Course Title: Apply techniques to produce prints

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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

Deborah Williams

deborah.williams@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 workspace 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:


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 to minimise waste where possible.
3.5 Use techniques, tools and materials safely to produce the final prints.

Element:

Use and test printmaking techniques.

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.


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.


Please note: Students are required to supply their own personal protective equipment, i.e. apron, solvent resistant gloves, sturdy covered shoes.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1

Orientation

Introduction to Staff & facilities.

Week 2

Introduction to the studio, OH & S, overview of semester delivery.

Week 3 - 6

Project 1
Monochromatic Linoleum cut - Pattern

Week 7 - 10

Project 2
Introduction to Intaglio

Week 11 -
Tutorials

Week 12 - 15

Project 3

Colour Linoleum printmaking

Week 16

General Studio and Folio preparation

Week 17 - 18

Folio Assessment


Please note that the weekly time frame may alter due to group needs or supplies.
Staff will endeavour to give students ample warning of alterations.



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Art Almanac provides a comprehensive listing of galleries and exhibitions throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria however you should become familiar with the following print specific bodies:

• Print Room: NGV International, 180 St. Kilda Road

• Print Council of Australia: 42 Courtney Street, North Melbourne 3051:
   ph.  9328 8991

• Australian Print Workshop: 210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065: ph. 9419 5466

• Firestation Print Studio: 2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143: ph. 9509 1782

• Peter Lancaster Press: 14 Eames Street, Brooklyn: ph. 9314 3036

• Port Jackson Press Australia:
      Print Room: 59-61 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3066: ph. 9419 8988
      Gallery: 716 High Street, Armadale: ph. 9509 5032

All students have access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources, with the State Library being on RMIT’s doorstep.
www.australianprints.gov.au

www.crownpoint.com

Printmaking Today Quarterly journal, Farrand Press, London

Imprint Magazine, Print Council of Australia

Grishin, S. Contemporary Australian Printmaking: An Interpretative History (Craftsman House, Sydney, 1994)

Grishin, S. Australian Printmaking in the 1990s: Artist printmakers 1990- 1995 (Craftsman House, Sydney, 1997)

Staff, D & Sacilotto, D Printmaking; History & Process. Holt Rhinehart & Winston, NY, 1975


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

Students will be required to submit a folio of prints as required for each project. that demonstrates a command of the techniques and concept introduced.
Students will also be required to document in their Visual Diary process specific procedures, use of materials and equipment, & techniques with visual exploration and experimentation.
Relevant Occupational Health & Safety issues and procedures are also required to be documented in a workbook.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment EvidenceElementEssential SkillsEssential KnowledgeCritical Aspects
Visual DiaryPrepare and maintain physical resources for the production of prints.

Produce the prints
  • 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 FolioUse and test printmaking techniques

Produce the prints



• 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  • introductory knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for prints  
Observation of Performance Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of prints

Use and test printmaking techniques

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.

Other Information

Printmaking supplies are available from the following:

• Melbourne Etching Supplies: St David’s Street Fitzroy 3065

• Neil Wallace: Greaves Street Fitzroy 3065

• Magnani Papers: Smith Street Collingwood 3066

Please note: Students are required to supply their own personal protective equipment, i.e. apron, solvent resistant gloves, sturdy covered shoes. RMIT is in close proximity to a broad range of Melbourne galleries and cultural venues, and professional printmaking workshops and suppliers are also readily accessible.

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