2-D Art: Colour and Experimental Media

Course code AART2200Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Emphasises experimentation and exploration of contemporary ideas and technical approaches used across a range of two-dimensional art practices such as drawing, painting and printmaking. Independent thinking and problem solving of relevance to the contemporary practitioner is introduced.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. To evaluate and consolidate practical skills in 2-D art;

2. To explore and develop experimental media within 2-D art as vehicles for the expression of ideas;

3. To commence studio-based research, and conceptual development and the study of creative solutions in a contemporary framework and related to the history and theory of 2-D art;

4. To promote group discussion of topics and themes presented for historical/critical analysis.
ContentEmphasis is placed on the development of individual student concepts within a framework of structured projects, specific studio methods and associated research relevant to various aspects of the syllabus:

Topics may include:
1. Composition, structure and approaches to the use of colour to painting, drawing and printmaking;

2. The use of appropriate imagery;

3. Experimentation in using 2-D art media;

4. Photographic and reprographic aids and techniques;

5. Representational and non-representational imagery;

6. Applications of diverse media and mixed-media;

7. Alternative supports and grounds;

8. Critical seminars of completed projects;

9. Compilation of studio journals and related sketchbooks;

10. Health and safety.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of AART1230 and AART1240 (or equivalent).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio journal accounts for 20%
Studio OutputStudio production accounts for 80%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Studio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term