Available in 2022
Course code

AART1600

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces basic skills needed to understand and explore the creative potential of Textiles and Printmedia practice. Students will work with textiles and paper to experiment with such processes as weaving, felting, papermaking, screen printing and relief printing. This foundation experience embraces contemporary art practice, also introducing students to the theoretical and conceptual dimensions of Textiles and Printmedia as art forms.


Availability

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Use foundation Textiles and Printmedia processes to creatively respond to project briefs.

2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the historical, conceptual and contemporary contexts of Textiles and Printmedia practice.

3. Research and apply basic technical, theoretical and conceptual principles of Textiles and Printmedia practice.

4. Employ tools and materials in a competent and safe manner while engaged in Textiles and Printmedia processes, both in tutorials and individually.


Content

Content will include:

  • Foundation techniques, approaches, and methodologies in Textiles and Printmedia practice.
  • Historical, theoretical, conceptual and ethical issues underpinning Fibres-Textiles and Printmedia art practice.
  • Introduction to the development of effective research methodologies.
  • Health and safety practices.

Assessment items

Project: Project 1: Studio Production and Projects 40%

Journal: Journal A: Studio Journal/Research 10%

Project: Project 2: Studio Production and Projects 40%

Journal: Journal B: Studio Journal/Research 10%


Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

Weeks 1,3,5,7,9 and 11

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 2

Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.