Course Title: Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: VART6369C

Course Title: Investigate printmaking materials and processes

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5348 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Joel Rainford

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email: svdsc.mac@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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 explore the diverse application of printmaking to communicate ideas. This will include developing printmaking skills and confidence to proactively experiment with various printmaking techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Element:

1. Research printmaking materials and processes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research ways that other artists have used different printmaking materials and processes to achieve different effects and identify intellectual property requirements

1.2 Research physical properties and capabilities of a range of printmaking materials

1.3 Investigate how different materials and printmaking techniques best combine to achieve different technical effects

1.4 Investigate safety issues associated with different materials and processes

1.5 Collate and store safety and technical data to meet safety requirements for use

1.6 Determine cost and supply issues for different materials

Element:

2. Select printmaking materials and processes for exploration

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Seek and participate in professional discussions about characteristics and opportunities of particular printmaking materials and processes

2.2 Evaluate creative and professional opportunities offered by different printmaking materials and processes for own approach to work

2.3 Identify and assess limitations and constraints of particular materials and processes

2.4 Select a particular range of materials and processes that suit own practice

Element:

3. Integrate printmaking materials and processes into own work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Explore own new and different ways of working with materials and processes to achieve new effects and desired outcomes

3.2 Challenge and stretch the capabilities and uses of different materials and processes through experimentation on samples, practice pieces or a work in progress

3.3 Proactively identify and resolve technical problems with material use

3.4 Develop own ways of working with materials and processes to create individual style

3.5 Develop a coherent body of printmaking work that shows command of selected printmaking materials

3.6 Use safe work practices for handling materials and disposal of waste

Element:

4. Manage printmaking materials

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Establish supply of printmaking materials which meets price, quality and delivery expectations

4.2 Develop ways of working with materials that minimise waste

4.3 Maintain quality and maximise shelf-life of printmaking materials through appropriate handling and storage


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 consist of:


• in class activities
• out-of-class activities
• peer teaching and class presentations
• online research
• group discussion
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

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.

 

Week 1 

Course information and requirements. Discuss handouts.

Introduction to the actual studio space.

Presentation of previous year outcomes of student work for all projects delivered over the semester. Monochromatic lino prints, intaglio prints, and colour linocuts

Presentation of a printmaking exchange curated and created by artists in the Industry. This shows a range of process that can be created through Printmaking.

Discuss drawings students need to complete/begin for next class including how to research. 

Linoleum cut - Pattern
 
Week 2Health and Safety induction, Introduction to Conventions and Terminology. Overview of semester delivery.

Look at student work on an individual basis

Discuss their research, how to resolve drawings and the best outcome from their drawing that would translate successfully to a linocut

Prepare lino block

How to transfer image to block

Cutting techniques and possible variety of mark making

Using a bench block and OH&S issues applicable to the task.
Week 3 Assessment 1 Monochromatic Linoleum cut – Pattern

Cuttings – students working on their block. How to use a hot plate to warm block. Repeat OH&S

issues applicable to the task.
Week 4 Assessment 1 Monochromatic Linoleum cut – Pattern

How to set up a press for relief printing

Demonstration on one press. Group of student set the two other presses.

How to tear paper for printing.

How to create a registration sheet. All students tear their own paper and make their own registration sheet.

How to prepare ink, correct way to get out of tin and use of roller. Demonstration of applying ink to block and putting through the press

 Students proof their lino blocks and practice applying ink correctly taking into account too little or too much ink.
Week 5Assessment 1 Monochromatic Linoleum cut – Pattern

How to set up a press for relief printing

Demonstration on one press. Group of student set the two other presses.

How to tear paper for printing.

How to create a registration sheet. All students tear their own paper and make their own registration sheet.

How to prepare ink, correct way to get out of tin and use of roller. Demonstration of applying ink to block and putting through the press

 Students proof their lino blocks and practice applying ink correctly taking into account too little or too much ink.
Week 6 Assessment 1 Monochromatic Linoleum cut – Pattern

How to set up a press for relief printing

Demonstration on one press. Group of student set the two other presses.

How to tear paper for printing.

How to create a registration sheet. All students tear their own paper and make their own registration sheet.

How to prepare ink, correct way to get out of tin and use of roller. Demonstration of applying ink to block and putting through the press

 Students proof their lino blocks and practice applying ink correctly taking into account too little or too much ink.
Week 7 Assessment 1 Monochromatic Linoleum cut – Pattern

Editioning their block. Creating 5 identical prints.

Introduction to Project 2 Still life – intaglio. Present examples of previous student work. Discuss artists to look and working drawing to bring to next class.

Week 8 Assessment 2 Introduction to intaglio Still lifeDemonstrate how to file a copper plate and prepare the plate for ground application. Discuss with students individually their research and drawings and the best possible outcome for the project
Week 9 Assessment 2 Introduction to intaglio Still life 
Week 10Assessment 2 Introduction to intaglio Still life

Demo on transferring image to block, direct, use red oxide transfer paper.

Demo how to use etching needles and drawing image into the ground
Week 11 Assessment 2 Introduction to intaglio Still life

How to etch a plate using corrosive. Demonstrate OH&S issues applicable to the task. The correct PPE to use.

Students etch their pales.

Demonstrate removal of ground & how to prepare the plate for proofing  - scrape and burnish edges

Week 12Assessment 2 Introduction to intaglio Still life

Setting press for intaglio, how to ink up and print plate. Discuss how to create tone via aquatint. Applying aquatint to plates

Week 13 Assessment 2 Introduction to intaglio Still lifeDemo How to etch aquatint including times, blocking out. Students to complete
Week 14 Assessment 2 Introduction to intaglio Still life

Registration & Edition intaglio print

Students to complete
Week 15 Assessment 3 Colour Linoleum PrintingCut lino block, how to make individual registration sheets for each unique outcome. Demo how to print ‘wet on wet’ colour lino. Student to complete the above task
Week 16Assessment 3 Colour Linoleum PrintingStudents complete printing unique state colour lino cuts


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include three projects. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.


Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard expected in the workplace.

To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for full assessment criteria

Assessment Task 1: Monochromatic Lino

The purpose of this assessment is for the student to develop skills and knowledge of printmaking processes and techniques related to linocuts.To be deemed competent the student must complete an edition of 5 monochromatic linocuts, a visual research journal and a technical reference book.

Due Week 6

 

Assessment 2 - Intaglio Print

 

The purpose of this assessment is for the student to develop skills and knowledge of printmaking processes and techniques related to linocuts.To be deemed competent the student must complete an edition of 5 monochromatic linocuts, a visual research journal and a technical reference book.

 

Due Week 14

Assessment 3 - Unique State Print

The purpose of this assessment is for the student to develop skills and knowledge of printmaking processes and techniques related to unique state colour lino prints. To be deemed competent the student must complete a series of 8 unique state colour lino prints,  a  visual research journal and participate in a peer review.

Due Week 16

 

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
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 matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters

 

Attendance:

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

 

Information about your studies:

You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.

 https://www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

Assessment:

Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time):

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment

 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/academic-integrity

 

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.  

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer or RPL for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

 

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