Course Title: Produce paintings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: VART5989C

Course Title: 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

Staff: Julia Powles, Steve Cox
email: julia.powles@rmit.edu.au  steve.cox@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 course be assessed in conjunction with the following units:

  • CUVCOR03B Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
  • CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent the concept.

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

  • CUVCRS08B Document the work progress
  • CUVCRS14B Prepare, store and maintain finished work.

Course Description

In this course you will 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. Through a number of projects, you will 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. You are introduced to a range of methods and mediums associated with painting. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of fundamental skills and to developing understanding of personal research and observation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP35B Produce paintings


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


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: Workshop. Revision of techniques from Semester 1.
Week 2: Workshop. Wax Medium. Students are introduced to wax medium with an emphasis on economy of mark and the use of negative space.
Week 3: Workshop: Abstraction and representation
Week 4: Workshop: Abstraction. The possibilities of abstraction are further explored.
Week 5: Workshop. Figure study.  A seated figure and surrounding environment is developed with an emphasis on composition and paint handling.
Week 6: Canvas stretching workshop. Stretching canvas and preparing grounds is explained through a practical workshop.
Week 7-16: Painting Projects. Working independently on their own research, students develop a body of work in response to projects.
Week 17-18:  Assessment



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

As advised during the semester.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

  • direct observation of paintings in progress
  • questioning and discussion of the your intentions and work
  • verbal and written reports
  • review of portfolios of evidence

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Assessment Tasks

•    Demonstration of safe and healthy use of equipment, materials and workspaces in workshops and studios
•    Visual journal
•    a folio of paintings comprising of: three (3) painting projects plus back-up work. All paintings produced during the Pianting workshops.


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 Diary
Explore painting techniques to plan work.
• literacy skills sufficient to read product and equipment safety labels
• numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and cost of materials.
• ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different effects in painting
• General knowledge of the formal elements and principals of design and their specific application to the production of paintings
• general knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for painting
production of paintings which demonstrates a command of selected techniques and which is consistent with the conceptual vision


Knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used and extended in painting.


 
Folio Realise Paintings
Literacy skills sufficient to read product safety labels

Numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and costs
• knowledge of the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in painting
• ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different effects in painting
• General knowledge of the formal elements and principals of design and their specific application to the production of paintings
• general knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for painting
 
• Production of paintings which demonstrate a command of selected techniques and which is consistent with the conceptual vision

Knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used and extended in painting
Observation of performance with Q&A using checklists based on performance criteria and essential knowledge – three cycles of observation Prepare and maintain  resources for painting.


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



• cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools and equipment used in painting
• environmental issues associated with the tools, materials and equipment used in painting
• work space requirements for painting, including ways of organising and maintaining space


 

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