Year 11 - Studio Arts Unit 1-2

Studio Art – Unit One STUDIO INSPIRATION AND TECHNIQUES

This area of study focuses on the development and understanding of the stages of Studio Practice. Students explore individual ideas and identify sources of inspiration to be used as starting points for making art using a variety of different Art Forms. Students explore art making practices, techniques and applications that use a variety of methods to communicate and develop ideas. Students study artists, arts style and artworks for inspiration, ideas and understanding of cultural and historical contexts.

 

Outcome 1

Researching and Recording Ideas

On completion of this unit the student is expected to produce a folio of work that explores design elements and principles to create aesthetic qualities using different art forms and a variety of sources of inspiration.

 

Explored Art forms selected from:

Painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, clay, collage, mixed media, digital media and photography.

 

Outcome 2

Studio Process

On completion of this unit the student is expected to develop an idea/concept for an individual artwork and develop their independent studio process to produce at least one finished artwork in a selected and preferred art form, then evaluate it.

 

Possible Art forms:

Painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, clay, collage, mixed media, digital media and photography.

 

Outcome 3

Interpreting art ideas and use of materials and techniques

On completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to discuss the artistic practice of artists from different times and cultures, identify sources of inspiration/influence, materials and techniques, for at least two artistworks by each artist

 

Studio Art – Unit Two Studio Exploration and Concepts

This unit students focus on establishing and using a studio practice to produce artworks. Students formulate the use of an individual approach to documenting sources of inspiration and experimentation with selected materials, and techniques relevant to specific art forms. They explore subject matter, create aesthetics, and record the development of work in a visual diary as part of the studio process. Students study art movements and styles, generate ideas about appropriation of artworks, the studio practice of successful artists, and generally develop a broader knowledge of the history of art. How artist develop aesthetic values in artwork is done through analysis of subject matter and aesthetics. Comparing traditional and contemporary art is a focus of this unit.

 

Outcome 1

Exploration of studio practice and development of artworks

On completion of this unit the student is expected to be able to develop an individual exploration proposal to form the basis of a studio process. And from this develop potential directions in a visual diary for at least one artwork.

 

Art forms can be selected from:

Painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, clay, collage, mixed media, digital media and photography.

 

Outcome 2

Ideas and Styles in Artworks

On completion of this unit the student is expected to be able to compare a range of historical and contemporary art periods, styles/movements, and analyse the ways in which artists communicate ideas, develop styles and demonstrate aesthetic qualities in artworks.

 

Equipment

 

A 3 Visual Art Diary/Sketchbook

A2 Card Folio or carry type

A4 Display Book

A4 Notebook

Grey Lead Sketching Pencil Set

Fine Liner

Eraser

Coloured pencil set

 

Students are required to purchase/provide and source their own materials and specialised mediums for this unit in consultation with the teacher where materials and mediums are not available at school.

 

Resources

 

VCE Studio Arts Study Design 2017 – 2021 by VCCA

 

ARTISAN text – 2017

 

Leading Edge – Studio Arts Text

 

Can I do Textiles in Studio Arts?

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Yes, you can choose the art form and materials you use.

 

By choosing Textiles to work with, art can be made in the form of sculpture, fashion, clothing or wearable art. The focus would then be on using Textiles materials/fabrics and not 2D or 3D art mediums such as painting, printing and drawing. Mixing materials is also possible.

 

There will be some common learning tasks where Textiles may not be used.

 

 

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