Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce paintings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: VART5777C

Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to 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

VART5776C – Produce Paintings

Course Description

In this course students research and experiment with various techniques and media for the realisation of paintings. The course outlines the way paintings are produced through the use of experimentation and ongoing refinement.

Students investigate the nature of what painting might be and considering this within a range of contexts - historical, contemporary, social and political. Painting is considered as not merely a material substance for personal expression, but also as a vehicle that implies how we think. Emphasis is placed on further development of painting techniques, applications and use of colour. The development of a personal research base is encouraged as a working method and this is linked to ideas of professional art practice.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP36A Research and experiment with techniques to produce paintings

Learning Outcomes

1. Inform work through experimentation with painting techniques and media
2. Develop and refine a conceptual vision for paintings
3. Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
4. Realise paintings

Details of Learning Activities

Tuition is delivered through a series of painting workshops and independent projects. Students work from a series of projects to develop thier own personal understanding of painting practice. A contemporary and historical understanding of painting is presented in class through pwer-point lecture and discussion.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 -6 Painting workshops. Specific painting techniques and approaches are taught.

Week 7- 16 Painting Projects.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

3 Major project works and backup material

A series of works from painting workshops

Visual Diary

Studio participation

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

Assessment Matrix

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