Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Painting and Space Composition: Exhibition Task

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Art and Art History

DESCRIPTION This is a basic study-unit in the art of painting. The emphasis will be on painting with acrylics, oil on canvas and watercolour. The study-unit will focus on still-life and landscape on location. Various techniques will be addressed.

Students have to get their own material.

Study-Unit Aims:

The aim of this study-unit is to introduce students to the craft and practice of painting. Basic knowledge and on-spot painting is intended to increase the students' awareness of the craft and so as to be able to link theoretical studies with the practical side of the subject.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- understand and critically analyse the relationship between art and practice.
- systematically engage with the practice of painting with a theoretical framework.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to appreciate and evaluate the meaning of creativity in the form of painting.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

L. Brooks, Painter’s Workshop: A Basic Course in Contemporary Painting and Drawing, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1969.

J. Bell, What is Painting?, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1999.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Practical and Project

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Portfolio SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Mark Sagona
Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci (Co-ord.)

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