Course Title: Produce paintings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: VART5776C

Course Title: Produce paintings

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Julia Powles.

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

OHTH5322C Follow health, safety and security procedures

Course Description

In this course students produce paintings through the application of a range of techniques and materials. As such, the results are expected to be varied and broad in nature.

Via a number of projects, students investigate the essential nature of Painting and consider it within a range of contexts - historical, contemporary, social and political. Painting is presented as not merely a material substance for personal expression, but also as a vehicle that implies how one thinks. Students are introduced to a range of methods and mediums associated with Painting. Emphasis is placed on the aquisition of fundamental skills and to developing understanding of personal research and observation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP35A Produce paintings


Explore painting techniques to plan work

Performance Criteria:

Select appropriate techniches for the execution of painting.


Prepare and maintain resources for painting

Performance Criteria:

Use all materials according to accepted methods of safe practice.


Realise paintings

Performance Criteria:

Describe major aspects of technical production of one's own work.

Learning Outcomes

1. Prepare and maintain resources for painting

2. Explore painting techniques

3. Present finished paintings

Details of Learning Activities

-Class based instruction evolving from prescribed exercises and projects.

-Additional self-initiated painting practice

-The collection of approriate research material in a Visual Arts Journal. this should include some direct observational work.

-A sound knowledge of contemporary and historical painting practice

-A solid technical basis for painting practice, selecting and using approriate materials.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 - 7 Painting Workshops. Students are introduced to differnt painting techniques. Skills are developed through practical application of paint and an understanding of how different contemporary artists emply paint as a vehicle for expression is introduced. Delivery is practical and through powerepoint presentations.

Week 8 - 16. Painting Projects. Students work independently in class at also at home in response to projects iniiated by the staff. Conceptual development is integrated with the practical skills developed in the painting workshops. Stretching and preparing canvas is demonstrated.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written responses.

Assessment Tasks

Two major project works plus back-up material.

A series of works from the painting workshops.

Submission of a visual diary.

NB: Projects must reflect consistent interaction with tutors in the studio in order to be considered for assessment.

Assessment Matrix

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