standards to an excellent standard, and assists others.

 

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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