Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Painting: Extended Practice
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio  Portfolio of artworks created during and following each of the 10 weekly practical sessions1  100%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary assessment  Portfolio of new artworks   100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Adopt an exploratory approach to painting.

2. Find imaginative solutions within the confines of a specific brief.

3. Sustain a project over an extended period of time.

4. Apply and develop technical skills in the context of self-initiated and self-directed work.

5. Display a greater level of technical skill in use and application of paint media.

6. Have a greater understanding of the relevance of paint to all art disciplines.

Brief description

Painting has both a long tradition and continued relevance in contemporary art. It provides an expressive medium for recording and responding to our environment in an infinite variety of ways. Single Honours students are offered extended practice to reinforce essential painting skills and knowledge of materials and methods provided in AR11220 Painting: Looking, Seeing, Thinking.

Workshops introduce case studies of individual artists, offering students an opportunity to explore a particular aspect of painting, and fueling research for self-directed project work. Studio sessions provide time for development and resolution, with tuition and support from staff who are art practitioners themselves.

Access to original artworks from the extensive collections of the School of Art Museum and Galleries provides an additional resource. The theme of this module is broadly linked to the core art history module AH10610 Representing the Body that also runs during Semester 2.


This module comprises weekly classes, workshops and tutorials with staff from all disciplines taught at the School of Art. The syllabus broadly connects with themes explored in the core art history module AH10610 Representing the Body to provide a themed approach to painting practice. Workshops are broadly linked to core module content.

1. Lecture: A Versatile Medium, The Relevance of Paint.
Workshop: Case Study, Contemporary Painter.
Practical: Application of workshop material.

2. Workshop: Case Study.
Practical: Application of workshop material.

3. Workshop: Case Study, Illustrator. Colour.
Practical: Application of workshop material.

4. Workshop: Case Study, Colourist.
Practical: Application of workshop material.

5. Workshop: Case Study, Composition.
Practical: Application of workshop material.

6. Tutorial Week.

7. Workshop: Life Studies 1.
Practical: Application of workshop material.

8. Workshop: Portraiture1.
Practical: Headshots.

9. Workshop: Portraiture 2.
Practical: Application of workshop material.

10. Workshop: Life Studies 2.
Practical: Life studies, application of workshop material.

11. Workshop: Case Study, Abstracting the Figure.
Practical: Application of workshop material.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students are gradually introduced to numerical technical information e.g. in chemical processes of printmaking, photography, perspective drawing, etc.
Communication Discussion of artwork in individual and group situations throughout semester.
Improving own Learning and Performance Mode of teaching during classes and tutorials provides feedback weekly during the semester giving students ample opportunity to respond to feedback.
Information Technology Research into visual imagery and access of email, Blackboard, etc. is explained and students referred to IS Helpdesk if necessary.
Personal Development and Career planning Students are encouraged to consider future options during semester 1, with both a short- and long-term view.
Problem solving Problem solving is inherent and evidential in the production of artwork.
Research skills Students are introduced to our subject area librarian; instructed on keeping visual diary/logbook/sketchbook that necessitates research skills – these are introduced gradually throughout module
Subject Specific Skills Techniques and methodology introduced as appropriate to each subject area throughout semester.
Team work Using subject specific equipment in dedicated studio space throughout the building requires teamwork. Small group tutorials and outdoor field work reinforces team/group ethos.


This module is at CQFW Level 4