- Code ARTV2209
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and understanding of simple volumes to create more complex pieces to gather and present a collection of objects or ideas. Topics covered include concepts and historical examples of collecting and collections, objects presenting narrative and other intangible concepts, idea generation, approaches to making including working with compound mitre joints, sheet goods, and veneers, and further development of a range of techniques. Students will work both during and outside of class to envision and create several works of their own design. The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes. Workplace 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:
- Demonstrate competency with a range of higher level technical skills in creating spaces and places to house particular objects, images, or ideas;
- Apply knowledge of the functional, conceptual, historical and theoretical contexts through development and execution of furniture projects and research;
- Demonstrate critical reflection and contextual understanding on own work and that of other artists/designers through journals, presentations, and discussions.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Documentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 2-3]
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingWeschler, Lawrence Mr. Wilson's cabinet of wonder (First Vintage Books edition). New York Vintage Books, 1996.
Bachelard, Gaston Poetics of space. Penguin books, London, 2014.
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