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Hobart, Launceston


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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Painting 1
Unit code FSP111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Neil Haddon

Teaching staff

Dr. Yvette Watt + sessional staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge and skills to manipulate tools, materials and techniques in a range of paint media.
  2. Respond to, and interpret a brief, to produce finished work.
  3. Use writing and documentation to explore, develop and contextualise your engagement with paint media.
  4. Apply WHS practices relevant to painting techniques, materials, equipment and workspaces.




Teaching Pattern

Studio session (weekly/2 hours)
Workshop (weekly/1 hour)


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%)

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