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MFA Program
Lecturer, 2007- current
School of Art and Culture, RMIT University, Melbourne.

Drawing 4
Teacher, 2007-2009
School of Creative Industries, Victoria University, Melbourne.

Crossovers – Exploring Intersections of Painting and Sound
Instructor, Summer 2007
Department of Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago USA

Course proposal and design by Michael Graeve.

Crossovers - Exploring Intersections of Painting and Sound.
Department of Painting and Drawing, Department of Sound, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago USA.
Published for Summer 2007 semester, but cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Course proposal and design by Michael Graeve.

Course Outline

Painting and sound practices share a long history of mutual admiration and inspiration. This practical course provides an opportunity to experiment with these relationships in a studio setting and to develop a variety of approaches to combining these media. Students may create paintings inspired by sound, sound works inspired by painting, or installations combining the two. Thematic and historical presentations form the basis of group discussions that develop frameworks to articulate interactions between these media.

Sound for the Spatially Obsessed
Instructor, Spring 2007
Department of Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago USA
Cat No 3660, Class No 1138

Course proposal and design by Michael Graeve.

Course Outline
Engagement of space is a central concern in contemporary sound works, and likewise, objects are articulated in unique ways through sound recording and sound sculpture. This course investigates music and sound art through the framework of such spatial themes. Works by modern and contemporary sound artists and theorists are explored with a view to constructing a particular understanding of sound: That of a sound history for the spatially obsessed.

Introduction to Sound
Instructor, Fall 2006
Department of Sound, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago USA.
Cat No 2001, Class No 1050

This is a core class in the department, and while the outline was pre-existing, it was my role to create and design my own course materials and content.

Course Outline
This course, emphasising use of equipment by the student artist, introduces the practical applications of sound equipment, techniques, and theory. Subjects covered include microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, the basic physics of sound and magnetic tape recordings and associated skills. The concept of sound as a material with basic structural properties that may be manipulated is introduced. Students explore methods of composition, using various sound materials in assigned projects. A critical survey of sound art and experimental music introduces students to various approaches to understanding and experiencing sound within an art context.

The Aural Dimension – An Introduction to Sound in Sculpture
Proposed Course, 2006

Course proposal and design by Michael Graeve. This is a proposed course, written mid 2006, for the Department of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Course Outline
This course provides an introduction to sound in sculptural practice. Presentations of historical and contemporary work provide a context for student's own practical projects. Students gain experience in developing a variety of practical approaches and ways to think about combining sound and sculptural work.

Sound and the Visual Arts Workshop (4-day workshop)
Instructor, 2002 and 2004
Department of Painting, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Australia

Course proposal and design by Michael Graeve.

Theoretical Issues

General historical overview of sound and the visual arts in Australia
Overview of contemporary approaches to sound and the visual arts
Various contexts for analyzing, discussing and creating hybrid media

Practical Issues

Intensive studio review of individual student’s work
Identification of pertinent research directions
Technical issues and possibilities
Facilitating wide-ranging discussion and critical engagement between workshop participants
Completion of a suitably scaled project for exhibition/ performance/ publication

Professional Issues

Discussion of suitable venues and professional resources for the creation/ exhibition and dissemination of hybrid works
Methods/possibilities for documenting, archiving and publishing

Beginning and Intermediate Painting

Teacher, 2001-2004
Department of Visual Arts, Preston College of Technical and Further Education, Melbourne Australia

Studio course introducing various media (oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, collage) and approaches (life painting, still life, portraiture, narrative, abstract, textual).

Drawing

Teacher, 2000-2001
Department of Visual Arts, Preston College of Technical and Further Education, Melbourne Australia

Introduction to general drawing.

Life Drawing
Teacher, 2000-2001
Department of Visual Arts, Preston College of Technical and Further Education, Melbourne Australia

Introduction to life drawing.

Other Teaching

Sessional lecturer, visiting artist, independent assessor, 1998-2004
RMIT University, RMIT TAFE, Victorian College of the Arts, Monash University, Monash TAFE Frankston, Box Hill College of TAFE, Victorian University of Technology. Melbourne Australia.


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