- Class Number 2713
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Jennifer Robertson
- Dr Daniel Stewart-Moore
- Dr Deirdre Feeney
- Jennifer Robertson
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
This course provides a foundation for future specialised work relevant to visual arts disciplines. Weekly projects are designed to introduce students to a range of skills and conceptual issues relating to image and object making. The application of two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation and issues such as the dynamics of colour, design, composition and pictorial space will be explored.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain basic processes with the understanding of material properties relevant to the visual arts.
- Apply a range of introductory technical skills relevant to visual arts and the discussed topics.
- Demonstrate creative exploration of materials and processes expressed in 2D and 3D form.
- Demonstrate observation and analytical skills in areas such as 2D and 3D form, design, colour and composition.
In this course we will encourage you to advance your creative thinking and problem solving abilities and guide the development of your visual, conceptual and technical skills, building visual literacy with a range of techniques, materials and processes to achieve a mixed 2D and 3D portfolio at the conclusion of semester. Best practice international and national artists are examined in context of class activity, demonstration, supervision and critique.
Field Trip to ANU Sculpture Park in week 1 to discuss and document artworks in 'Context and Composition'.
Field trip to ANU International Sculpture Park in week 4, to explore key words 'Sublime and Space' from the conceptual perspective of Land Art, using only natural materials to develop ephemeral artworks on site. Both activities weather permitting, class may be swapped accordingly.
Additional Course Costs
There is a 1st, 2nd year Foundation Studies Optional Workshop Fee Sem 1 $90
Examination Material or equipment
Only the materials used during the course are required
Required Resources and Incidental Fees – ANU School of Art
Student contribution amounts under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and tuition fees support the course described in the Course Outline and include tuition, teaching materials and student access to the workshops for the stated course hours.
Students are requested to refer to the School of Art website for information: http://soa.anu.edu.au/required-resources-and-incidental-fees.
A3, A4 Visual Diary (minimum size)
Students are given feedback as part of critique and review sessions at the end of every teaching day. In review week - week 6 - every student will present their progress at a formative, documented review. Each group has also a dedicated online forum on Wattle, allowing for a group-wide exchange between lecturer/tutor and students.
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Context & Composition||Document sculptures on ANU Sculpture trail. Individual 2D or 3D artwork, in response to Context & Composition experience. Participate in critique session. Independent study - observation/still life pen drawings at different times of day and night. Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 2. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|2||Structure & Shape||Document experiments and construct 3D life scale model skull/head form from observation using flat materials, conceptually underpinned by key words Structure and Shape. Participate in critique session. Independent study - observation drawings of architectural structures and spaces on ANU campus, and/or William Cheselden's skeleton drawings. Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 3. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|3||Identity & Edge||Developed experimentation with simple stencil printing and other techniques, conceptually underpinned by key words Identity and Edge. Participation in critique session. Independent study - refined series of small scale used stencil/mixed media collages in visual diary. Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 4. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|4||Sublime & Space||Document ideas and make responsive Land Artwork using natural materials, conceptually underpinned by key words Sublime and Space. Class critique on site. Independent study - ephemeral charcoal drawings for land art sculptures or proposals. Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 5. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|5||Memory & Line||Document experiments with wire and line, develop and refine to 3D wire work/s, conceptually underpinned by key words Memory and Line. Participation in class critique. Independent study - Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 7. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|6||Review Week||Review of all class activity work, visual diary, participation weeks 1-5. Verbal feedback, notes, alignment with assessment rubrics and learning outcomes, reflection and planning.|
|7||Colour & Metaphor||Colour Intensive - Demonstrate colour theory wheel, tonal column with colour tonal placement, secondary, tertiary mixing and application, expression of colour in individual artwork. Participation in class critique. Independent study - collection of shades of one colour, colour tonal placement, individual artwork completion. Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 8. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|8||Mirror & Perspective||Experiment and document by drawing and photography, mirrored reflections in different arrangements. Observational perspective drawing/painting of image/object and reflections. Independent study - observational reflection pencil drawings. Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 9. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|9||Body & Volume||Build bodily transect 3D casts using soft plastic, tape, refine into developed artwork. Drawings of internal volumes. Independent study - volumetric drawings of internal spaces. Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 10. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|10||Character & Tone||Develop clay bust portraits, conceptually underpinned by key words Character and Tone. Document by charcoal drawing and photography. Independent study - pencil drawing portraits of people from everyday life. Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 11. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|11||Void & Proportion||Drawings, documented aesthetic/technical experiments, refined wire artwork, conceptually underpinned by key words Void and Proportion. Prepare and reflect, artist contextual Wattle post, read and view slideshow for week 12. Independent study - prepare for assessment. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|12||Language & Mapping||NB: Assessment due during the examination period Document responsive ideas, experiments. Develop, make refined artwork from list, conceptually underpinned by key words Language and Mapping. Independent study - prepare for assessment. Class activity assessment weighting 70% Independent study assessment weighting 20% Participation assessment weighting 10%|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Portfolio of studio work||70 %||06/06/2019||04/07/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Journal/documentation||20 %||06/06/2019||04/07/2019||1, 3, 4|
|Participation||10 %||06/06/2019||04/07/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Participation will be further assessed through attendance, weekly participation in class critiques, WHS safe appropriate work practice and the group Wattle online forum.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Portfolio of studio work
Presentation at assessment time of all two- and three-dimensional works created in class and all documentation, including any experiments, tests, demonstrating progress and processes thereof. Any original creative works or documentation in response to the individual study project set by the lecturer during the course of the semester.
Estimated return date: Work presented at assessment will be returned immediately after the panel has considered the work.
Details of task: http://wattlecourses.anu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=15814
|Criteria/ Learning outcomes||HD||D||CR||P||N (Fail)|
Show understanding of basic processes and material properties relevant to the discipline
Shows a very high level of understanding
Shows a high level of understanding
Shows a proficient level of understanding
Shows a basic understanding of this criteria
Fails to demonstrate a basic level of understanding
Apply a range of introductory technical skills
Able to apply a very wide range of technical skills
Able to apply a wide range of technical skills
Able to apply a proficient set of technical skills
Able to apply a basic set of technical skills
Fails to demonstrate sufficient technical skills
Demonstrate creative exploration of materials
Evidence of very high levels of creative exploration of materials.
Evidence of high levels of creative exploration of materials.
Evidence of adequate level of creative exploration of materials.
Evidence of basic creative exploration of materials.
Fails to demonstrate sufficient level of creative exploration of materials
Demonstrate observation and analytical skills
Demonstrates an exceptionally wide range of observation and analytical skills
Demonstrates a wide range of observation and analytical skills
Demonstrates a range of observation and analytical skills
Demonstrates basic observation and analytical skills
Fails to demonstrate acceptable observation and analytical skills
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4
The visual diary should reflect the development of ideas over the duration of the course, experimentation and reflections on own work and that of other artists. The visual diary forms a significant part of assessing the engagement with the course and the set activities for each week. It should show references pertaining to the concepts taught as well as the outcomes of the individual study projects and evidence of reflective engagement with the course. Students can reference the above though a combination of visual materials, drawings and text.
This task will be assessed according to the following criteria:
- Your ability to undertake basic contextual research currently relevant to your project and discipline.
- You have exhibited a basic knowledge of the technical, historical and/ or theoretical context for your work.
- Your engagement with developments in the broader visual arts and design.
Estimated return date: The Visual Diary presented at assessment will be returned immediately after the panel has considered it.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Participation will be assessed through the roll call taken for every session, the weekly contribution to the class and the group online forum on Wattle.
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For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Jennifer Robertson https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/robertson-js
Research interests include medieval pattern and structure, seventeenth to nineteenth century European draw-loom, early Jacquard weaving; relationships between Australian natural environment, material, human form and built environment. I examine ways that histories and visual cultures intersect with contemporary craft and design practice, new materials and technologies.
Dr Daniel Stewart-Moore
Dr Deirdre Feeney