Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
This unit investigates the technical foundations of painting, considering the role of painting as a historically rich artform in relation to other artforms and as a contemporary medium of art practice. The unit provides students with an in-depth introduction to skills in a variety of painting processes with a particular emphasis on supports, grounds, pigments, colour, mediums, and a consideration of their works in the context of contemporary visual art. Occuptional safety in the Painting Studios will also be addressed.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Assessment is 100% by folio at mid-semester and end of semester. The folio will be comprised of works produced during the duration of the unit, and may also include student's works made independently of the unit, and a journal which will document on-going progress and research over the semester.
Mid Semester Assessment (conducted in week 6) is weighted at no less than 20% of the final mark.
Final Assessment (conducted in Week 14) is weighted at no less than 80% of the final mark.
12 hours comprising 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week or equivalent.
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Admission to Monash University course, or with permission from Unit Coordinator