Course Title: Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: VART6250C
Course Title: Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Fiona Hillary
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
In this course you will explore the diverse application of painting to communicate ideas. This will include developing painting skills and confidence with various painting techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVPAI401A Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
1. Develop proficiency with a range of painting techniques and media
1.1 Evaluate the potential for new approaches to painting based on capabilities of techniques already used
2. Develop ideas for paintings
2.1 Articulate creative and other goals for painting work
3. Organise painting resources
.3.1 Assess specific resource requirements for the chosen work
4. Create finished paintings
.4.1 Create paintings, using techniques and media selected from research and experimentation
5. Evaluate own painting work
5.1 Reflect on own work in terms of conceptual development and technical execution
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:
- class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- practical demonstrations
- analysis/critique of relevant reading material
- peer teaching and class presentations
Out of class activities may include:
- group discussion
- online research
- independent project based work
|1||Introduction to unit:|
Powerpoint of previous work made in the program
|2||Brief 1 – Monochromatic painting |
|1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4, 2.1., 2.2. 3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
Brief 1- Monochromatic paintingOH&S
|2.1., 2.2. 3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|4||Brief 1- Monochromatic painting||2.1., 2.2. 3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|5||Brief 1- Monochromatic painting||2.1., 2.2. 3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|6||Brief 1- Monochromatic painting||2.1., 2.2. 3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|7||Stretcher making: Canvas Stretching/Gesso|
Intro Brief 2: the maquette
|1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4, 3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5
|8||Brief 2 – Maquette|
|3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|9||Brief 2 – Maquette painting||3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|10||Brief 2 – Maquette painting||3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|11||Brief 2 – Maquette painting||3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|12||Intro Brief 3- Self Portrait||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4, 3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|13||Brief 3- Self Portrait painting||3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|14||Brief 3- Self Portrait painting||3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|15||Brief 3- Self Portrait painting||3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|16||Folio preparation||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4, 2.1., 2.2. 3.1. , 3.2., 3.3. , 3.4. , 3.5|
|Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources|
Hasting, J., Vitamin P₂ : new perspectives in painting, London : Phaidon, 2011.
Mayer, R. & Smith,E., The artist’s handbook of materials and techniques 3rd ed., rev. and expanded, London : Faber 1973.
Library Subject Guides: Visual Art
You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit public art projects/sites outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.
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
- Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- Completion of visual diary and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
- Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence.
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
1. Assessment title: Brief 1
Due date: S1 W4 - Formative/Summative
2. Assessment title: Brief 2: Maquette
Due date: S1 W 11 - Formative/Summative
3. Assessment title: Brief 3: Self Portrait
Due date: S1 W16 - Formative/Summative
4. VIsual Diary
Due date: S1 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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
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.
Student feedback at RMIT
Student Progress Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress 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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline
Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
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