Course Title: Produce paintings
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: VART6246C
Course Title: Produce paintings
School: 340T Art
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit is assessed in conjunction with the following unit: CUVPRP405A Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work.
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to produce paintings through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials. The range of techniques could be quite varied and broad in nature.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVPAI301A Produce paintings
1. Prepare and maintain resources for painting
1.1 Explore ideas and techniques for paintings in consultation with key people as required
2. Explore painting techniques to plan work
2.1 Select and organise painting tools, equipment and materials suited to the chosen work
3. Realise paintings
3.1 Safely use and adapt painting techniques to create desired effects
On successful completion of this unit, you will understand:
•The physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in painting
•Work space requirements for painting, including ways of organising and maintaining space
•Ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different effects in painting.
In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
•General knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design and their specific application to the production of paintings
•Cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools and equipment used in painting
•General knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for painting
•Awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues
•Environmental issues associated with the tools and materials used in painting
•Organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to painting.
Details of Learning Activities
In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
•teacher directed studio activities/projects
•studio exercises to review discussions/lectures
•peer teaching and class presentations
2. Out-of-class activities include:
•reading articles and excerpts
•preparing for discussion
|1||Introduction to produce painting|
Painting techniques and processes
|The aim of this weeks lesson is to introduce students to the subject painting techniques, explain how the semester will be structured and what the learning outcomes will be.||1/2/3|
|2||OH&S and Surface Preparation||In this week’s class students learn about OH&S in relation to painting, with particular emphasis on the safe handling of oil paint and correct clean up procedure. Students prepare two sheets of oil sketch paper for use in following classes.||1/2|
|3||Painting Workshop: ‘Limited palette / Coloured ground’||This workshop is based on subject matter derived from an observation of simple forms. Indications of tonal gradation are therefore important in indicating the forms and shapes, but emphasis should also be placed on varieties of mark making.||1/2/3|
|4||Painting Workshop: ‘Interpreting Observed Form’||This workshop is based on subject matter derived from an observation of simple forms. Indications of tonal gradation are therefore important in indicating the forms and shapes, but emphasis should also be placed on varieties of mark making.||1/2/3|
|5||Painting Workshop: Mixing Colour||This workshop introduces stronger more saturated colours and looks at how to unify colours in a painting by mixing shadows and neutrals from those colours. You will be matching colours from life, learning about different pigments and building upon your existing understanding of neutrals.||1/2/3|
|6||Painting Workshop: Tone and Space||This workshop utilises photocopy material as a basis for subject matter, and involves underpainting and subsequent glazing. You will be focusing on constructing a composition through tone. Tone will be created by over painting high saturation colours with complimantaries and neutrals. You will be considering compositional implications, interlocking forms/shapes, and space/colour relationships. The painting made this week will be used next week in the glazing and scumbling workshop.||1/2/3|
|7||Painting Workshop: Glazing and scumbling||This workshop utilizes the painting made last week, allows for further modification and introduces scumbling and glazing techniques. You will be examining the specific properties of individual colours, which affect colour mixing and glazing.||1/2/3|
|8||Painting Workshop: Erasure and the use of Rub-Back||In this work shop students will be introduced to alternative methods of paint application. This workshop uses a traditional technique and explores the possibility for contemporary use. Students make a burnt sienna rub back that is them worked into both wet this week and is finished next week when it is used as the underpainting for a final work||1/2/3|
|9||Painting Workshop: Erasure and the use of Rub-Back Part II||This workshop continues on from last week as students complete their rub-back study by adding a range of complimentary colours to increase shadows and bring out form.||1/2/3|
|10||Project resolution: Realise a creative concept||Week 10 is a chance to finish any paintings to be presented in a folio ready for assessment. It is a chance to rework any unfinished paintings and to organise folio.||1/2/3|
Library Subject Guides: Art: Visual Art
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.
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.
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.
1. Assessment Task: Visual Diary
2. Assessment Task: Folio of paintings showing developmental and resolved works.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded).
Competency Based Mark Table
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
Please refer to the coordinator for assessment matrix.
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.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
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.
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•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.
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:
•Initiative and enterprise
•Planning and organising
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
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