Course Title: Printmaking Minor Study 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: VART5155

Course Title: Printmaking Minor Study 1

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:kellyann.geurts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Deborah Williams

deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au

Ph +61 3 9925 4125

Nominal Hours: 96

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5779C – Research and experiment with techniques to produce prints

Course Description

In this course students develop the expression of ideas through the application of an extended range of printmaking processes, and at an increasingly sophisticated level.

Students will be encouraged to explore the possibilities of printmaking through a lateral approach to the subject, students will be instructed in digital (Photoshop) and traditional technologies . Students will also be introduced to the idea of the exchange portfolio print. Emphasis will be placed on the students becoming more independent in their studio practice, as well as developing critical evaluation skills through participation in a group tutorial and regular individual tutorials. A book binding workshop will be held during the semester.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS665 Printmaking Minor Study 1


Learning Outcomes


1. Use an extended range of materials and techniques in the production of original prints
2. Use new and traditional technologies in the production of original prints
3. Integrate historic and contemporary influences in the development of printed images


Details of Learning Activities

Understanding of occupational health and safety aspects of Printmaking and safe studio practice, understanding of historical and contemporary contexts in which printed images have, been/are currently developed and viewed.
Understanding of presentation issues in a public arena.
Development of screen-printing techniques.
Understanding of the role of the book as a means of presenting information/conceptual concerns.
Use of an extended range of materials and techniques in the production of original prints.
Development of critical self-evaluation and articulation skills.
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.

 


Teaching Schedule

WeekDeliveryLearning outcomes
1Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
ScreenPrinting
Etching
2Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
ScreenPrinting
Etching
3Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
ScreenPrinting
Etching
4Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
ScreenPrinting
Etching
6Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
ScreenPrinting
Etching
7Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
ScreenPrinting
Etching
8Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
9Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
10Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
11Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
12Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
13Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
14Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
15Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
16Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
17Folio PreparationOpen Studio
18Folio Assessment Folio Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Grishin, S. Contemporary Australian Printmaking, Craftsman House, Roseville 1994

Imprint (quarterly printmaking journal), Print Council of Australia, Melbourne Victoria

Printmaking today: a quarterly journal of contemporary international graphic art, Farrand Press London


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.


Assessment Tasks

3 resolved projects, demonstrating sustained investigation.
Participation in book binding workshop
Participation in screen-printing workshop


Assessment Matrix

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