Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Painting Workshop 2: Composition, Copying, Finalisation Process

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Art and Art History

DESCRIPTION This is a study-unit with a multi-disciplinary approach towards painting. The unit will involve studio and on-site practice. It will also involve an introduction to curatorial perspectives.

Students have to get their own materials.

Study-unit Aims:

The aim of this study-unit is to further develop upon basic painting skills leading students towards a more comprehensive approach in painting with acrylics, oil on canvas and watercolour. This study-unit will go into more detail on theoretical and methodological approaches to painting techniques.

Further elements would be:
a) the practice of experimental collective activities;
b) tackling a thematic approach to one’s creativity;
c) inter-artistic media;
b) curatorial experience.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

The study-unit is focused on preparing students for professional painting practice. At the end of the study-unit students will have strong knowledge and skills on various artistic techniques, methodologies and composition whilst focusing on painting. Students will develop experimental approaches, collective creative skills and exhibition preparation.

2. Skills:

The unit gives the students essential skills for multi-disciplinary artistic practice and for the development of various perspectives towards painting.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- R. Mayer, The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Faber and Faber, London, 1991.
- Cennino d’Andrea Cennini, The Craftsman’s Handbook (“Il Libro dell’ Arte”) Translated by D. V. Thompson, Jr., Dover, New York, 1960.
- T. Langland, From Clay to Bronze – A Studio Guide to Figurative Sculpture, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1999.
- H. Speed, The Practice and Science of Drawing, Dover, New York, 1972.
- L. Brooks, Painter’s Workshop: A Basic Course in Contemporary Painting and Drawing, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1069.
- J. Bell, What is Painting?, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1999.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This study-unit is offered to History of Art with Fine Arts students only.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Project

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

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

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