Course Title: Refine painting techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Jennifer Mills jennifer.mills@rmit.edu.au

Kathleen McCann kathleen.mccann@rmit.edu.au

Saffron Newey saffron.newey@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 h2ow 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 ContentAssessment tasks/ Due dates
Visual Diary Tasks
Elements
1Introduction to unit:
• Learning outcomes
• Assessment criteria
• Course requirements
• Studio cleanup process
• Presentation on artists
• OH&S for studio practice.
 Research three contemporary abstract artists. Provide details of their practice and three images of their works. Outline why you selected to focus on these artists and the strengths you see in their work.1-2
2Project Brief 1: Simple Abstraction
Outline requirements
Create work in response to brief
Present outcome
 1-4
3Project Brief 1: Simple Abstraction
Working through on exploring abstraction techniques
Research abstraction artists
 Research the importance of Material Data Sheets . What do they tell you about a material? Whay are they important? Where should you keep them?2-4
4Project Brief 1: Abstraction
Present and critique finished work
 Present and critique finished work2-4
5Project Brief 2: Red Abstraction
• Outline requirements
• Create work in response to brief
 Research two abstract artists who use a monochromatic palette. Include images in your visual diary, identify whether you feel the work is successful.1-4
6Project Brief 2: Red Abstraction
Working through on exploring abstraction techniques
Research abstraction artists
 2-4
7Project Brief 2: Red Abstraction
Present and critique finished work
 Present and critique finished work2-4
8Project Brief 3: Individual Project based on five project options
Outline requirements
Create work in response to brief based on concept development and experimentation
 Write a paragraph outlining how you intend to approach each of your projects.Identify artists whose work interests and inspires you in relation to the project . Show examples of their work.1-4
9Project Brief 3: Part 1
Research contemporary Australian Artist
 
 2-4
10Project Brief 3: Part 1

Present and critique finished work

 

 2-4
11Project Brief 3: Part 2 2-4
12Project Brief 3: Part 2 2-4
13Project Brief 3: Part 2

Present and critique finished work

 Present and critique finished work2-4
14Project Brief 3: Part 3 2-4
15Project Brief 3: Part 3 2-4
16Project Brief 3: Part 3

Present and critique finished work

 Present and critique finished work2-4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Mayer,R,Sheehan, S: The Artists Handbook of Materials and Techniques, 5th ed. 1991, Faber & Faber. Dashkin, M> Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, 2011 Phaidon.


Other Resources

Library subject guides:Painting

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:

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

 

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
Use safe and sustainable work practices.


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

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

Please contact the course coordinator for assessment matrix information.

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.

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