Course Title: Printmaking Major Study 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5157

Course ID: 020968

Course Title: Printmaking Major Study 1

School: 340T Art

Program Code: 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

Nominal Hours: 144

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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 while Health and Safety will continue to be addressed.
Students will be encouraged to explore the possibilities of printmaking through a lateral approach to the subject. Students will be given instruction 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:

VBS667 Printmaking Major Study 1


Learning Outcomes


1. Use an extended range of materials and techniques in the production of original prints
2. Research and apply new and traditional technologies in the production of original prints
3. Produce art works to create a personal body of work that incorporates a  personal philosophy and concerns


Overview of Learning Activities


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

WeekDelivery Learning outcomes
 1 Orientation Introduction
 2Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
ScreenPrinting
Etching
 3 Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
 ScreenPrinting
Etching
 4 Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
 ScreenPrinting
Etching
 5 Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
 ScreenPrinting
Etching
 6 Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
 ScreenPrinting
Etching
 7 Project 1 Proverb
Project 2 Detail
 ScreenPrinting
Etching
 8 Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
 ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
 9 Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
 ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
 10 Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
 ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
 11 Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
 ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
 12 Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
 ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
 13 Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
 ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
 14 Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
 ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
 15 Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
 ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
 16 Project 1 Proverb
Project 3 Open
 ScreenPrinting
Mixed Media
 17 Folio Preparation
 Open Studio
 18 Folio Assessment Folio Assessment

Overview of Learning Resources


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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

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

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


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.


Assessment Tasks

2 resolved projects, demonstrating sustained investigation.
Participation in book binding workshop
Participation in screenprinting workshop
Participation in group tutorial on specified date

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