Year 11 - Studio Arts Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Studio Arts encourages and supports students to recognise their individual potential as creative thinkers and makers of artwork. This subject presents a guided process to assist their understanding and development of art making.

Unit 1: ARTISTIC INSPIRATION AND TECHNIQUES, focuses on using sources of inspiration and individual ideas as the basis for developing artworks and exploring a wide range of materials and techniques as tools for communicating ideas, observations and experiences through art making.
Students also explore and research the ways in which artists from different times and cultures have interpreted and expressed ideas, sourced inspiration and used materials and techniques in the production of artworks.

Learning areas may include

  • Developing art ideas:
  • Students explore art-making practices that use a variety of methods to communicate and develop their own ideas.
  • Materials and techniques:
  • Students explore a range of materials and techniques through making different artwork.
  • Interpretation of art ideas and use of materials and techniques:

These areas of study focuses on the way artists have interpreted ideas and sources of inspiration and used materials and techniques in the production of artworks.

Unit 2: DESIGN, EXPLORATION AND CONTEXTS,  focuses on students establishing and using a design process to produce artworks. This process includes the formulation and use of an individual approach to finding sources of inspiration, experimentation with materials and techniques, and the development of aesthetic qualities to assist in making individual artwork.
Students also develop skills in the visual analysis of artworks made by other to help understand the artists’ ideas and how they have created aesthetic qualities and identifiable styles.

Learning areas may include

  • Design exploration: This area of study focuses on developing artworks through an individual design process based on visual research and inquiry.
  • In developing an individual design process, students learn to explore ideas and sources of inspiration.
  • Ideas and styles in artworks: This area of study focuses on an analysis of artworks. Work by artists from different times and cultures are analysed to help understand how art elements and principles are used to communicate ideas, and create aesthetic qualities and identifiable styles.

 

ASSESSMENT

School assessed coursework

 

RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT

A 3 Visual Art Diary, A2 Plastic Folio’, Grey lead Sketching Pencil Set, Fine Liner, Eraser, Coloured pencil set

 

COST

The cost of these units is covered by the annual College charge.

 

Please note:

There are no prerequisites for entry to units 1, 2 and 3.  Students must undertake unit 3 prior to undertaking unit 4.

This is a useful subject for those who intend to continue studies in The Visual Arts or related creative areas. It is also advisable for students pursuing careers in Fine Arts to study a variety of Visual Arts subjects (more than one) as most course selection is based on a folio demonstrating a wide variety of art experiences.
“I really enjoyed this subject as I had a place where I could design and create my own ideas”.  SG
“I loved doing this subject as you never really got things wrong but had help gaining what you wanted and able to improve”.  SW
“Getting to choose different mediums and experiment. The subject gave me a chance to develop artistic knowledge.”  AR
“ I really like this subject as I have learnt so much about how to say stuff using pictures; it also makes me feel good making stuff”. LS

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing”
 Salvador Dali

“The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting” 
Vincent Van Gogh

“There is no must in art because art is free” Wassily Kandinsky

 

 

IMAGE: ‘Frog’ Painting by Sarah Walker

IMAGE: ‘Frog’.    Painting by.                         Sarah Walker

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