Course Title: Produce paintings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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:visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

This unit is assessed in conjunction with the following unit: CUVPRP405A Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work.

Course Description

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

Element:

1. Plan painting work through exploration

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Explore ideas and techniques for paintings in consultation with key people as required
1.2 Review historical and contemporary painting practice as a potential source of ideas
1.3 Clarify ideas for paintings based on exploration and discussion
1.4 Assess the capabilities of painting techniques through practice and adaptation
1.5 Select techniques that best support the ideas for the work

Element:

2. Prepare, maintain and store painting resources

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select and organise painting tools, equipment and materials suited to the chosen work
2.2 Prepare and maintain resources based on the needs of the work
2.3 Take responsibility for the safe and sustainable use of resources
2.4 Store resources according to the needs of different items

Element:

3. Create finished paintings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Safely use and adapt painting techniques to create desired effects
3.2 Review work in progress and make adjustments as required to produce final work
3.3 Add value to the current work process and future work by documenting the work progress
3.4 Liaise with others to obtain feedback on work in terms of its technical proficiency and success in communicating ideas


Learning Outcomes


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:
•lectures
•teacher directed studio activities/projects
•studio exercises to review discussions/lectures
•peer teaching and class presentations
•group discussion
•studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
•practical exercises
•reading articles and excerpts
•preparing for discussion
•project work
•independent research


Teaching Schedule

 

WeekClass contentTasksElements
1Introduction 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
2OH&S and Surface PreparationIn 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
3Painting 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
4Painting 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
5Painting Workshop: Mixing ColourThis 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
6Painting Workshop: Tone and SpaceThis 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
7Painting Workshop: Glazing and scumblingThis 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
8Painting Workshop: Erasure and the use of Rub-BackIn 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 work1/2/3
9Painting Workshop: Erasure and the use of Rub-Back Part IIThis 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
10Project resolution: Realise a creative conceptWeek 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


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

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.


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.

1. Assessment Task:  Visual Diary

    Due: W10

2. Assessment Task:  Folio of paintings showing developmental and resolved works.

   Due: W10

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
 


Assessment Matrix

Please refer to the coordinator for assessment matrix.

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