Course Title: Refine painting techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART6231C

Course Title: Refine painting 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:visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Hillary

fiona.hillary@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 55

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 painting technique 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:

CUVPAI501A Refine painting techniques

Element:

1. Research painting ideas and techniques

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Select painting techniques for refinement

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consider the opportunities offered by different painting techniques for own art practice
2.2 Determine limitations and constraints of particular techniques in terms of desired outcomes
2.3 Select painting techniques for refinement

Element:

3. Consolidate painting 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 painting 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 painting work that shows command of selected painting techniques

Element:

4. Evaluate own painting technique

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Discuss the 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 Reflect on the particular ways that experimentation with different techniques has informed own artwork
4.4 Identify ways in which technique may be further developed as part of a professional practice and build ideas into future work


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, workshop or classroom 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:
•class exercises to review discussions/lectures
•practical demonstrations
•Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
•analysis/critique of relevant reading material
•seminar presentations
•guest lecture
•peer teaching and class presentations
•workshops
•tutorials

Out of class activities may include:
•group discussion
•online research
•independent project based work
•teacher directed group activities/projects
•site visits (observations)
•studio practice
•excursions


Teaching Schedule

WeekCourse ContentElements
1Introduction to unit:
•Learning outcomes
•Assessment criteria
•Course requirements
•Studio cleanup process
•Presentation on artists
•OH&S for studio practice.

1.1, 1.2, 1.3,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3

 

2Project Brief 1: Abstraction
Outline requirements
Create work in response to brief
Present outcome

1.1, 1.2,1.3, 1.4, 1.5

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4

 

3Project Brief 1: Abstraction
Working through on exploring abstraction techniques
Research abstraction artists
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
4Project Brief 1: Abstraction
Present and critique finished work
 
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
5Project Brief 2: Red Abstraction
•Outline requirements
•Create work in response to brief
 

1.1, 1.2,1.3, 1.4, 1.5

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4

6Project Brief 2: Red Abstraction
Working through on exploring abstraction techniques
Research abstraction artists
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
7Project Brief 2: Red Abstraction
Present and critique finished work
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
8Project Brief 3: Individual Project based on five project options
Outline requirements
Create work in response to brief based on concept development and experimentation

1.1, 1.2,1.3, 1.4, 1.5

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4

9Project Brief 3: Part 1
Research contemporary Australian Artist

 
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
10

Project Brief 3: Part 1

Present and critique finished work

 

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
11Project Brief 3: Part 2

 
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
12Project Brief 3: Part 2

 

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
13

Project Brief 3: Part 2

Present and critique finished work

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
14Project Brief 3: Part 3

 

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
15Project Brief 3: Part 3

 

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4
16Project Brief 3: Part 3

Present and critique finished work

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,4.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Mayer R & Smith E The artist’s handbook of materials and techniques
3rd ed., rev. and expanded, London : Faber 1973

Hasting J Vitamin P₂ : new perspectives in painting, London : Phaidon
2011


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:

  • Practical tasks, a series of major projects
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Completion of a visual diary and portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence.

Assessment is based on your ability to undertake the following:

  • Evolve and refine painting 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 painting technique
  • Research painting technique in the broader context of other artwork and artists
  • Yse safe and sustainable work practices.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. 


Assessment Tasks

Semester 2:
1. Assessment title: Brief 1: Abstraction
Due date: S2 W4 - Formative/Summative
2. Assessment title: Brief 2: Red Abstraction
Due date: S2 W 7 - Formative/Summative

3. Assessment title: Brief 3: Part1-3
Due date: S2 W16 - Formative/Summative

4. Visual Diary
Due date: S2 W16 -Formative/Summative


Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment.
CHD - Competent with high distinction
CDI - Competent with distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did not submit for assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

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