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This subject introduces students to the techniques and processes used in contemporary painting. Through project-based experimentation students are guided through a range of different painting techniques and their application in the production of aesthetically and materially developed artworks. This subject aims to create an informed and critical methodology for the use of contemporary painting technology as a vehicle for imaging ideas. It is also concerned with developing skills and a visual language through a range of painting media.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will enable students to:
- develop a visual language and exhibit skills for basic pictorial representation;
- acquire knowledge for the safe handling of painting materials and exhibit a degree of technical proficiency in the manipulation of a range of paint media through studio-based experimentation;
- display an awareness of the technical possibilities of a variety of materials and practices;
- exhibit evidence of skill development pictorially, technically and conceptually as a means of independent image making;
- indicate evidence of individual research in the relevant area of practice.
At the completion of the course or subject students should be able to:
- display an awareness of the graphic possibilities of a variety of concepts, materials and practices;
- exhibit evidence of skill development both pictorially and technically as a means of independent image making;
- indicate evidence of individual research in the relevant area of practice;
- demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
- demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving;
- demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas.
Last updated: 16 November 2019