Leader: Marian Hosking
Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)
Synopsis: Metals & Jewellery 3A unit provides a rigorous program to broaden students' awareness of concepts and techniques across a range of approaches, encouraging them to seek appropriate solutions. Continued research and investigation of materials and processes fosters the acquisition of technical language, and influences appropriate choices to realize concepts within the context of a developing personal visual language. Set projects still occur but the emphasis is on self-motivated approaches. Teaching methods therefore tend to concentrate on individual tuition and group critique. Emphasis is placed on students' continued capacity to critically assess their own work as well as that of their peers.
Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1.develop a questioning awareness of practical aesthetic and technical systems or theories and the skills related to them; 2.possess considerable manipulative skills in their chosen area of self expression; 3.have enhanced perceptual skills and critical sensibility necessary for the development of a personal visual language; 4.develop their own conceptual and expressive strengths in relation to historical and current visual art practices; 5.be familiar with current issues in Metals and Jewellery and recognise the potential to produce works within the framework of contemporary culture; 6.be able to apply the elements and principles of design to a broad range of studio situations and objectively analyse and synthesise design options within a Metals and Jewellery context; 7.demonstrate effective communication skills and be able to share their work through well-researched class papers and competent critiques of the work of oneself and of other artists; 8.understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the Metals and Jewellery studio, and be able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment.
Assessment: Folio of studio work: 100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.
Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio, and eight hours of personal study and studio practice.