This course introduces the basic principles for the development of abstract paintings, considering a variety of historical and contemporary examples. This includes abstraction developed out of organic sources, geometric principles, optical effects, materiality and matter painting, and post-modern hybrid forms. These exercises expand the student’s range of paint-handling skills, their knowledge of acrylic, oil and other media and understanding of how formal and material qualities contribute to the generation of meaning and affect. Studio work is informed by lectures, seminars & discussion. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Competently utilise a range of skills relevant to abstract painting, in response to this Painting Workshop project;
- Explore the potential of material/s used in this Painting Workshop project;
- Investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes relevant to abstract painting ;
- Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to this Painting project.
Indicative AssessmentBody of studio work (80%) [LO 1, 2, 3],
Drawing, research, visual diary (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
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Workload4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3081||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|