Due dates in the download

Learning Outcome One – Exploration Proposal


Students should prepare an exploration proposal that formulates the content and parameters of the design process and include a plan of how the proposal will be undertaken.
The exploration proposal should be a detailed, personal outline of the creative focus of the area of exploration.
The following characteristics of an exploration proposal must be covered, but are to be used as a starting point in the development of a more comprehensive and articulated proposal. Ensure that you use appropriate art language and terminology.

  • Discuss the conceptual possibilities and explain the ideas to be explored.

  • Discuss approaches and styles to be explored – (Representational, hard edged, narrative, abstract, traditional, romantic, symbolic, naturalist, modernist, post modernist, pop, political statements, aesthetic pleasure, the expressions of values, communication of feelings, fantasy, education…?)

  • Describe and explain the focus and subject matter to be communicated and developed.

  • Describe the art form/s to be explored; for example, photography, installation art…

  • Discuss sources of motivation and inspiration to be investigated and analyse in relation to the student’s ideas. (Other artists, artworks, art movements, music, films, poetry, novels, advertising, mass media…)

  • Discuss how the aesthetic qualities may be explored in relation to the ideas

  • Describe the materials to be explored and explain how their characteristics support the communication of ideas.

  • Explain the techniques to be developed to support the communication of ideas.
(B&W, digital, toning, hand colouring, digital, mixed media, texture screens, photograms, solarisation…Are they traditional &/or contemporary?)

  • Explain the selection of materials and techniques in light of the analysis of specific constraints.

Present your typed exploration proposal in the form of a statement, not in question and answer form. Make sure it is dated and written in the future tense.



Learning Outcome Two - Design Process


Students should present an individual design process that produces a range of potential directions, which reflects the concepts and ideas communicated in the exploration proposal.

Two submissions are required for this Outcome:
  1. 1. A folio of at least 6 potential directions that can be further developed in Unit 4.
  2. 2. The workbook.

The workbook documents the photographic design process. It is your record of the development of your folio. You must trial a number of different approaches and record all stages of the process carefully. (The photos may be pasted in to your workbook and submitted together.)

The workbook should show that you have:
q Used an exploration proposal as a frame for an individual design process
q Interpreted and responded creatively to sources of inspiration and ideas in the exploration proposal
q Developed subject matter conceptually and aesthetically, including experimental and exploratory work
q Explored and developed ideas in the exploration proposal to support the development of the individual design process.
q Explored materials to meet individual goals
q Developed and refined techniques appropriate to the communication of individual ideas
q Documented reflections, analysis and evaluation of the experimental and developmental work, including clarification of ideas and working processes (- made choices about the direction the art work should take)
q Developed a range of creative potential directions throughout the design process, documented in the exploration proposal, that communicate concepts and ideas.
q Identified, documented and evaluated a range of potential directions throughout the design process
q Used appropriate art language and terminology to annotate thinking and working practices
q Organised the development of artworks

Your workbook must be set out correctly
Front Cover Tape your name and “Sandringham College ph: 8599 0500” on the front .
Page 1. Title page: "Studio Arts Unit 3”, and your VCAA ID number.
Page 2. Index
Page 3 SAT 1 Criteria Sheet
Page 4 Exploration proposal – paste in a plastic wallet
Page 5 Production timeline
Page 6 “Inspirational Images”. 10 pages of inspirational images/items plus interspersed throughout the book as necessary.
Page 16+ Proof sheets, test strips and a minimum of six potential directions reflecting a thorough exploration of different materials and techniques relating to the chosen theme. These should be accompanied by detailed evaluation.

Students are to bring their workbook to every class and to submit them for formal observation and authentication.



Learning Outcome Three – Professional Art Practices and Styles
Students must research art practices in relation to particular art forms and analyse ways in which artists from different cultural and/or historical periods develop distinctive styles in their artwork.

You will be required to complete class exercises and research tasks that will be assessed in relation to how well your work:

q Discusses ways in which artworks reflect artists’ interpretation of subject matter, influences, cultural contexts and communication of ideas and meanings

q Analyses and discusses ways in which artists employ materials, techniques and processes in the production of art works

q Analyses the ways in which aesthetic qualities and styles are developed

q Uses appropriate art terminology in discussing art practices and ways in which artists develop aesthetic qualities and distinctive styles in their art work

q Discusses artistic practices and ways in which artists develop aesthetic qualities and styles in their art works with reference to art elements such as line, colour, texture, tone, shape, movements, sound and light.

q Discusses art practices in relation to a particular artwork or art form, in more than one historical and/or cultural context.

q Discusses examples or artworks from different historical and/or cultural contexts

q Analyses and discusses the legal obligations and ethical considerations involved in the use made of the work of other artists in the making of new artwork. (Appropriation)



ASSESSMENT

Unit 3

Exploration Proposal S/N
Design Process S/N
Professional Art Practices and Styles S/N
90% attendance S/N


SAT – UNIT 3 33%

SAT – UNIT 4 33%

EXAM – 3 & 4 34%



School-assessed Task 1
The School-assessed Task in Unit 3 of Studio Arts encompasses Outcomes 1 and 2.
Outcomes

School-assessed Task 1
Outcome 1
Prepare an exploration proposal that formulates the content and parameters of an individual design process, and that includes a plan of how the proposal will be undertaken.
Subject to external review
An exploration proposal and a developmental folio (including a visual diary) that presents an individual design process, which explores and develops the concepts and ideas set out in the exploration proposal, and produces a creative range of visual explorations and potential directions that will form the basis of artworks in Unit 4.
Outcome 2
Present an individual design process that produces a range of potential directions, which reflects the concepts and ideas documented in the exploration proposal.

School-assessed Task 2
The School-assessed Task in Unit 4 of Studio Arts encompasses Outcomes 1 and 2.
Outcomes

School-assessed Task 2
Outcome 1
Present a cohesive folio of finished artworks, based on selected potential directions developed through the design process, that demonstrates skilful application of materials and techniques and that realises and communicates the student’s ideas.
Subject to external review
A cohesive folio of finished artworks and an evaluation of the finished cohesive folio.
Outcome 2
Provide visual and written documentation that identifies the folio focus and evaluates the extent to which the finished artworks reflect the selected potential directions, and effectively demonstrate a cohesive relationship between the works.