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AAD71102 - Painting Essentials (2018)

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Lismore Session 1, 3 Session 1, 3

Unit aim

Promoting an open approach to conceptual and material processes through interdisciplinary methods, material and fabrication procedures, this unit will address the introduction to Painting processes. Continuing in the sequence of studio foundation subjects, this unit will introduce students to a range of leading contemporary art practices and methodologies associated with Painting. Other projects are introduced based on theories of contemporary art practices, collaborative practices and individual modes of research focused outcomes.

Unit content

  • Understanding the principles of painting
  • Surface, form and material
  • Studio painting and non-studio approaches to painting
  • Contemporary methods of traditional painting practices
  • Representation and non-representational painting 
  • Critique and evaluation
  • Research and artistic development
  • Conceptual issues connected to painting and its history

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 initiate, develop and express conceptual and material solutions to projects set across a range of painting media
2 demonstrate understanding of a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an appreciation of various painting mediums, their properties and uses, and be able to work with materials and techniques in an experimental and sustainable manner
3 apply interdisciplinary approaches within the painting field at both individual and collaborative levels
4 demonstrate understanding of the synthesis between observation, analysis, experimentation and critique within fine art production
5 contextualise their work and its theoretical and material rationale within the field of contemporary painting practice
6 demonstrate understanding and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the studio discipline.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. initiate, develop and express conceptual and material solutions to projects set across a range of painting media
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. demonstrate understanding of a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an appreciation of various painting mediums, their properties and uses, and be able to work with materials and techniques in an experimental and sustainable manner
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. apply interdisciplinary approaches within the painting field at both individual and collaborative levels
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate understanding of the synthesis between observation, analysis, experimentation and critique within fine art production
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. contextualise their work and its theoretical and material rationale within the field of contemporary painting practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  6. demonstrate understanding and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the studio discipline.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore (intensive)

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 6 hours x 3 days (2 weeks)
Assessment
Creative work 40%
Creative work 60%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Assessment
Creative work 40%
Creative work 60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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