Course Title: Refine printmaking techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART6224C

Course Title: Refine printmaking techniques

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts

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

+61 3 9925 4215

deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 75

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 the skills and knowledge required to refine techniques for printmaking work and to develop an individual style in a body of creative work. This occurs through a process of research, refinement and evaluation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRI501A Refine printmaking techniques

Element:

1. Research printmaking ideas and techniques

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Support professional practice by expanding own knowledge of historical and contemporary printmaking practice
1.2 Research ways that other artists have used different printmaking techniques
1.3 Investigate how particular printmaking techniques work to achieve different technical effects
1.4 Evaluate the relationships between printmaking techniques and ideas
1.5 Adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches with consideration of intellectual property requirements

Element:

2. Select printmaking techniques for refinement

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consider the opportunities offered by different printmaking techniques
2.2 Determine limitations and constraints of particular techniques
2.3 Select printmaking techniques for refinement

Element:

4. Evaluate own printmaking technique

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Evaluate development of own technique with others and seek feedback
4.2 Seek and participate in conversations that challenge and explore different concepts and approaches
4.3 Identify ways in which technique may be further developed as part of a professional practice and build ideas into future work

Element:

3. Consolidate printmaking technique to professional level

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Establish and follow safe work practices for selected techniques
3.2 Develop increasing confidence and skill through practice and experimentation
3.3 Proactively identify and resolve technical problems in printmaking projects based on developing expertise
3.4 Challenge and test ideas, and allow new and unpredictable ideas to emerge
3.5 Evolve ideas and other professional skills through ongoing experimentation with technique
3.6 Develop own ways of working with techniques to create individual style
3.7 Create a coherent body of printmaking work that shows command of selected printmaking techniques


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In class activities may include:
•practical demonstrations
•workshops
•independent project based work
•teacher directed group activities/projects
•studio practice
•tutorials

Out of class activities may include:
•practical exercises
•reading articles and excerpts
•preparing for discussion
•project work
•independent research
•online research

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and gallery visits as suggested by your teacher.


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentLearning elements
1Semester Two Health and Safety induction, Conventions and Terminology. Overview of
semester delivery. Registration sheet preparation.
 
2Project 1 Reduction Linoleum cut.1.1, 1.2,
3Project 1 Reduction Linoleum cut.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
4 - 6Project 1 Reduction Linoleum cut2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7   4.1, 4.2, 4.3
 7 Project 1 Reduction Linoleum cut 2.1, 1.4, 1.3,
 8Project 2 Monoprint and stencil  - introduction with examples of resolved prints. Intro stencil techniques 2.1, 2.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
 9 Project 2 Monoprint and stencil - monoprinting techniques 2.1, 2.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
 10 Project 2 Monoprint and stencil - monoprinting techniques 2.1, 2.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
 11 & 12 Project 2 Monoprint and stencil2.2, 2.1,  2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6, 3.7, 4.3
 13 Project 3 Woodcut printing 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

 14 & 15

 

16

 Project 3 Woodcut printing

 

General studio & Folio preparation

 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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 A set of linoleum tools Speedball is a great brand or a 6 or 12 wooden handle linoleum cutting tool set. It is not recommended you purchase a cheaper brand. It is recommended these tools are purchased from either of the following as they give student discounts and offer the best price and quality. Melbourne Etching Supplies: 33A St David’s Street Fitzroy 3065 p. 9419 5666
Neil Wallace: 44 – 46 Greaves Street Fitzroy 3065 p 9419 5949
Ansell Sol- Vex Nitrile gloves
Safety glasses
Apron
Sturdy covered shoes.


References


Other Resources

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.

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.

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 ..

Please note: You are required to supply your own personal protective equipment, i.e. apron, solvent resistant gloves (Nitrile), safety glasses & 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

Assessment is on-going throughout the course.

Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Participation and practical demonstration of class based activities
  • Practical demonstration to be able to select and apply appropriate techniques and media to complete a body of work
  • The ability to demonstrate conceptual development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Completion of an art journal and portfolio including personal reflection, research and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence.

Assessment is based on your ability to undertake the following:

  • Evolve and refine printmaking technique through a demonstrated process of experimentation
  • Develop individual style in own work
  • Produce a coherent body of professional artwork that includes the use of well-developed printmaking technique
  • Research printmaking technique in the broader context of other artwork and artists
  • Use safe and sustainable work practices.

Assessment will be via folio submission at the end of the semester.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.


Project 1 – Visual text – Reduction linocut
Outcome:
•A minimum of 3 preparatory drawings
• Completion of one resolved image editioned at a minimum of 5 prints, using four colours
•Journal with conceptual, visual & technical research.
•OH & S Workbook
Due date: End of Semester 2
Week: 18

Project 2 -  Monoprinting / stencils / texture
Outcome:
•A minimum of 3 preparatory drawings and/ or collages
• Completion of a series of 5 resolved unique state prints – they can be related in theme or size or be
very different from each other. Minimum of 10 experimental works that back up the resolved prints and demonstrates an engagement with all processes introduced in class.
•Journal with conceptual, visual & technical research.
•OH & S Workbook
Due date: End of Semester 2
Week: 18

Project 3 - Woodcut
Outcome:
•A minimum of 3 preparatory drawings
• Completion of one resolved image editioned at a minimum of 5 prints.
•Journal with conceptual, visual & technical research.
•OH & S Workbook
Due date: End of Semester 2
Week: 18

For all projects: Students will be required to document in their Journals;
techniques with visual exploration and experimentation.
Conceptual development
Preparatory drawings

Complete your OH&S workbook including OH&S compliance documentation;
process specific procedures,
use of materials and equipment.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.

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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