Course Title: Apply techniques to produce prints

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5993C

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce prints

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: Deborah Williams & Kelly Boucher
email: deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au
kelly.boucher@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 describes the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of prints. As such the unit 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:

CUVVSP44B Apply techniques to produce prints

Element:

Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of prints.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly identify and select tools, equipment and materials required for the production of prints.
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 prints.

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Use and test printmaking techniques.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Draw concept for the proposed prints based on own ideas or supplied information.
3.2 Correctly identify the steps and resources required to produce the proposed prints.
3.3 Select appropriate tools, equipment and materials for the specific prints.
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 prints.


Learning Outcomes


This course will provide you with a focus on the acquisition of essential industry skills.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of prints
  • Use and test print making techniques
  • Produce prints.

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 print making work
  • Approaches to print making 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

You will be introduced to the unique possibilities inherent in printmaking processes, with a focus on relief (lino and wood block) and intaglio (etching), for the exploration of notions of duplication, difference, and variation, via practical demonstrations of a selection of printmaking techniques. The course is also designed to motivate and involve students in analytical thinking about visual perceptions, and to engage in objective evaluation and study. Set projects will address ideas and concepts, materials and methods of production and health and safety issues within the print studio.


There is a range of learning activities including:

•    Participation in practical workshops conducted by a teacher. Workshops also provide the opportunity for student to practise & 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
•    Keeping a visual journal (diary) which includes relevant research (drawings, visual investigation, engagement in contemporary and historical print practice).


Teaching Schedule

Week 1 -               Orientation: Introduce Staff and facilities while familiarising Students with RMIT University City Campus: General, Building 94 Library Carlton + Central Studio areas.

Week 2 -               Introduction: Health and Safety, Conventions and Terminology. Overview of semester delivery.

Weeks 3 – 6 -        Project 1 Monochromatic Linoleum cut – Pattern

Weeks 7 -10 -        Project 2 Introduction to intaglio Still life

Week 11-              Tutorials

Weeks 12 -15 -     Project 3 Colour Linoleum Printing



Week 16 -              General Studio and Folio preparation

Week 17 – 18 -      Folio Assessment

Please note that the weekly time frame indicated above may alter due to group needs or supplies.

Staff will endeavour to give students ample warning of any alterations.



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

As advised during the semester.


Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following evidence of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment. On completion of this course, you will receive graded assessment.

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

Your ability to apply techniques to produce prints will be assessed by the following:

  • Participation and practical demonstration of class based activities culminating in the practical demonstration of an ability to select and apply appropriate techniques  and media to communicate a concept.
  • 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 prints by a group of teachers/assessors.
Assessment must take place over a period of time in order to determine competence in the ongoing implementation and monitoring aspects of this course.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment may include:   

•    Demonstration of safe and healthy use of equipment, materials and workspaces in workshops and studios
•    Folio of prints related to the class projects.
•    Visual journal which includes relevant research (drawings, visual investigation, engagement in contemporary and historical print practice).
•   Direct observation, written or verbal reports, questioning or discussion.
•  Completion of  OH&S workbook and compliance documentation.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment evidenceElementEssential skillsEssential knowledgeCritical aspects of assessment
Visual diary
•record the development of your ideas into materials and processes eg working drawings technical considerations
•demonstrate and record your brainstorming in order to find interesting visual and conceptual solutions
•engagement of contemporary and historical artistic practice, eg’s of relevant artists
•should include items of interest and relevance, both written & visual eg exhibition reviews/articles, NB it should not merely be a scrapbook


1. Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of prints.

3. Produce the prints
 
 
Literacy skills• general knowledge of different styles of printmaking and the work of key
practitioners

•  organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in specific
relation to printmaking
 • general knowledge of tools, materials and
equipment used in printmaking.
Printmaking Folio
• class set projects
2. Use and test printmaking techniques

3. Produce the prints

Literacy skills
Numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and costs
• environmental issues associated with the tools, materials and equipment used in
printmaking

• overview knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design

• production of prints which demonstrates a
command of nominated techniques and which
reflects the concept
Group Tutorial
• engage in and contribute to group discussion
•discuss the printing processes and research in the production of a series of prints which is consistent to the related investigation

Literacy skills• introductory knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for prints
 
Observation of Performance
•familiarisation with the use of tools and equipment
•understanding the cleaning and maintaining of tools and equipment
•understanding various print techniques introduced in class
1. Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of prints

2. Use and test printmaking techniques

3. Produce the prints
literacy skills sufficient to read product and equipment safety labels
 


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 printmaking

• cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools and equipment used in printmaking

• environmental issues associated with the tools, materials and equipment used in
printmaking
• general knowledge of tools, materials and
equipment used in printmaking.

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