In the Art4 Controlled Sessions
You should be aiming to complete the following:
Introduction for your sketchbook
Artist statement (print one copy for your
sketchbook and one to hand in with your final
Stretch and challenge form if it’s incomplete.
Saving your work for printing
Save your final images into a folder of your name
on your memory stick labelled as follows:
Folder name: Jaskirt Boora (use your name)
Than label each print as follows:
Final print1 A4
Final print2 A4
When on the mac printer copy your folder into
either A2 E block or A2 G block
Introduction (first page of sketchbook)
Your introduction needs to detail what your aims are, what we should expect to
see in your final work and how you got to that point briefly. This is different to your
artist statement, your introduction needs to detail your process and development
and works as a clear starting point so that the examiner will be clear on what to
expect from your work. This needs to be mounted on the first page of your
sketchbook – it should be the first thing the examiner reads in your sketchbook.
i.e. My chosen exam question is ___________. Initially I experimented with
ideas on ______ but soon decided to specifically focus on the concept of
________ (e.g. natural light and its effect on the landscape) because…
I came to this decision because… (discuss how it is personal to you, discuss the
depth and meaning behind your concept and contextualise your work within
specific genres of photography and your artist research)
My artist research on __________ gave me the idea to experiment shooting at
different times of day and using filters, slow shutter speeds etc. By making my
work personal and having the focus of _________ this has enhanced my
photography work by….
Overall I have shown my development by _____ and my ideas have progressed
Artist Statement (see blog for examples)
Answer the following questions:
What is the concept of your body of work?
Why are you producing it?
How is it personal to you and your life?
Use contextual information and writing style to raise interest in
this subject matter. Using past experiences or stories engages
people. Use facts and statistics that justify and further explain or
enhance your concept.
You have defined the subject as personally interesting to you,
the concept might be alien to the audience but your artist
statement should ensure the person reading it will desire to
explore your images and subject matter further.
What was your initial aim for your Art4 and what did you learn?
How did your ideas develop and change from your starting point
What do you feel you did well (your strengths) and why?
What do you feel you could improve on and why?
How and why did you connect your final images to your
Summarise how you’ve applied the 2 years worth of skills you’ve
learnt into this final project.
Remember to discuss key technical skills /lighting / use of
composition and how you applied these well/not well to your
concept and final images
Stretch and challenge
1. A5 label stick on front page
2. Stretch and challenge forms handed in
Centre Name: King Edward VI Form College
Centre Number: 31190
Candidate number: - Jaskirt will give individually
On the reverse of each final print you need to write the
Art4 Controlled Assignment