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Painting is still a dominant paradigm within contemporary art practice and has a long and varied tradition within the visual arts. By undertaking this unit you will gain an introductory understanding of painting and its place within contemporary visual culture as well as within the canon of twentieth and twenty-first century art practice. You will be encouraged to explore the possibilities of paint media in order to become familiar with the painting process as a creative strategy.
Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced to traditional techniques and new approaches to contemporary painting practice.
Projects encompass directed learning, collaboration and cross-media engagement and are choreographed and critiqued so as to reflect the breadth of contemporary practice. Students will be encouraged to consider connections to other Studio units.
Study of this unit will involve undertaking exercises and tasks that will cover basic skills and techniques, and introduce you to experimenting, critiquing and conceptualising media, forms and methods. You will also learn how to source information and materials in addition to applying safe work practices.
|Unit name||Painting 1|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr. Yvette Watt + sessional staff
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
- Apply knowledge and skills to manipulate tools, materials and techniques in a range of paint media.
- Respond to, and interpret a brief, to produce finished work.
- Use writing and documentation to explore, develop and contextualise your engagement with paint media.
- Apply WHS practices relevant to painting techniques, materials, equipment and workspaces.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Studio session (weekly/2 hours)
Task 1: Presentation (10%)
Task 2: Critique (30%)
Task 3: Artist statement, 300 words (10%)
Task 4: Folio of works addressing a brief (30%)
Task 5: Journal (20%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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