Course Title: Evolve ideas for professional creative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: VART6381C

Course Title: Evolve ideas for professional creative work

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6149 - 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: 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

Nil

Course Description

In this course you will develop, skills and knowledge required to research and explore selected visual art techniques including digital art, printmaking, painting and sculpture and integrate their use into your own creative practice. This course requires a higher level of skill and development and a thorough investigation of art making processes.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work

Element:

1. Evaluate own practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse the history and development of own practice from a technical and conceptual perspective 1.2 Identify and analyse the external influences that have shaped ideas and directions in current work 1.3 Evaluate own relationship with work and how this has evolved over time 1.4 Analyse how personal experiences and factors have affected work and the ideas that inform it 1.5 Involve others in the evaluation of own practice to broaden own perspectives

Element:

2. Develop ideas and thinking

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use practical work, experimentation and critical thinking as part of the creative process 2.2 Integrate new processes and ideas into the evolving work in ways that effectively communicate key messages and refine the work 2.3 Deepen or broaden contextual research to support the generation and maturation of ideas 2.4 Collaborate with other professional practitioners about ideas and research 2.5 Produce experimental pieces, unfinished and finished works that reflect evolving ideas, resolving conceptual and technical issues that may arise within the work

Element:

3. Integrate ideas and professional opportunities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Evaluate own professional goals and aspirations and how they might be affected by new and evolving ideas 3.2 Develop new work projects and opportunities based on reflection, research and experimentation


Learning Outcomes


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

  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a concept for thematically connected artworks
  • 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 
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and practice of appropriate Occupational Health & Safety rules in a studio environment.


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 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

 
 

 

Week 1

 

SCULPTURE SPECIALISATION

 

Introduction to unit

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Course requirements

Studio management

OH&S

Concept development briefs. Students are required to expand and elaborate concept development from their Semester one dialogue.

Written dialogue minimum of 300 words clearly stating intentions for creating new work in Semester 2. Students will be encouraged to continue writing and developing their personal dialogue throughout the semester in order to create continuity and research and assist staff with an ongoing dialogue. 

 

 

 

 

Hand outs for Concept development & practice. Class discussion. Set up studios

 

 

Week 2

 

Tools/Materials/Tutorials

 

Class discussion/Individual feed back session based on Concept development briefs Introduction to the concept of developing an out door work. Class discussion & individual tutorials. Ongoing assistance with fabrication will guide the student throughout the semester. Images of other professional artist works will be shown on the smart board which will clearly outline fabrication and materiality in order to encourage students to develop a greater understanding of materiality

 

 

 

Develop further  understanding of conceptual framework. 

Discuss fabrication of sculptural works

Consolidate understanding of OH&S 

Manage own health and safety concerns

1/3

Week 3

 

3 Concept briefs due for studio work and out door work. Class discussion. Feedback session. View studio set up. Conduct tutorials. Commence making Maquette for out door work. Emphasis on studio practice and time management will be highly encouraged                                 

 

Concept briefs for self initiated practice due for semester 2 

Brief describing intentions for the production of sculptural works in semester 2.

Self initiated body of work which may be further developed from semester 1.

Conceptual framework and fabrication of works.Materiality and technical resolution.

2/3

Week 4

 

Class discussion. Continue out door work. Concept development. Studio practice. Group discussion. Individual assistance with fabrication of works. Maquette’s for sculptural works to be presented.

 

 

 Ongoing studio practice

 Research

 Develop understanding of fabrication

 and longevity of materials

 Continue to expand knowledge base

 

 

 

 

2/3

Week 5

 

Outdoor work/studio work/tutorials/class discussion. Technical assistance. Research.

 

   Ongoing studio practice 

   Assess and evaluate skills

   Self management

    

2/3

Week 6

 

Continue out door work/studio work/class discussion. Individual and group discussions

 

   

2/3

Week 7

Continue to produce sculptural works. Out door work should be near completion at this stage of the semester. Evidence of ongoing research. 

 

 

 

Week 8

 

Prepare folio for Tutorial week/Tutorials/Feed back.

 

 

2/3/4

 

Week 9

 

 Prepare folio for Tutorial week

 

2/3/4

Week 10

 

Tutorial week 

 Students to present folio work

2/3/4

Week 11

 

Studio practice/ongoing tutorials and feed back

 

 

 

2/3/4

Week 12

 

Mid Semester break 19th-23rd September

 

 

2/3/4

Week 13

 

Students are required to do a ten-minute presentation.

Students to present final folio and evaluation 

Feedback from peers

 

2/3/4

Week 14

 

Folio preparation

Complete and prepare for assessment 

2/3/4

Week 15

 

Folio preparation

 

Minimum of three completed sculptures and 1 out door sculpture due at this stage for assessment week

1/2/3/4

Week 16

Assessment Preparation

 

Assessment folio should include:

Visual Diary: 

 

5. Assessment title: Folio:

Concept Development. Minimum of three sculptures and one outdoor sculpture

 

Semester:  S2

Week: 17-18

 

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.

·        

 

Learning resources and prescribed texts

 

You will be required to purchase materials that are relevant to your projects as they develop.

References (optional)

 

  • 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
  • Simon Scharma Landscape & Memory Fontana Press
  • Gaston Bachelard Water And Dreams An essay on the Imagination of Matter
  • Gaston Bachelard The Right to Dream Beacon press Boston
 

PAINTING SPECIALISATION

  

      Friday

Class Content

Task / Assessment due dates

Elements

Week 1

07/07

• Course Outlines

• Discussion of Folio and Assessment requirements.

• Project 1 Briefing 1:30pm

• Project 2 Briefing  4pm

 

 

Project 1.

Reflection and Projection

 

Project 2. Image/Text

1-3

 

1-3

 

Week 2

14/07

Excursion to Neon Parc

 

Project 2. Image/Text

Workshop project

1-3

 

Week 3

21/07

Studio Practice

 

Individual consultations

 1-3

 

Week 4

28/07

Student presentations

 

Project 2 DUE Image/Text at end of class

 1-3

 

Week 5

04/08

Studio Practice

Group Reviews

 

Individual consultations

Students review project ideas in groups of 5

1-3

 

Week 6

11/08

Studio Practice

 

Individual consultations

 1-3

 

Week 7

18/08

Studio Practice

 

Individual consultations

1, 3, 4, 5. 1-3

 

Week 8

25/08

Studio Practice

 

Individual consultations

 1-3

 

Week 9

01/09

Student group critiques

Peer review

 

Student group critiques

Peer review

 

1-3

 

Week 10

08/09

Studio Practice

 

Individual consultations

1-3

 

BREAK

Sept

18-25

 

TERM Break September 18-25

No Classes

 

 

 

Week 11

29/09

Grand Final Public Holiday

No Classes

 

 

Week 12

06/10

Studio Practice

Individual consultations

1-3

 

Week 13

13/10

Studio Practice

Individual consultations

1-3

 

Week 14

20/10

Studio Practice

Individual consultations

1-3

 

Week 15

27/10

Student group critiques

Focus on Installation for Assessment

Students discuss studio installation in small groups

1-3

 

Week 16

03/11

Studio Practice

Individual consultations with Saffron

1-3

 

Week 17

10/11

Install folio work for assessment.

 

No classes scheduled

Untutored studio access.

Write reflective statement.

3

 

Week 18

17/11

Assessment

No student access.

 

 

Learning resources and prescribed texts

 

You will be required to purchase materials that are relevant to your projects as they develop.

References (optional)

 

• Vitamin P, New Perspectives in Painting. Phaidon, 2002

•Vitamin P2, Phaidon, 2011

  • Vitamin P3, Phaidon 2016
  • What painting Is, james Elkins, Routledge, 2000
  • The Visual language of painting, Robert nelson, ASP, 2010

 

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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