- Class Number 5506
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Roderick Bamford
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
Why do cultures around the world communicate identity through pattern? Why do our brains attempt to recognise patterns within chaos? These questions underpin Pattern and Print, applying a range of questions - from the cultural to the neurological - to design thinking. Through this course students will develop technical and conceptual skills relating to a range of printing processes and to explore the use of pattern systems. Through research and experimentation students will develop skills and knowledge relating to the rich historical, social and cultural meanings embedded in these processes and produce creative and conceptual projects. This course exposes students to pattern/printmaking on cloth and to the pattern-making involved in turning two-dimensional surfaces designs into three-dimensional objects.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate creative and critical exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and techniques, through class and individual projects;
- apply a range of introductory technical skills relevant to visual arts and the discussed topics;
- identify historical and theoretical contexts in response to studio projects; and
- communicate reflective and critical approaches through the creative process.
This course is taught with methods and processes that pertain to practice-led research. Students will engage in hands-on research in the studio, as well as contextual research. The course equips students to creatively integrate practice and concepts through exploration of materials and techniques and to identify historical and theoretical concepts for their work.
Additional Course Costs
Students will be required to purchase a list of basic equipment and materials to undertake the course projects. An equipment list will be handed out in the first week of class.
It is strongly recommended that students purchase two new 43T silk screens (40 x 50cm) from the workshop to undertake this course. These cost $50 each. Students will be able to purchase additional silk screens and printing consumables from the workshop throughout the semester. These are also available at art supply outlets.
Examination Material or equipment
For scheduled assessments, reviews and critiques, students will present their work to date, completed works, support material and tests, folios, relevant contextual research, as described in the Assessment Task. All materials will be set up ahead of assessment sessions, which staff will review over the course of scheduled assessment window. All assessments requirements will be discussed during class, and teaching staff are available for any question related to the assessment process.
Workshop fees of $50 per course are paid at the start of each semester. This fee covers basic class materials and studio consumables. Students are able to purchase additional materials from the textiles workshop.
Student contribution amounts under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and tuition fees support the course described in the Course Outline/Class Summary and include tuition, teaching materials and student access to the workshops for the stated course hours.
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP FEE
This Workshop Fee is for additional access to the workshop and use of equipment, tooling and consumable items during extra hours. It is not essential to course completion. Payment of the Workshop Fee is optional, but if a student chooses not to pay it, access to the workshops outside of stated course hours is not allowed.
Each workshop sources appropriate specialist materials, which are made available to students to facilitate their working effectively, efficiently and safely within our programs. The School of Art & Design is able to supply materials that don’t compromise ANU obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS), and that have been assessed as suitable for each course.
The Material Fee is payable for the School of Art & Design to supply materials that become your physical property. You can choose to pay the Materials Fee and have these materials supplied to you through the School of Art & Design, allowing you to take advantage of the GST-free bulk purchasing power of the ANU. These materials are also WHS compliant.
Students have the choice of acquiring these materials from a supplier other than the School of Art & Design, however students should note that many materials may not be WHS compliant (and therefore are not approved for use in the workshops), or are not available for individuals to purchase because they must be supplied and stored in a particular way in order to meet WHS regulations.
Refer to Wattle - ARTV1902Textiles: Pattern and Print
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Individual consultations with lecturer
- Class group critiques
- Formal review and assessment sessions
Students are encouraged to seek additional feedback throughout the semester
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Course Introduction: Assessment and WHS briefing. Task 1 : Pattern Forensics discussion Introductory print demonstration and practice|
|2||Pattern Finding & Making : Place, Context and Meaning Exercise 1 : Pattern in the World: finding and constructing : a series of explorations Task 1 progress discussion|
|3||Sense of Order: Visual perception and pattern systems Exercise 2 : Pattern Interpretation and transformation. ( individual and collaborative explorations)||Task 1 due: Submit Post to Wattle|
|4||The 4 R’s of pattern: Render: Randomise: Reflect : Repeat Analogue and digital pattern making techniques Exercise 3: develop colour repeat patterns suitable for Screen Printing||Task 1 Response posts due|
|5||Screen Print 1: process and preparation Exercise 4: Colour repeat screen Print|
|6||Screen Print 2: materials and manipulation Exercise 4: Colour repeat screen Print|
|7||Studio Assessment & Critique Task 3 : Independant Exploratory Project Introduction and discussion. : Trace, Transform & Transfer||Task 2 due: submit in class|
|8||Fold and Form: pattern in the third dimension Discussion and Class exercise Task 3 Project : short presentations, discussion and planning consultations.|
|9||Pattern and print contexts : Glass Guest lecture and class exercise Task 3 Project work discussion and consultations|
|10||Pattern and print contexts : Ceramics Guest lecture and class exercise Task 3 Project work & consultations|
|11||Task 3 Project work & consultations|
|12||Task 3 Project work & consultations Presentation & Context|
|14||Final Examination||Task 3 due: submission location TBC|
Tutorial groups will be set by Wattle.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Pattern Forensics: 500 word written research based inquiry and forum response||20 %||13/08/2021||27/08/2021||3,4|
|Independent exploratory studio project, digital catalogue and critical reflection||30 %||24/09/2021||08/10/2021||1,2,4|
|Portfolio of studio exercises and documentation||50 %||12/11/2021||02/12/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
* 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.
The expectation for this course is 9-10 hours each week:
- Studio teaching time is usually 4 hours per week, from 9am to 1pm on Fridays. (This is part of your 80% studio mark)
- Students should expect to spend at least an additional 3-4 hours per week practising their printing in the Screenprinting Studio. The booking sheet is available in the studio so students can allocate themselves a regular printing time in addition to teaching times. Students who have paid their access fees also have access to the Screenprinting studio from 5pm to 10pm weeknights and from 9am to 5pm on weekends. Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate this 3-4 hours independent printing time at reviews and assessments. (This is part of your 80% studio mark)
- Students are also expected to attend and participate in Textiles Workshop critiques, and OHS-related activities such as studio clean-up sessions which may be scheduled during the semester. These components will be considered as part of the Studio Assessment of 80%.
- On top of this practical studio time, students are expected to spend an average of 2 hours each week undertaking research into artists and designers by attending ArtForum lunchtimes lectures (there are usually 2 of these each week so that is an easy way to schedule this time!), visiting exhibitions (SOA Galleries, Craft ACT, Drill Hall Gallery, M16 Artspace, CCAS, Megalo, Canberra Glassworks, ANCA etc), or doing internet and library research.
- Students are expected to attend all classes and to contribute to class discussions and critique sessions.
For scheduled assessments, reviews and critiques, students will present their work to date, completed works, support material and tests, folios, relevant contextual research. All materials will be set up ahead of assessment sessions, which staff will review over the course of scheduled assessment window. All assessments requirements will be discussed during class, and teaching staff are available for any question related to the assessment process.
The work presented is expected to address the course rubric.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 3,4
Pattern Forensics: 500 word written research based inquiry and forum response
Informed by visual and contextual analysis of artists working with print and pattern, and theoretical readings, prepare and submit a 500 word illustrated post that compares two works that develop concepts of interest to you.
Respond to two posts submitted by your classmates during week after submission.
See detailed Task on Wattle
1. Demonstrate creative exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and techniques through group and individual studio projects
Consistently demonstrates this criteria to an exceptionally high level across all studio projects
Consistently demonstrates this criteria to a high level across all studio projects
Demonstrates this criteria to a proficient level across studio projects
Demonstrates this criteria to an adequate level across studio projects
Fails to demonstrate this criteria to a sufficient level across studio projects
2. Demonstrate technical competency in a range of print and surface design related processes
Consistently demonstrates technical competency to an exceptionally high level across all processes
Consistently demonstrates technical competency to a high level across all processes
Demonstrates technical competency to a proficient level across processes
Demonstrates technical competency to an adequate level across processes
Fails to demonstrate technical competency to a sufficient level across processes
3. Recognise and work with relationships between concepts and processes
High level of insight into the relationships between concepts and processes is evident in work and clearly articulated in discussion
Insight into the relationships between concepts and processes is evident in work and articulated in discussion
An understanding of the relationships between concepts and processes is evident in work and articulated in discussion
An understanding of the relationships between concepts and processes is beginning to develop in work and/or in discussion
Fails to demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between concepts and processes in work and/or in discussion
4. Identify historical and theoretical contexts relevant for workshop projects
An exceptionally high level of critical awareness is evident in work and articulated in discussion
A high level of critical awareness is evident in work and articulated in discussion
An understanding of historical and theoretical contexts is evident in work and articulated in discussion
An understanding of historical and theoretical contexts is beginning to develop in work and/or in discussion
Fails to understand historical and theoretical contexts in work and/or in discussion
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4
Independent exploratory studio project, digital catalogue and critical reflection
Undertake an original, exploratory print and pattern project, responding to the course theme "Trace, Transform & Transfer.
For assessment, present a portfolio of completed project works and responses to class exercises, research and progressive work development, accompanied by a digital catalogue and a 500-word critical reflection.
See detailed Task on Wattle
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Portfolio of studio exercises and documentation
Present a portfolio of completed works that respond to the set class exercises, accompanied by a curated progress journal submitted via the supplied template.
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Some tasks require online submission as advised on Wattle
Some tasks require submission of hardcopy documentation as advised on Wattle . These may include completed print works, drawings, support materials and tests, research notes and sketches. Refer to
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. 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.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Students will take works with them following assessment. Journals and other documentation will be collected at the time of assessment and returned the following week.
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.
Resubmission of Assignments
Where students work is considered to be of an unsatisfactory standard, lecturers may request resubmission of all or part of the portfolio or journals/notebooks
Distribution of grades policy
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