• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Peter Alwast
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Competently utilise a range of skills relevant to abstract painting, in response to this Painting Workshop project;
  2. Explore the potential of material/s used in this Painting Workshop project;
  3. Investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes relevant to abstract painting ;
  4. Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to this Painting project.

Indicative Assessment

Body of studio work (80%) [LO 1, 2, 3],

Drawing, research, visual diary (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARTV1501 and ARTV1502 or ARTV1012. Also, you cannot enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2503 or ARTV2003.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3753 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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