Course Title: Apply techniques to produce paintings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5988C

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce paintings

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5234 - Diploma of Visual Art

Course Contact : Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:TAFEArt@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Julia Powles
email: julia.powles@rmit.edu.au

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

It is highly recommended that this unit be assessed in conjunction with:
• CUVCOR01B Source concept for own work, or
• CUVCOR02B Develop and articulate concept for own work
• CUVCOR07B Use drawing techniques to represent the object or idea, or
• CUVCOR08B Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept.

It could also be assessed in conjunction with:
• CUVCOR11B Source information on history and theory and apply to own area of work.

Depending on the context, combined assessment and/or training with a range of other units would also be appropriate, e.g.:
• CUVCRS13B Store finished work.

Course Description

This course develops the skills and knowledge to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of paintings. It 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:

CUVVSP34B Apply techniques to produce paintings

Element:

Prepare and maintain physical resources for painting.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly identify and select tools, equipment and materials required for the production of paintings.
1.2 Prepare, clean and maintain tools, equipment and materials in accordance with relevant workplace
procedures and safety requirements.
1.3 Organise and maintain work space so that it remains clean and safe.
1.4 Store tools, equipment and materials in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety
requirements.

Element:

Produce the paintings.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Safely use techniques for the production of paintings.
2.2 Use and test nominated techniques to determine the capability of the technique and its application.

Element:

Use and test painting techniques.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Draw concept for the proposed paintings based on own ideas or supplied information.
3.2 Correctly identify the steps and resources required to produce the proposed paintings.
3.3 Select appropriate tools, equipment and materials for the specific paintings.
3.4 Calculate correct quantities of materials required and minimise waste where possible.
3.5 Use techniques, tools and materials safely to produce the final paintings.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this unit you will be able to:
•    Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of paintings
•    Use and test painting techniques
•    Produce paintings.

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 painting work
•    Approaches to painting 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

There is a range of learning activities including:
•    Participation in practical workshops conducted by a teacher. Workshops also provide the opportunity for student to practice & perform under supervision and coaching from a teacher
•    Participation in tutorials which can be one on one, small groups or whole class and which provide the opportunity for students to present their work for comment and critique by teachers and fellow students
•    Individual studio time for students to work on projects to develop skills and conceptual ability in an environment of discovery and experimentation
•    Keeping a visual diary which contains evidence of conceptual development, feedback on work from tutorials, reflection on own development and understanding, critical engagement and critical discourse
•    Research
•    Ongoing practice to become self managing
•    When available, attendance at exhibitions and field work


Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Orientation
Week 2:  Introduction
Week 2-6: Workshops
Week 7-13: Project 1
Week 14: Tutorial
Week 15-16 : Project 2
Week 17-18:  Assessment



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

As advised during the semester.


Overview of Assessment

Students’ ability to apply techniques to produce paintings will be assessed by the following:

•    Observation (with questions and answers) of safe and healthy preparation & maintenance of equipment, materials and work spaces. This is conducted three times per semester.
•    Review of visual journal by teacher/assessor against specified criteria
•    Review of portfolio of paintings by a group of teachers/assessors.


Assessment Tasks

•    Demonstration of safe and healthy use of equipment, materials and workspaces in workshops and studios
•    Visual journal
•    Folio of paintings

NB: All work submitted for assessment must reflect consistent interaction with staff. Unsighted work will not be considered for assessment


Assessment Matrix

Assessment evidenceElementEssential skillsEssential knowledgeCritical aspects of assessment
Visual diaryProduce the paintings • literacy skills sufficient to read product and equipment safety labels
• numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and cost of materials.
• general knowledge of different styles of painting and the work of key practitioners
• overview knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design
• introductory knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for painting
evaluation of visual language and technical execution of work pieces produced by the candidate

 
Folio Use and test painting techniques.

Produce the paintings.

Literacy skills
Numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and costs
• general knowledge of physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly
used materials, tools and equipment for painting
• general knowledge of different styles of painting and the work of key practitioners
• overview knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design
• introductory knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for painting
evaluation of visual language and technical execution of work pieces produced by the candidate
• practical demonstration of skills using required tools, equipment and materials to produce a minimum of one painting.
Observation of performance with Q&A using checklists based on performance criteria and essential knowledge – three cycles of observation Prepare and maintain physical resources for painting.


• literacy skills sufficient to read product and equipment safety labels
• numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and cost of materials.


• typical work space and equipment requirements for the production of different types of painting
• cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools and equipment used in painting
• environmental issues associated with the tools, materials and equipment used in painting
• organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation
to painting.


 

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