Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce prints

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: VART5995C

Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce prints

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5234 - Diploma of Visual Art

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:tafeartt@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:

  • CUVCOR04B Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse
  • CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept
  • CUVCOR13B Research and critically analyse history and theory to inform artistic practice.


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

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

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with various techniques and media for the realisation of prints. It outlines the way prints are produced through the use of experimentation and ongoing refinement. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP46B Research and experiment with techniques to produce prints


Learning Outcomes


In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

  • lectures
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • studio work.

It is expected that you will:

  • Be encouraged to explore the possibilities of printmaking through experimentation with printmaking techniques and media
  • Extend you understanding of the unique possibilities with printmaking and the multiple
  • Gain an understanding of the screen printing process 
  • Understand health and safety expectations
  • Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
  • Develop research and refine  a conceptual vision for prints
  • Develop critical evaluation and articulation skills.

2. Out-of-class activities include:

  • practical exercises
  • reading articles and excerpts
  • preparing for discussion
  • project work
  • independent research.

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.


Details of Learning Activities

Within this Unit Students will be introduced to procedure and protocol of the the Screen Printing studio, including Occupational Health & Safety issues (OH&S).

Students will utilize traditional and current technologies to aid production of set projects.

The semester will cover

Introduction to Screen Printing studio

Photoshop for Screen Printing

transferring images to screens

Proofing & printing

Image progress & editioning

General studio maintenance 


Teaching Schedule

Week 1 - Orientation Week

Week 2 -
 Introduction to Project 1, Proverb
Introduction to the studio
Screen Printing 
Project outline, intro to studio
OH&S and checklist
Screen reclaim and cleaning

Week 3
Studio 1 Project 1 . Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 4
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 5
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 6
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 7
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 8
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 9
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 11
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 12
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 13
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 14
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 15
Studio 1 Project 1. Ongoing screen printing workshop

Week 16
Studio 1 Project 1. Folio preparation

Week 17
Studio 1 Project 1. Folio Preparation

Week 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 and alterations.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Imprint quarterly publication of the Print Council of Australai

Cabinet magazine held in RMIT Library, Swanston street.

Lambert, Susan, Print: art & technique, V&A Publications, London, 2001.

McCann, M. Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill, NY, 1979.

Petardi, A. Printmaking, London. 1959

Grishin, S. Australain Printmaking in the 1990’s Craftsman House, Sydney 1979

Whale, G. Digital printmaking, Londan: A & C Black, 2001

Simmons, R.  Dictionary of Printmaking terms, London, A & C Black, 2002

Hoskins, S. Water-based screenprinting, London, A & C Black, 2000

Adam, R & Robertson, C. Screenprinting, The complete water based system, Thames & Hudson, London, 2003.

Ross & Romano. The Complete Printmaker, Free Press, NY, 1972.

Westley, A. Relief printing, Atc Black, London,  2000


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 work in progress, including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • questioning and discussion about your intentions and the work outcome
  • verbal and written reports
  • review of portfolios of evidence

In addition the folio of evidence should demonstrate:

  • A highly developed command of the selected techniques and which is consistent with the conceptual vision
  • In depth knowledge of techniques, materials and tools and the ways they may be adapted and extended in printmaking.


Assessment Tasks

Participation in the workshops is mandatory for Major and Minor students.

Students will demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of the processes, skills and techniques of the methods of screen printing introduced.

Majors - completion of two resolved images,
              An edition of a minimum of 5 per image
              An experimental unique state print, based on your two screens from your resolved images that uses a combination of the two.

Minors - completion of one resolved image,
              An edition of a minimum of 5.
              An experimental unique state print, based on your screens from your resolved image. This print will demonstrate a play on colour - grey tones, monochromatic, or shifted colours.

Appropriate support and resource material in the form of a visual diary / journal needs to be submitted for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

Assessment EvidenceElementEssential SkillsEssential knowlwdgeCritical aspects of assessment
Visual Diary

1. Inform work through experimentation with printmaking techniques and media

2.Develop and refine a conceptual vision for prints

3. Determine and organise resource requirements for new work.

- research skills & sources of information to inform experimentation in printmaking

-literacy skills sufficient to interpret information and material about the work of other printmakers

-numeracy skills sufficient to evaluate resource costs and to calculate material requirements and processing times.

-the role of experimentation in developing and refining concepts for prints

-detailed knowledge of physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials and tools used in printmaking.

-the characteristics of different materials under different treatments and the potential for these characteristics to achieve different effects

-copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues and legislation associated with printmaking

-sources of raw, part processed and processed materials and other resources for printmaking

-organisationaland legislative occupational health & safety procedures in relation to printmaking

 
 Folio

1. Inform work through experimentation with printmaking techniques and media

2.Develop and refine a conceptual vision for prints 
 

4.. Realise prints

 - research skills & sources of information to inform experimentation in printmaking

-literacy skills sufficient to interpret information and material about the work of other printmakers

-numeracy skills sufficient to evaluate resource costs and to calculate material requirements and processing times

 -the role of experimentation in developing and refining concepts for prints

-detailed knowledge of physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials and tools used in printmaking.

-the characteristics of different materials under different treatments and the potential for these characteristics to achieve different effects

-the formal elements & principles of design and how these may be used, adapted and challenged in the development of concepts for prints

-the historical an theoretical contexts for printmaking and how this may be used to inform own artistic practice 

-copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues and legislation associated with printmaking

 -production of prints which demonstrates a highly developed command of the selected techniques and which is consistent with the conceptual vision

-in depth knowledge of techniques, materials and tools and the ways they may be adapted and extended in printmaking

 Observation of Performance 3. Determine and organise resource requirements for new work.
- research skills & sources of information to inform experimentation in printmaking

-literacy skills sufficient to interpret information and material about the work of other printmakers

-numeracy skills sufficient to evaluate resource costs and to calculate material requirements and processing times 
 

 -workspace requirements for printmaing, including selection and set up of work  space for particular types of work

-environmental issues associated with the tools and materials used in printmaking including the potential issues associated with new approaches

 -production of prints which demonstrates a highly developed command of the selected techniques and which is consistent with the conceptual vision

-in depth knowledge of techniques, materials and tools and the ways they may be adapted and extended in printmak ing
 Tutorial 1. Inform work through experimentation with printmaking techniques and media

2.Develop and refine a conceptual vision for prints


4.. Realise prints
 - research skills & sources of information to inform experimentation in printmaking

-literacy skills sufficient to interpret information and material about the work of other printmakers

 -the role of experimentation in developing and refining concepts for prints

-detailed knowledge of physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials and tools used in printmaking.

-the characteristics of different materials under different treatments and the potential for these characteristics to achieve different effects

-the formal elements & principles of design and how these may be used, adapted and challenged in the development of concepts for prints

-the historical an theoretical contexts for printmaking and how this may be used to inform own artistic practice


-copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues and legislation associated with printmaking

 -production of prints which demonstrates a highly developed command of the selected techniques and which is consistent with the conceptual vision

-in depth knowledge of techniques, materials and tools and the ways they may be adapted and extended in printmak ing
     

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