ART06098 2019 Painting 2 (Introduction to Painting on Supports)

General Details

Full Title
Painting 2 (Introduction to Painting on Supports)
Transcript Title
Painting 2 (Introduction to Pa
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Subject Area
ART - Art
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Jacinta Feeney, Mark Pepper, Ronnie Hughes, Lizzie Kinsella
Programme Membership
SG_AARTT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

This module in painting is designed to facilitate student with skills to employ a sequence of images and processes which will include the use of mixed media and appropriate supports to extend their visual language within the subject area. The fundamental core of this programme is to develop the students connection between ways of manipulating imagery and employing the visual research journal as a tool for research and associated practical applications. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Have begun to problem solve through the process of extending media enquiry. (Have demonstrated evidence of key technical skills explored through composition, image and scale manipulation, surface exploration and colour and have gained knowledge and experience of making and preparing a variety of supports for painting.)


Demonstrate via enquiry based learning within research journal, of collecting and collating images and process relating to a theme.


Demonstrate an ability to articulate a relationship between independent research and practice and have begun to make connections between own practice and historical and contemporary contexts.


Have begun to acquire a good standard of studio practice (and an understanding of related health and safety issues).

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed ranging including individual and group tutorials, aiding the student to identify thematic content within research journals, in addition to identifying a range of contemporary and historical practitioners to assist in beginning to develope context for their practice.  Demonstrations and workshops in use of materials and preparation of painting supports will give the learner a solid foundation in painting.  There are a number of supplementary activities to aid the students depth of learning and reflection including group critique, field trips to museums and galleries and Visiting Artist Programme.


Module Assessment Strategies

Practical work will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and there will be a formal mid semester review. Assessment will take place at the end of the semester. At this point each of the learning outcomes are considered in relation to the art works presented and in relation to the supporting portfolio (which should include support studies, accompanying documentation, visual journals and /or relevant texts). 

Repeat Assessments

Students will be given repeat project briefs which will be issued at the end of the academic stage and submitted in the autumn.

Indicative Syllabus

Students will identify areas of interest by sourcing a range of contrasting images in response to the thematic content of the projects. These elements will take the form of photographs, images from magazines, images of historical art and examples of graphics. These elements will form the bases of first project. The development of a body of painting related to source material should extend both visual vocabulary and conceptual awareness. Research for the second project should come from the visual journal 

Studio Practice
Students will recognise the need for a flexible approach to develop concepts, manipulate materials and have begun to challenge their approach within the context of a project brief. The learner will develope an understanding of painting supports through practical making and preparing of canvas and board. Exploration of image and manipulation of water based mediums through a a variety of scale, with an emphasis on understanding colour and touch will form the core of the project.

The second project will be based on individual research themes derived from research journal. This project is directed towards the student developing an understanding of making a body of work and beginning to looking at historical and contemporary artists in relation to their own making.

Project 1

Image Duplication project
Make an exact sized copy of a famous pre 20th century painting
Make a painterly copy of a flat, graphic image. Scale changed from source.
Make a modestly sized photo realist painting from a well lit photographic source. Scale to be changed from original.
The project demonstrates three differing approaches towards the construction of a painting; encourages discipline and develops the students' facility with the medium.
It also provides an induction into 'image' research, as well as experience in the practical difficulties encountered during scale change and reproduction of an image.
In addition to painting demonstrations, there are also workshops on studio practice, exact colour mixing (i.e. hue, tone and saturation specific), ground and support making.


Project 2

Individual theme project (always ends the module)
Themes, strands, methodologies or modes of expression which have arisen throughout the earlier part of the module, are developed into a student led individual project. The student is required throughout the module to keep a visual journal to assist in identifying themes for their practice.  Emphasis is placed on the student reflecting on their work and setting their own brief. The project culminates with the student making a series of paintings,supporting studies and a painting journal. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation of a body of work and supporting studies and journals Practical Assessment 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Studio Painting 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2016-10-24 Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting Phaidon Press
ISBN 0714871451 ISBN-13 9780714871455

At last - the next instalment in the popular Vitamin series - the world's hottest painters, selected by international experts Since the publication of the first Vitamin P in 2002, painting has continued to evolve and excite, with new generations responding to its historic importance and taking it in unexpected directions. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal, dominating the art market. Vitamin P3 takes the conversation forward, spotlighting more than 100 outstanding artists who are engaging with - and pushing the boundaries of - the medium of paint. Artists include: Etel Adnan, Michael Armitage, Matt Connors, Genieve Figgis, Helen Johnson, Sanya Kantarovsky, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Oscar Murillo, Imran Qureshi, Nicolas Party, Mary Ramsden, Rosie Wylie. International experts include: Iwona Blazwick, Benjamin Buchloh, Marlene Dumas, Laura Hoptman, Geeta Kapur, Alex Katz, Tim Marlow, Sarah McCrory, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, Nancy Spector.

Required Reading
1983 Techniques of modern art Chartwell House
ISBN UCSD:31822028462851

Comments and representations of works of art from 1900 to the present of artists who revolutionized or created a controversy in the art world

Required Reading
20/09/2019 100 Contemporary Artists Taschen

Required Reading
2014-09-15 The 21st-Century Art Book Phaidon Press
ISBN 071486739X ISBN-13 9780714867397

The 21st‐Century Art Book is an A‐to‐Z guide of contemporary artists featuring established art‐world figures Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall alongside rising stars of the next generations. Global in scope, the book features work from 50 countries across a variety of mediums, from painting, drawing, and sculpture to digital art, video installation, and performance. Each of the 280 artists included has a dedicated page pairing a significant artwork from his or her oeuvre with lively and informative text. An international directory of major art events along with a helpful glossary round out the package, making this both a must‐have resource and a beautifully illustrated celebration of contemporary art.

Required Reading
2018-06-28 After Modern Art Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199218455 ISBN-13 0199218455

Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2015, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Shiran Neshat are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and Performance Art. This revised and updated second edition includes a new chapter exploring art since 2000 and how globalization has caused shifts in the art world, an updated Bibliography, and 16 new, colour illustrations.

Module Resources

Journal Resources


Flash Art

Art Monthly

Visual Arts Ireland

Irish Arts Review

URL Resources


Other Resources

Visiting Artists Programme

Field Trips, Local and International