Leader: Leslie Eastman
Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)
Synopsis: This unit introduces students to the practice and theory of Painting as a means of contemporary creative expression. It focuses on raising awareness of and providing the means to achieve an initial level of competence within the Painting discipline, while imparting a sound conceptual and technical basis for continuing study in that discipline. The safe handling of materials and equipment is emphasized as an essential part of all studio practice.
Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1.have explored a wide range of processes that derive from or relate to painting: collage, processed and found images, mixed media, and new and lens based media; 2.have developed and tested new painterly strategies; 3.have considered their work in the context of historical and current visual art practices; 4.have basic skills in the materials and methods appropriate to their chosen expressive outcomes; 5.understand and apply the principles of occupational health and safety practices in the studio.
Assessment: Folio of studio work:100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.
Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, including 4 hours of taught studio and 8 hours of personal study and studio practice.
Prerequisites: Admission to an Art & Design course, or permission
Prohibitions: FNA1201 or FNA1211 or FNA1222 or FNA1301 or FNA1303 or FNA1304