Course Title: Produce prints
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2009
Course Code: VART5994C
Course Title: 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 email; firstname.lastname@example.org
& Kelly Boucher email; email@example.com
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 the following units:
- CUVCOR03B Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
- CUVCOR08B Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept
- CUVCOR12B Review history and theory for application to artistic practice.
- CUVCRS08B Document the work progress
- CUVCRS14B Prepare, store and maintain finished work.
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to produce prints through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials. As such the course covers a range of techniques. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVVSP45B Produce prints
Explore printmaking techniques to plan work
1. Prepare and maintain resources for the production of prints.
Prepare and maintain resources for the production of prints
2. Explore printmaking techniques to plan work.
3. Relise Prints.
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 woodcut) and stencil / collagraph / monoprinting 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, safety glasses and sturdy shoes.
Week 1 - Introduction to Semester 2
Health & Safety, conventions and terminology.
Overview of semester delivery.
Project 1 Reduction Linoleum cut
Weeks 2 - 5
Project 1 Reduction Linoleum cut
Weeks 6 - 9
Project 2 Collograph / Stencil & Monoprint
Week 11 - 15
General Studio and folio preparation
Week 17 -18
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.
Imprint quarterly publication of the Print Council of Australia
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, Melbourne
- 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 61 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3066 ph: 9419 8988
- Australian Galleries, Works on Paper, 50 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066 ph 9417 0800
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 produce prints will be assessed by:
- 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.
Students ability to Produce Prints will be assessed by:
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 the demonstration of safe and healthy preparation, use and maintenance of equipment, materials and work spaces in the workshops and studio.
Review of visual journal which includes relevant research, (drawings, visual investigation engagement in contemporary and historical print practice), by teacher / assessor.
Review of portfolio of prints related to class projects by a group of teachers / assessors.
Completion of OH & S workbook and compliance documentation.
| Printmaking Folio|| 2. Explore printmaking techniques to plan work .|
3. Realise prints
| Group Tutorial|| 2. Explore printmaking processes to plan work ||
| Observation of Performance||
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