- Class Number 4414
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Rebecca Mayo
- Dr Rebecca Mayo
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
This course is an introduction to the basic skills and techniques associated with press-based print processes such as intaglio, monotype and woodblock printing. Using a combination of autographic (drawing) and reprographic techniques students will develop a body of work in the studio over the course of the semester. To complement the studio-based delivery, students will participate in lectures and tutorials contextualising relevant conceptual, historical and contemporary practices. Work health and safety instruction is an integral component of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- competently utilise a range of skills relevant to drawing, intaglio and relief printing in response to set tasks;
- independently explore the potential of materials relevant to press-based printmaking;
- apply concepts and techniques to the development of resolved works of art;
- demonstrate critical use of relevant historical traditions and conventions across the field of intaglio and relief printing and their relationship to drawing; and
- comply with work health and safety requirements and procedures.
Occasional field trips may be scheduled throughout the semester.
Additional Course Costs
REQUIRED RESOURCES AND INCIDENTAL FEES
The School of Art & Design provides additional access to the workshop areas and use of equipment, tooling and consumable items during extra hours. For this access the School charges the Optional Workshop Fee. This is not a compulsory fee and is not essential to course completion, however if a student chooses not to pay it, access to the workshop areas and equipment outside of stated course hours is not allowed.
The School of Art & Design supplies materials that become your physical property on payment of the relevant material fee. You can choose to pay the Materials Fee and have these materials supplied 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.
Please go to the payment portal located on the Required Resources and Incidental Fees page hereon the School of Art & Design website. Follow the prompts to the payment portal, select the relevant discipline and the fee you wish to pay for.
If you need assistance please contact the Technical Officer in the relevant discipline or at the administration offices of the School of Art & Design.
School of Art & Design
Examination Material or equipment
All studio work and accompanying documentation is assessed at the end of the semester. The student is present and discusses their work with the assessment panel. In addition to the physical presentation of the work students may use a laptop or tablet to present supporting material. Please note that in the event of implementing Covid safe work practices, such as working from home, it may be necessary for student work to be documented and uploaded for assessment.
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
Wattle. Ensure that your details are correct as Wattle will be the primary method of communication between lecturers and students.
See Wattle for reading lists and other resources.
Note: Students must have completed a Work Health and Safety induction and be approved by the Head of Workshop in order to access specialist equipment and processes in the screen, lithography, book, relief and/or etching studios, outside class time.
Reading lists will be provided to students via Wattle. Articles and books will be available through the ANU libraries or as a PDF / link on wattle.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Weekly individual studio feedback
- Group critique and review
- Formal review and assessment sessions
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Seminar: Introduction & course overview; Work Health and Safety Studio demonstration and practice||Participation in seminars contributes to: a) Research and Documentation assessment tasks b) building studio based theory which contributes to folio assessment tasks.|
|2||Studio demonstration and practice|
|3||Seminar: Press based printing and contemporary practice Studio demonstration and practice||Participation in seminars contributes to: a) Research and Documentation assessment tasks b) building studio based theory which contributes to folio assessment tasks.|
|4||Studio demonstration and practice, library session||Library session contributes towards Research Documentation assessment task.|
|5||Studio demonstration and practice|
|6||Group critiques and studio practice||Participation in critique sessions contribute towards Research Documentation assessment task.|
|7||Seminar: Drawing into print: etching and relief||Participation in seminars contributes to: a) Research and Documentation assessment tasks b) building studio based theory which contributes to folio assessment tasks.|
|8||Seminar: Drawing into print: etching and relief|
|9||Studio demonstration and practice|
|10||Studio demonstration and practice|
|11||Group critiques and studio practice||Participation in critique sessions contribute towards Research Documentation assessment task.|
Tutorial registration is available on the course wattle page.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Portfolio of student work||70 %||03/06/2021||01/07/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|Independant Work Proposal||10 %||15/03/2021||29/03/2021||1,2,3,4|
|The critical reflection and the studio Journal||20 %||03/06/2021||01/03/2021||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.
Students are expected to engage in class exercises and studio practice, mastering skills and techniques. An adventurous, experimental, individual and technically competent approach is encouraged. Personal research is a key requirement in the development of your independent project.
Tasks will be assessed according to the following criteria:
- Ability to conduct in-depth contextual research currently relevant to your project and discipline.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the technical, historical and/or theoretical context for your work.
- Demonstrate an ability to reflect upon and evaluate your engagement with broader developments in the visual arts and design fields.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Portfolio of student work
Artwork responding to weekly exercises as per program delivered by lecturer. Demonstrated development and realisation of independent research in line with Independent work proposal.
Participate in group discussions and critique sessions.
Skill in use of materials and techniques
Always demonstrates extensive skill/s in the use of introduced materials and techniques
Consistently demonstrates competence in the use of introduced materials and techniques
Demonstrates skill in the use of introduced materials and techniques
Demonstrates some competence in the use of introduced materials and techniques
Technical skills below standard
Create a body of studio-based works/examples
Work creatively combines material, process, idea or technique as relevant to the area
Work demonstrates a competent understanding of many of the ways in which materials, processes, ideas or techniques of the area can be combined or used
Work demonstrates a competent understanding of some combinations or uses of material, process, idea or technique, as relevant to the area
Understanding of area demonstrated in work
Incomplete or flawed body of work
Explains concepts and techniques
Can explain and evaluate a range of concepts and techniques and how these relate to materials, in work and/or through discussion
Can explain a range of concepts and techniques and how these relate to materials, in work and/or through discussion
Can explain introduced concepts and techniques and how these relate to materials, in work and/or through discussion
Can explain introduced concepts and techniques in work and/or through discussion
Concepts and techniques not explained
Reflect on issues in the discipline
A high level of reflection is evident in work and/or through discussion
Significant reflection is evident in work and/or through discussion
Adequate reflection is evident in work and/or through discussion
Basic reflection on issues in the discipline
Insufficient engagement with the issues of the discipline
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Independant Work Proposal
In 500 words succinctly address how you will plan, develop and manage your proposed practice-led research project by including the following information:
* The aim of your project, and the key ideas driving the investigation
* The research strategies you will apply
* The themes and concepts your proposed practice-led research will focus on
* Reference materials that are relevant to you project, for example, a minimum of two artists/designers and at least one reliable source, (e.g.: book or journal article) that informs or helps contextualise this research
Explain, analyse and evaluate concepts and processes
Critically analyses, explains and evaluates concepts and processes
Effectively explains, analyses and evaluates concepts and processes
Explains, analyses and evaluates concepts and processes
Explains, analyses and evaluates concepts and processes to some extent
Analysis of the way theoretical knowledge or practical skills are applied to work is not evident
Reflect on issues in the discipline
Productive reflection connected to studio practice evident in journal and/or through discussion
Significant reflection evident in journal and/or through discussion
Consistent reflection evident in journal and/or through discussion
Reflection on issues in the discipline evident in journal and/or through discussion
Insufficient awareness of issues
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The critical reflection and the studio Journal
The critical reflection is a 1500 word written work. It is descriptive, analytical, and critical and allows you contextualise your practice-led research within contemporary art. You will build connections between your studio investigations, experiments and the resolution of the final body of work.
The critical reflection enables you to evaluate your studio enquiry and demonstrate how you have developed your practice and independent research over the semester. Your supervisor will assist you with planning the structure of your reflection. This will include developing a journal which documents class teaching and your independent research. The journal should demonstrate your developing knowledge of the historical, technical and theoretical context of your work. It will provide working drawings, sketches and notes used to develop and process ideas for your self-directed projects.
|Criteria/ Learning outcomes||HD||D||CR||P||F|
Critically reflect on the research project and explain the decision-making processes.
An exceptional level of skills & knowledge astutely applied to develop & articulate the project.
Very high level of skills & knowledge applied to develop & articulate the project.
Capable application of appropriate skills & knowledge to develop and articulate the project.
Basic skills & knowledge applied to develop and articulate the project.
Appropriate skills & knowledge not evident in developing or articulating the project.
Synthesise studio and related research and articulate research questions
Critical analysis applied to relevant materials, processes and concepts. Demonstrates critical evaluation of work to develop research. Key concepts are clearly explained and critically engaged with.
Analysis applied to relevant materials, processes and concepts. Demonstates sound evaluation of work to develop research. Key concepts are explained but not consistently engaged with.
Processes and concepts are described. Attempts made to analyse, attempts made to evaluate work to develop research question. Limited explanation of key concepts. Materials and processes are described.
Materials, processes are described, limited evaluation of work to develop research, limited description of key concepts.
Concepts, materials, processes are not described, no evaluation of work to develop research, key concepts not explained.
Identify and evaluate relevant historical and contemporary practice and relate them to your own concerns.
Highly sophisticated engagement with theoretical research. Critically analyses and evaluates relevant theory and practice with own studio outcomes.
High level of reflection on a range of theoretical issues. Critically analyses and evaluates the studio research.
Shows some developing capacity for theoretical concerns, but limited reflection at this stage.
Some attempt to analyse studio research.
Capacity or interest in theoretical engagement at a basic level. Does not evaluate studio research.
Lack of evidence of reflection on relevant historical and contemporary practice and theory.
No critical analysis or studio research evaluation.
Critically evaluate your decision-making processes
Critical evaluation and analysis of research and decision-making processes is exceptional.
Critical evaluation and analysis of research is thorough.
Critical evaluation and analysis of studio research is competent.
Critical evaluation and analysis of decision making processes is adequate.
Critical evaluation and analysis of decision making processes not evident or inadequate.
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All assignments to be submitted directly to lecturer on due date.
Please note that in the event of implementing Covid safe work practices such as working from home, it may be necessary for student work to be documented and uploaded for remote assessment. In this instance please keep a copy of the assignment for your records.
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.
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 work with them following assessment.
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Contemporary art, printmaking in the expanded field, textiles, natural dye, walking, ethics and practices of care
Dr Rebecca Mayo