Course Title: Realise thematically connected prints

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: VART5997

Course Title: Realise 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
deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au
ph; 9925 4215


 

Nominal Hours: 150

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

In this course you will gain a strong understanding of how to produce and present a thematically connected prints.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU031 Realise thematically connected prints

Element:

1. Prepare project work plan

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify components required to produce the concept design
1.2 Develop project timeline
1.3 Identify project planning constraints that may impact on meeting timeline
1.4 Identify potential sources of supply of resources
1.5 Cost project
1.6 Monitor and document project work flow consistent with the concept for the brief and with work plan

Element:

2. Determine, organise and maintain resources for a thematically connected prints

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess specific resource requirements which arise from the use of techniques and experimental approaches
2.2 Organise and maintain workspace and resource requirements in accordance with safety and other workplace requirements
2.3 Research and evaluate costs and potential sources of supply of print resources and other constraints which may impact on work

Element:

3. Realise thematically connected prints

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Realise the prints using techniques and media selected from research and experimentation to meet conceptual vision
3.2 Evaluate and respond to the potential for changes in the use of techniques and experimentation to meet the conceptual vision
3.3 Use safe working practices throughout the production of the prints

Element:

4. Present/exhibit prints

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine specific requirements for display/presentation of prints
4.2 Consider issues of presentation and take action accordingly
4.3 Prepare prints for display/presentation

Element:

5. Evaluate own work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Seek and apply constructive criticism from others to improve own work
5.2 Evaluate own work against planned strategy for own artistic practice
5.3 Evaluate own work in the context of work by others in order to extend own practice
5.4 Adjust work processes and practice as necessary to improve technical and conceptual outcomes


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

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.

In addition you will:

  • extend on your command of advanced techniques which is consistent with realising thematically connected prints.
  • extend your knowledge of tools & how they are used in printmaking.
  • extend on your research skills in order to realise their body of work
  • present and exhibit prints.
  • evaluate their own work.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will continue to explore the possibilities of Printmaking through workshops that will cover the following and extend on VART 5996-

mulitiple plate printing

hard & soft grounds

Touche

oil paint

lithographic crayons

extending aquatint

collograph

relief printing

masking

monoprinting

stencilling


Teaching Schedule

Week 1

Orientation

Week 2

Project outline - Object as Reference

General unit outline, OH&S , Aquatint demonstration, etching bath use.

Week 3 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference

Plate preparation, hard & soft grounds, etching bath use.

Process plate, extension of aquatint using burnishers and scrapers

Week 4 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference

Plate process, touche, oil paint, litho crayons, aquatint demonstration, etching bath use.

Week 5 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference

Print registration for muliti plate printing, Plate process, touche, oil paint, litho crayons


Week 6 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference

Print registration, press training refresher

Week 7 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference

press training refresher

Tutorials

Week 8 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference

Tutorials

Week 9 ongoing Project 2Object as Reference

Extending the print, collograph techniques

Week 10 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference
Extending the print, monoprinting & collograph techniques

Introduction to Detail project 

Week 11 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference
Extending the print, monoprinting technique

Week 12 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference
Extending the print, stencilling techniques

Week 13 ongoing Project 2Object as Reference
Studio access and individual tutorials

Week 14 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference
Studio access and individual tutorials

Week 15 ongoing Project 2 Object as Reference

Studio access and individual tutorials

P/T Project 3 Detail; continues to week 6 of 2nd semester

Week 16  Project 2 Object as Reference

Folio preparation

Week 17 Project 2 Object as Reference

Folio Assessment

Please note that the weekly program 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

Printmaking supplies are available from the following:

• Melbourne Etching Supplies: 33A St David’s Street Fitzroy 3065 p. 9419 5666
• Neil Wallace: 44 – 46 Greaves Street Fitzroy 3065 p 9419 5949
• Magnani Papers: 40 Buckley Street, Footscray, VIC 3011. p: (03) 9689 5660 f: (03) 9689 5640 ..

Materials required:
•    masking tape
•    Stanley knife
•    Apron
•    Black permanent marker pen
•    Rag Paper for editioning
•    notebook
•    Paint brushes
•    Safety glasses
•    Nitrile gloves

Please note: Students are required to supply their own personal protective equipment, i.e. apron, safety glasses, 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.

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.


References

 You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment
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
All students have access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources, with the State Library being on RMIT’s doorstep.


Other Resources

‘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.
Ross and Romano   The Complete printmaker New York, Free Press 1972
Westley, Anne. Relief printing London, Atc Black 2000   
York, Emily. Magical secrets about aquatint : spit bite, sugar lift & other etched tones step-by-step San Francisco : Crown Point Press, c2008   
Brooks, Catherine. Magical secrets about line etching & engraving : the step-by-step art of incised lines San Francisco : Crown Point Press, c2007   
D’arcy Hughes, Ann &  Vernon-Morris, Hebe The printmaking bible : the complete guide to materials and techniques San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2008   
Leaf, Ruth Etching, engraving, and other intaglio printmaking techniques  New York : Dover, 1984, c1976   
Noyce, Richard. Printmaking at the edge. London : A. & C. Black, 2006   
Watrous Madison, James. American printmaking: a century of American printmaking, 1880-1980 , Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1984
http://www.brodskycenter.org/_pages/ARTISTS/smith2.html
www.crownpoint.com/
http://www.printeresting.org/
http://www.worldprintmakers.com/
http://tandempress.wisc.edu/artists.html
Imprint Magazine, Print Council of Australia

Cabinet Magazine, held at RMIT Library, Swanston street

Lambert, S. Print: Art & Technique, V & A Publications, London, 2001

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

Petardi, A. Printmaking, London, 1959

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

Whale, G. Digital Printmaking,A & C Black,  London, 2002

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

Ross & Romano. The Complete Printmaker, Free Press, New York, 1972

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

Crown Point Press, Magical Secrets, A Printmaking Community

http://www.magical-secrets.com/

http://www.australianprints.gov.au

http://www.crownpoint.com

http://www.mala.bc.ca/~soules/CMC290/imagetxt.htm


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge and skills and might include:

  • Direct observation of printmaking in progress, including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding and candidate’s intentions and work outcome
  • Third-party reports from experienced practitioners.
  • Completion of an art journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback from relevant others.
  • Produce a project work plan
  • Production of prints that are thematically connected and which demonstrate a highly developed command of the selected techniques
  • In depth knowledge of techniques, materials and tools and the ways they may be adapted & extended in printmaking

Assessment evidence will be via

  • Visual Diary
  • Folio
  • Observation of Performance
  • Presentation of work.


Assessment Tasks

The ability to realise thematically connected prints which

-demonstrates a command of selected advanced techniques and which are consistent with the conceptual vision

- demonstrates advanced knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used and extended in printmaking.

This will be realised through

Visual Diary

Folio

Observation of performance

Tutorial


Assessment Matrix

Assessment evidenceElementEssential skillsEssential knowledgeCritical aspects of assessment
Visual Diary

1.Prepare project work plan 

2.Determine, organise & maintain resources for a thematically connected prints

 -literacy skills sufficient to read product safety labels & to research and interpret information & materials about the work of other printmakers

-numeracy skills sufficient to calculate & evaluate quantities & 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
-awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual propert issues

-environmental issues associated with tools and materials used in printmaking

-the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in printmaking

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

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

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

 -knowledge of contemporay practices

-awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual propert iss

 The ability to realise thematically connected prints which:

-demonstrate command of selected advanced techniques and which are consistent with conceptual vision

-demonstrates advanced knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used and extended in printmaking
Folio 3. Realise thematically connected prints -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
-awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual propert issues

-environmental issues associated with tools and materials used in printmaking
 -the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in printmaking


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

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

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

-knowledge of contemporay practices

 The ability to realise thematically connected prints which:

-demonstrate command of selected advanced techniques and which are consistent with conceptual vision

-demonstrates advanced knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used and extended in printmaking
Observation of performance 2.Determine, organise & maintain resources for a thematically connected prints

 -literacy skills sufficient to read product safety labels & to research and interpret information & materials about the work of other printmakers

-numeracy skills sufficient to calculate & evaluate quantities & cost

-knowledge of contemporay practices

-cleaning & maintenance techniques for tools andequipment used in printmaking

-awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual propert issues

-environmental issues associated with tools and materials used in printmaking

The ability to realise thematically connected prints which:

-demonstrate command of selected advanced techniques and which are consistent with conceptual vision

-demonstrates advanced knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used and extended in printmaking

Other eg. essay, presentation,

4. Present / exhibit prints

5. Evaluate own work

-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

-knowledge of contemporay practices

-awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual propert issues

-the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in printmaking

 

Other Information

Printmaking supplies are available at the following:

Melbourne Etching Supplies, St David St, Fitzroy 3065

Neil Wallace, Greaves Street, Fitzroy 3065

Magnani Papers, Footscray

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