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VA2622 - Painting Techniques

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

Available to all students.

This subject presents technical and conceptual information to assist students to create a series of original paintings, including preparation of materials for painting, application of acrylic paints, information about composition, the principles and elements of design, perspective, symbolism and colour relationships. Class tasks enable students to explore a diverse range of painting styles and techniques. Information about 19th and 20th century painting is examined.

Learning Outcomes

  • knowledge of painting techniques using acrylic paints;
  • an understanding of composition, symbolism, colour and composition;
  • an ability to translate ideas into a visual form through the medium of painting;
  • an understanding of OH&S in relation to using acrylic paint.
It is preferable for students to have acquired an understanding of the basic skills in visual arts fundamentals.
Prerequisites: 12CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
VA2621 CV2500


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours practicals
Assessment: presentations (20%); creative work completed in class (50%); reflective tasks (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, attendance at practical classes is compulsory. Rolls are kept and work submitted by students with an attendance of less than 80% will not be eligible for assessment unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from the lecturer.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.