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PTG1001: Painting: Introduction To Materials And Methods

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Painting: Introduction To Materials And Methods

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This unit investigates the technical foundations of painting. It considers the role of painting both within a rich history and as a contemporary medium of art practice. The unit provides you with an in-depth introduction to skills in a variety of painting processes with a particular emphasis on supports, grounds, pigments, colour, mediums, and a consideration of your works in the context of contemporary cultural production. Occupational safety in a studio context will also be addressed.


1 - Mid-semester assessment - 40% 2 - Final folio examination - 60%


12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study.