Course Title: Develop and refine artistic practice to produce a concept for thematically connected prints

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: VART5996

Course Title: Develop and refine artistic practice to produce a concept for thematically connected 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:TAFEArt@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Deborah Williams

email; deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au

Ph; 9925 4215

Nominal Hours: 100

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

None

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to develop artistic practice to produce a concept for thematically connected prints through the exploration and application of a range of advanced techniques and media.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU030 Develop and refine artistic practice to produce a concept for thematically connected prints

Element:

Develop and refine conceptual vision thematically connected prints 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine the conceptual vision for the proposed series of prints based on knowledge and understanding of different printmaking techniques
2.2 Consider and establish criteria for selecting techniques, tools, equipment, materials required for the production of a series of prints based on experimentation results
2.3 Select approach to work which meets established criteria
2.4 Refine conceptual vision based on ongoing experimentation and analysis of printmaking techniques

Element:

Experiment with printmaking techniques and media to inform work  

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Evaluate the potential for new approaches to printmaking based on capabilities of techniques already used
1.2 Explore and experiment with a broad range of advanced techniques for the achievement of different effects and to inform practice
1.3 Explore and experiment with a broad range of tools, equipment and materials for the achievement of different effects
1.4 Research, adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches with consideration of intellectual property, moral rights and copyright requirements


Learning Outcomes


The following learning outcomes will be undertaken through this course:

  • Explore the possibilities of printmaking through experimentation with printmaking techniques and media to inform work.
  • Extend your understanding of the unique possibilities with printmaking - the multiple and the unique state print.
  • Gain an understanding of the screen printing process.
  • Health and Safety will be addressed.
  • You will determine and organise resource requirements for new work.
  • Develop research and refine  a conceptual vision for prints.
  • Develop critical evaluation and articulation skills.
  • Develop and refine conceptual vision thematically connected prints.


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 students 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    Delivery    

Week 1    Self directed projects
Proposal outline discussion
   
Week 2    Self directed projects
Preparation, Proposal discussion   

Weeks 3

General Studio, individual tutorials, Proposal discussion, Technical support
    .

 
Week 4
Proposals due   

General Studio, individual tutorials, Proposal discussion, Technical support
Self directed projects

   
Week 5   

General Studio, individual tutorials, Proposal discussion, Technical support
Self directed projects

  
Week 6   

General Studio, individual tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects

Week 7   

General Studio, individual tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects

Week 8

General Studio, individual tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects


Mid Semester Break



Week 9  

General Studio, group tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects

Week 10   

General Studio, group tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects


Week 11

General Studio, individual tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects

  
Week 12   

General Studio, individual tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects

Week 13   

General Studio, individual tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects

Week 14   

General Studio, individual tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects

 
Week 15   

General Studio, individual tutorials, Technical support
Self directed projects

 
Week16  

FOLIO PREPARATION / COMPLETION EXCHANGE PRINT
Confirmation of general assessment criteria

Week 17  

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.

The second semester of Printmaking Studio 2 is a self-directed printmaking project.

You will research, plan, and build your project with guidance from Deborah.

Studio class time is to be well utilised by all participants.

Monday AM & Thursday AM classes with Deborah Williams are a blend of individual tutorials, group tutorials and technical support for your project.

 

 


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.

Recommended texts:

‘Imprint’ quarterly publication of the Print Council of Australia.

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

McCann, M., Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979.

Petardi, A. Printmaking, London, 1959.

Grishin, Sasha, Australian Printmaking in the 1990s, Craftsman House, Sydney 1979

Whale, George., Digital printmaking, London : A. & C. Black, 2001.

Simmons, Rosemary., Dictionary of printmaking terms, London : A. & C. Black, 2002.

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

Adam, R & Robertson C, Screenprinting, The Complete Waterbased System, Thames & Hudson, London, 2003.

Ross and Romano   The Complete printmaker New York, Free Press 1972
Westley, Anne. Relief printing London, Atc Black 2000


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

Chapman and Bailey Artshop, 420 Johnston Street Abbottsford VIC 3067
T +61 3 9417 7957
T +61 3 9417 0500
F +61 3 9417 3447
artmaterials@chapmanbailey.com.au
Hours 9 am - 5.00 pm Monday - Friday
10.30 am - 4.30 pm Saturday

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.


Overview of Assessment

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.

Assessment evidence will be via

  • Visual Diary
  • Observation of performance
  • Tutorial
  • and Folio (see below).

Folio requirements

  • Completion of two resolved outcomes that will utilise some of the printmaking techniques demonstrated in classes. Your work will show an involvement to extend the technical processes used to make conceptually resolved prints
  • There will be outcomes which show experimentation with monochromatic and multi-colour prints.

PRINT 1, 2, & 3

  • There will be traditional and unique state outcomes.
  • Edition a minimum of 3 prints for traditional outcome
  • Unique states prints should be considered and resolved outcomes which may include installations, artists books and printed works which use different substrates. There will be 3 resolved outcomes.

PRINT 1 & 2

  • There will be traditional and unique state outcomes
  • Edition a minimum of 3 prints for traditional outcome
  • Unique states prints should be considered and resolved outcomes which may include installations, artists books and printed works which use different substrates. There will be 2 resolved unique state print outcomes
  • Students should note that preparatory work and experimental printing will be a major component of assessment.

We will be looking for engagement in the following:

  • Evidence of research
  • Evidence of experimentation and manipulation of processes
  • Conceptual response to projects
  • Technical proficiency
  • Resolution of finished art work
  • Presentation.


Assessment Tasks

2. Self directed Project
Description: A self-motivated and directed body of work spanning the semester.
Proposal, conceptual, visual, and technical research, completed allotment of preparatory drawings and experimental work.

Studio 2 - resolved works minimum 3 prints or a unique construction using the multiple.
Exchange Print portfolio – edition number and scale to be advised.

Students will be assessed via:
- written proposal,
- working studies
- work resulting from their written proposal
- the completion of the exchange portfolio
- and a visual diary
- observation of Performance
- Presentation of work

Your final work is expected to be cohesive, reflective and defining your particular interest. The work needs to represent evidence of a through investigation into philosophical and/or conceptual issues

Please note; Projects must reflect consistent interaction with tutors in the studio in order to be considered for assessment. All works must be sighted before assessment.

Due date: End of Semester
Semester: 2
Week: 18


Assessment Matrix

Assessment evidenceElementEssential skillsEssential knowledgeCritical aspects of assessment
Visual diary1 Experiment with
printmaking
techniques and media
to inform work
 2 Develop and refine
conceptual vision
thematically
connected prints
 
  - demonstrates a command of advanced techniques and
which are consistent with the conceptual vision
- demonstrates knowledge of materials and tools and
how they are used and extended in printing.
Folio1 Experiment with
printmaking
techniques and media
to inform work
 2 Develop and refine
conceptual vision
thematically
connected prints
- literacy skills sufficient to read product safety labels
- numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities, and cost
- ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different
effects in printmaking 
- ability to integrate or interpret other mediums into print artworks to allow for the evolving
characteristics of contemporary practice
- organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to
printmaking 
- the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in
printmaking
- general knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design and their specific
application to the production of prints
- the historical and theoretical contexts and how these may be used to inform own artistic
practice
- knowledge of contemporary practices
- awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues
- demonstrates a command of advanced techniques and
which are consistent with the conceptual vision
- demonstrates knowledge of materials and tools and
how they are used and extended in printing.
Observation of performance1 Experiment with
printmaking
techniques and media
to inform work
- literacy skills sufficient to read product safety labels
- numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities, and cost
- ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different
effects in printmaking 
- ability to integrate or interpret other mediums into print artworks to allow for the evolving
characteristics of contemporary practice
- organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to
printmaking 
- the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in
printmaking
- work space requirements for printmaking, including ways of organising and maintaining
space
- demonstrates a command of advanced techniques and
which are consistent with the conceptual vision
- demonstrates knowledge of materials and tools and
how they are used and extended in printing
Tutorial1 Experiment with
printmaking
techniques and media
to inform work
 2 Develop and refine
conceptual vision
thematically
connected prints
- literacy skills sufficient to read product safety labels
- numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities, and cost
- ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different
effects in printmaking 
- ability to integrate or interpret other mediums into print artworks to allow for the evolving
characteristics of contemporary practice
- organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to
printmaking 
- the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in
printmaking
- work space requirements for printmaking, including ways of organising and maintaining
space 
- general knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design and their specific
application to the production of prints
- cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools and equipment used in printmaking
- the historical and theoretical contexts and how these may be used to inform own artistic
practice
- knowledge of contemporary practices
- awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues
- environmental issues associated with the tools and materials used in printmaking
- demonstrates a command of advanced techniques and
which are consistent with the conceptual vision
- demonstrates knowledge of materials and tools and
how they are used and extended in printing

Other Information

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1

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