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Tapestry practice and theory 4A ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Kate Derum

Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)
Prato T3-58 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: In this Tapestry 4B unit students become more responsible for the delivery of their major study program, with emphasis placed on increasingly independent investigation, and the further development of the creative and expressive potential inherent in students' work. This, combined with staff consultation, continues to determine students' focuses for future tapestry studio work. Self-motivated practice and research through which students articulate their conceptual and expressive strengths is increasingly utilised. Studio practice is less exploratory and with better grasp of theoretical issues relevant to students' practices.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students should: 1.have extended both their skills in art making and their vocabulary of materials and Tapestry studio processes; able to select and develop a methodology for realizing a self-directed practice, and the commitment to rigorous work practice; 3.have developed levels of experimentation and investigation within their work, moving towards a focus on specific themes and technologies; 4.continue developing their own technical, iconographic and conceptual concerns, and have an understanding of the critical, conceptual and theoretical issues surrounding contemporary Tapestry; 5.demonstrate a capability for managing a project from idea, to selection of appropriate materials and processes, to drawing up a time-line and to presentation of the finished work; 6.have developed a capacity for self-appraisal of their own work, and provide constructive critique of the work of others, and be able to articulate this through oral presentations and written documentation; 7.understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the Tapestry studio, and be able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment.

Assessment: Folio of studio work: 100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio and eight hours of personal study and studio practice

Prerequisites: Either TAP1711 or TAP1712 or VIS1111 or VIS1112

Corequisites: OHS1000