Course Title: Apply techniques to produce sculpture

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5998C

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce sculpture

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

Teacher: Loretta Quinn
email: loretta.quinn@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 develops the skills and knowledge to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of sculpture.  It 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:

CUVVSP50B Apply techniques to produce sculpture

Element:

Prepare and maintain physical resources for sculptural work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly identify and select tools, equipment and materials required for the production of sculpture.
1.2 Prepare, clean and maintain tools, equipment and materials in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements.
1.3 Organise and maintain work space 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 sculpture

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Safely use techniques for the production of sculpture.
2.2 Use and test nominated techniques to determine the capability of the technique and its application.

Element:

Use and test sculptural techniques

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Draw concept for the proposed sculpture based on own ideas or supplied information.
3.2 Correctly identify the steps and resources required to produce the proposed sculpture.
3.3 Select appropriate tools, equipment and materials for the specific sculpture.
3.4 Calculate correct quantities of materials required and minimise waste where possible.
3.5 Use techniques, tools and materials safely to produce the final sculpture.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this course, you will be able to:
•   Correctly identify and select tools, equipment and materials required for the production of sculpture.
•   Use and test sculptural techniques
•   Produce sculpture
•   Prepare and maintain physical resources for sculptural work
•   Safely use techniques for the production of sculpture. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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 sculptural work
•    Approaches to sculpture 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

There is a range of learning activities including:
•    Participation in practical workshops conducted by a teacher. Workshops also provide the opportunity for student 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

Note that students may undertake more than 3 sculpture projects

Week 1 Orientation
Week 2 Introduction
•    Studio practice
•    OHS
•    Your first brief
•    introduction to the work of a practising sculptor
Weeks 3-5
•    Sculpture project 1: The object (analysing the object and translating deconstructive theory into practice)
•    Group & individual tutorials
•    Demonstrations
•    Theory and knowledge
•    Exhibitions and field work as available
•    Assessment 1: OHS & studio practice
•    Presentation and feedback on project 1
Weeks 5-6    
•    Introduction to sculpture project 2: The Ephemeral
•    External site practice
•    Group & individual tutorials
•    Demonstrations
•    Theory and knowledge
•    Exhibitions and field work as available
•    Assessment 2: OHS & studio practice
•    Presentation & feedback on project 2
Weeks 7-14    
•    Sculpture project 3: Architectural model making (analysing interior and exterior physical and psychological spaces)
•    Group & individual tutorials
•    Demonstrations
•    Theory and knowledge
•    Assessment 3: OHS & studio practice
•    Presentation and feedback on project 3
Week 10  Tutorial and student consultation
Weeks 11-14 Projects continue
Weeks 15-16 Group tutorial: feedback and support before final assessment of folio
Week 17-18 Assessment and moderation


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

As advised during the semester.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge.  Students’ ability to apply techniques to produce sculpture will be assessed by the following:

•    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 sculpture by a group of teachers/assessors.


Assessment Tasks

•    Demonstration of safe and healthy use of equipment, materials and workspaces in workshops and studios
•    Visual journal
•    Folio of sculpture


Assessment Matrix

Assessment evidenceElementEssential skillsEssential knowledgeCritical aspects of assessment
Visual diary Literacy skills•    Different approaches to sculpture and the work of key practitioners
•    Historical & theoretical contexts
 
Projects2. Use and test sculptural techniques
3. Produce sculpture
Literacy skills
Numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and costs
•    Formal elements and principles of design•    Production of sculpture 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 sculptural work
Observation of performance with Q&A using checklists based on performance criteria and essential knowledge – three cycles of observation 1. Prepare and maintain physical resources for sculptural workLiteracy skills•    Physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials tools and equipment used for cultural work
•    Cleaning & maintenance techniques
•    Workspace and equipment requirements
•    Environmental issues associated with materials, tools and equipment
•    RMIT’s and legislative OHS procedures
 

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