The practices of tending, gathering and processing natural materials can embed a knowledge of plants and place into crafted objects. This knowledge can then be carried, worn and shared. The focus of this course is to gain an insight into local knowledge, plants and places and to deepen that understanding through material processes. Students will learn how to undertake a materials-based investigation of their immediate environment and how to communicate these processes and outcomes. 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate creative exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and techniques through group and individual studio 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.
School of Art and Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Mid semester critique (20) [LO 1,3]
- Materials-based creative project (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Portfolio of studio work and studio theory (30) [LO 1,2]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks consisting of lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
This is a course amendment.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Please refer to Wattle.
Please refer to Wattle.
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