Course Title: Produce prints

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART6247C

Course Title: Produce prints

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8096

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

None

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of prints. As such the unit covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRI301A Produce prints

Element:

1. Plan printmaking
work through
exploration

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Prepare, maintain and
store printmaking
resources

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select and organise printmaking 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 prints

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Safely use and adapt printmaking 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


This course will provide you with a focus on the acquisition of essential industry skills.

On completion of this course you will be able to:
•Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of prints
•Use and test print making techniques
•Produce prints.

You  will also have an understanding of:
•Occupational health and safety procedures
•Physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials, tools and equipment
•Techniques, materials and tools and the way they can be adapted and extended in print making work
•Approaches to print making and the work of key practitioners
•Elements and principles of design (introductory level)
•Historical and theoretical contexts (introductory level)
•Copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues.


Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
•lectures
•teacher directed studio activities/projects/excursions
•studio exercises to review discussions
•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

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.


Teaching Schedule

WeekClassClass ContentTask / Assessment due datesElements
Week 1 Outlne course and requirements  
Week 2 Introduction to course and outline requirements
Introduction to Project 1 Positive / Negative
  
Week 3 Project 1 Positive / NegativeConcept development
Assessment end of semester
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Week 4 Project 1 Positive / NegativePreparation of matrix / refine concept
Assessment end of semester
 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2
Week 5 Project 1 Positive / NegativeProofing / refine concept
Assessment end of semester
 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Week 6 Project 1 Positive / NegativeEditioning

Assessment end of semester
 

 3.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,  2.4
Week 7 Project 1 Positive / NegativeEditioning

Assessment end of semester
 

3.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Week 8 Project 2 Fragment
(monoprint and stencil)
Introduction to project
Source concept
Assessment end of semester
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Week 9 Project 2 FragmentPreparation of stencils
Develop concept
Assessment end of semester
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,
Week 10 Project 2 FragmentPrinting & colour experiments
Develop concept
Explore use of colour
Assessment end of semester
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.3
Week 11 Project 2 FragmentPrinting & colour experiments
Refine concept
Explore use of colour
Assessment end of semester
 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.3
Week 12 Project 2 FragmentPrinting & colour experiments
Refine concept
Explore use of colour
Assessment end of semester
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.3
Week 13 Project 2 FragmentFinal printing
Refine concept
Assessment end of semester
3.1, 3.4, 2.1
Week 14 Project 3 Self PortraitIntroduction to Project
Source concept
Preparation of registration
Assessment end of semester
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3,
Week 15 Project 3 Self PortraitDevelop concept
Assessment end of semester
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Week 16 Project 3 Self Portrait

Develop concept
Assessment end of semester

 

 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Week 17 Project 3 Self Portrait AssessmentRefine concept
Assessment end of semester
 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4
Week 18  Project 3 Self Portrait Refine concept
Assessment end of semester
 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4
Week 19  Project 3 Self Portrait Edition final prnting
Assessment end of semester
 3.1, 3.2, 2.1
 Week 20  Project 3 Self Portrait Edition final prnting
Assessment end of semester
 3.1, 3.2, 2.1
     
     
     


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

You will be required to purchase materials that are relevant to your projects as they develop. Materials required will include: A set of linoleum tools
Speedball is a great brand or a 6 or 12 wooden handle linoleum cutting tool set. It is not recommended you purchase a cheaper brand. It is recommended these tools are purchased from either of the following as they give student discounts and offer the best price and quality. Melbourne Etching Supplies: 33A St David’s Street Fitzroy, ph:94195666
Neil Wallace: 44 – 46 Greaves Street Fitzroy. Ph: 9419 5949 Personal protective equipment
Chemical resistant gloves (Ansell Sol-Vex Nitrile gloves)
Apron
Sturdy covered shoes. 1 x sheet stencil paper (project 2)
Available at:
Melbourne Artists Supplies: 34 Little LaTrobe St, Melb. Ph: 9639 6622
Eckersley’s: 97 Franklin street, Melbourne. Ph: (03) 9663 6799 Rag paper - smooth
Printmaking rag paper is necessary for project 2 as it will tolerate repeated passes through the press. It is also highly recommended for other projects as it will produce the best results. A smooth rag paper, at around 150-250gsm will be sufficient and the most economical. One sheet of paper can be torn down into 6 pieces for printing (method shown in class). Notebook
For OHS documentation  


References


Other Resources

You will be encouraged to attend exhibitions and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.

Art Almanac provides a comprehensive listing of galleries and exhibitions throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria however you should become familiar with the following print specific bodies:
• Print Room: NGV International, 180 St. Kilda Road
• Print Council of Australia: Office G21
Fitzroy Town Hall,
201 Napier Street
Fitzroy, Ph: 9416 0150
• Australian Print Workshop: 210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Ph. 9419 5466
• Firestation Print Studio: 2 Willis Street, Armadale. Ph. 9509 1782
• Peter Lancaster Press: 14 Eames Street, Brooklyn: Ph. 9314 3036
• Port Jackson Press Print Room: 59-61 Smith Street, Fitzroy. Ph. 9419 8988

All students have access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources, with the State Library being on RMIT’s doorstep.

Printmaking supplies are available from the following:
• Melbourne Etching Supplies: 33A St David’s Street Fitzroy. Ph 9:419 5666
• Neil Wallace: 44 – 46 Greaves Street Fitzroy. Ph: 9419 5949
• Magnani Papers: 40 Buckley Street, Footscray. Ph: 9689 5660

Please note: You are required to supply your own personal protective equipment, i.e. apron, solvent resistant gloves (Nitrile), safety glasses & sturdy covered shoes.

RMIT is in close proximity to a broad range of Melbourne galleries and cultural venues, and professional printmaking workshops and suppliers are also readily accessible.


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. Project 1 – Positive / negative (linocut)
Outcome:
•A minimum of 3 preparatory drawings
•Completion of one resolved image editioned to a minimum of 3 prints
•Working proofs of your image showing states prior to resolution.
•Journal with conceptual, visual & technical research.
•OH & S Workbook
Due date: End of Semester 2

2. Project 2 - Fragment (monoprints and stencils)
Outcome:
•A folder containing a minimum of 10 image ‘fragments’ for stencils (5 x hand-drawn fragments, 5 x fragments cut from photographs, photocopies and/or scans)
•A series of 5 unique state prints – they can be related in theme or be very different
•A minimum of 5 print tests and experiments (including ‘failed’ works) in addition to the series above, exploring different colour combinations and compositions.
•Journal with conceptual, visual & technical research.
•OH & S Workbook
Due date: End of Semester 2

3. Project 3 – Self portrait (intaglio)
Outcome:
•A minimum of 3 preparatory drawings
•Completion of one resolved image editioned to a minimum of 3 prints
•Journal with conceptual, visual & technical research.
•OH & S Workbook
Due date: End of Semester 2


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment taskContent / requirementsDue date
Folio of prints related to the class projects

Resolved edition of Project 1 at a minimum of 3 prints.

A series of 5 unique state prints for Project 2

An edition of resolved intaglio prints at a minimum of 3 for Project 3.

End of semester
Visual diaryAll required drawings and conceptual, visual and technical research as stated in Project outlines.End of semester
Completion of OH&S workbook End of semester

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

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