How to be  Successful   in Senior Art
<ul><li>What you ’ ll need: </li></ul>
Information Skills   Knowledge Experience purpose understanding
“ If you  know  what you are doing, you can  do  anything” Moshé Feldenkrais Israeli Physicist, 1904 - 1984
Know what the  words  mean Proposition, brief, problem Proposal for an inquiry; a statement of intention.  A starting poin...
<ul><li>Aim for  excellence,  not perfection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>get started  as soon as possible… </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Use Your Workbook as a  thinking  diary Art is about  ideas …  The trick is to get them down  on   paper …
 
<ul><li>In fact, it is very important for Senior Art to practise this a lot so you learn the skills of working  systematic...
Some students get confused by the word   ‘ drawing ’   which is used in the visual art standards to refer to the investiga...
<ul><li>drawing  could involve combinations and layers of materials : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wash ground (dye) over paper <...
A drawing study can begin in pencil. You’ll be able to make tonal drawings like these if you  make time outside school to ...
<ul><li>It ’ s  all   drawing … </li></ul><ul><li>…  and, because there are many different  drawing conventions  that use ...
 
Learn from  Recent  & Established  Practice This means artist models – Contemporary (now), Post-Modern (from late last cen...
Here are some Examples…
Look  Carefully Read  to find the  reason Write  it down Use  pencil  &  small  legible writing /  type  up your notes Hou...
<ul><li>Write  succinctly  Edit,   don ’ t  waffle </li></ul>
A picture tells a thousand words
<ul><li>Learn from Your Artist Models </li></ul><ul><li>Choose them for their  ideas and methods  so they  match  the way ...
Example of an Artist Model  For  photomontage, multi media Martina Lopez
Problem-solving  is not always a straight forward process  in art 1 + 1 could = anything  Just as long as you show the  pr...
It’s an  advantage  to have  lots  of ideas  up your sleeve  or rather, in your  workbook Too many  vague ideas  and  too ...
You can’t plan everything You have to be  open to possibility The staff in the Art Department will show you  strategies  a...
Subject matter Formal  Interests Artists Your ideas can start anywhere: Deep understanding, sense of purpose  Broad constr...
Use Thinking Strategies Mindmaps, analysis, clarification, evaluation…. Draw -in  & evaluate Draw  out,  & evaluate Progre...
Classroom Conditions <ul><li>Workbooks / Folios  open </li></ul><ul><li>Subject matter  visible </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing ...
Next slide shows… Progression to Excellence NZ Curriculum Level 8, Y13 Practical work  for 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 (Painting) 2007
3.1 Practical Study (left) Work identified as starting point for 3.2 (right) End of Term One Snapshots
From 3.1 3.2 Task 2
Details of task 2
Task 3
This student’s 3.2 techniques and 3.1 research provided the ideas for the FOLIO Theme: figurative expressionism Visual & s...
“ Dream, believe, dare, do”  Walt Disney Believe you  can  do it, and you  will  do it. Mount Hutt College Art Department
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  1. 1. How to be Successful in Senior Art
  2. 2. <ul><li>What you ’ ll need: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Information Skills Knowledge Experience purpose understanding
  4. 4. “ If you know what you are doing, you can do anything” Moshé Feldenkrais Israeli Physicist, 1904 - 1984
  5. 5. Know what the words mean Proposition, brief, problem Proposal for an inquiry; a statement of intention. A starting point for discovery and understanding; going beneath the surface; going deeper to develop rich understanding Ideas Stylistic Influences : naturalism, cubism, surrealism, abstraction, symbolism, conceptualism, minimalism, pop, postmodernism, graffiti… Subjects : landscape, still life, portrait, cityscape, abstraction, location, light… Conceptual Themes : movement, aggression, psychology, politics, mood, ecology… Formal Issues ; colour, form , balance, contrast, reflection, density, rhythm, tension, composition, surface… Methods Ways artists gather and process information; strategies they use to develop images such as devices and structures for conveying conceptual themes; ways of using materials, tools, techniques and processes. Conventions A way in which something is usually done. Analyse To break down in detail Critically analyse To explain similarities and differences Identify To specify briefly Describe To give a detailed account Explain To give reasons, say why, justify Discuss To explore Exemplars The best examples
  6. 6. <ul><li>Aim for excellence, not perfection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>get started as soon as possible… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… take risks to find out & ‘ Just Do It ’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… make a commitment to learn ‘ Practise ’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… and meet deadlines </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Use Your Workbook as a thinking diary Art is about ideas … The trick is to get them down on paper …
  8. 9. <ul><li>In fact, it is very important for Senior Art to practise this a lot so you learn the skills of working systematically </li></ul><ul><li>This means: </li></ul><ul><li>Generate (Produce something, e.g a sketch) </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse (Examine it to understand it) </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify (Do some more sketches similar but with differences. Consider the merits of each idea) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop (Advance the best ideas) </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesise (Combine best ideas to make something new) </li></ul><ul><li>Regenerate (Make it again, but in a different way…) </li></ul><ul><li>and again, and again…. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Some students get confused by the word ‘ drawing ’ which is used in the visual art standards to refer to the investigation process <ul><li>“ use drawing conventions in a range of media ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ use drawing as the central means to generate, analyse, clarify and develop… ” </li></ul><ul><li>Use drawing as your “ thinking tool ” </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>drawing could involve combinations and layers of materials : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wash ground (dye) over paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acrylic paint (scraped over) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collage (frottage on tissue paper) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pitt Oil-based Charcoal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shellac </li></ul></ul><ul><li>drawing could involve a camera, software programme, a pair of scissors, string……… </li></ul>
  11. 12. A drawing study can begin in pencil. You’ll be able to make tonal drawings like these if you make time outside school to practice your looking, thinking and shading skills . It doesn’t matter what you draw, just do it and enjoy it. Year 11 (left), Y13 (right)
  12. 13. <ul><li>It ’ s all drawing … </li></ul><ul><li>… and, because there are many different drawing conventions that use particular materials, techniques, processes and procedures…. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to work within the limits of a theme and use artist models that provide you with methods and ideas to explore and develop in your own work </li></ul>
  13. 15. Learn from Recent & Established Practice This means artist models – Contemporary (now), Post-Modern (from late last century), Modern, (from last century), and traditional (past)
  14. 16. Here are some Examples…
  15. 17. Look Carefully Read to find the reason Write it down Use pencil & small legible writing / type up your notes House & ESOL students may be entitled to extra time, reader / writer
  16. 18. <ul><li>Write succinctly Edit, don ’ t waffle </li></ul>
  17. 19. A picture tells a thousand words
  18. 20. <ul><li>Learn from Your Artist Models </li></ul><ul><li>Choose them for their ideas and methods so they match the way you want to work, & to provide other points of view too (two is too few, five is too many) . </li></ul><ul><li>Copy what they do to start with…(it ’ s the best way to understand ) </li></ul><ul><li>Try different combinations of their ideas.. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop these, in your own work, to create something more original </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  19. 21. Example of an Artist Model For photomontage, multi media Martina Lopez
  20. 22. Problem-solving is not always a straight forward process in art 1 + 1 could = anything Just as long as you show the process of arriving at your answer is valid because it is founded in the conventions, methods and ideas of recent and established practice, ie artist models
  21. 23. It’s an advantage to have lots of ideas up your sleeve or rather, in your workbook Too many vague ideas and too few ideas make problem-solving in Art and Design difficult
  22. 24. You can’t plan everything You have to be open to possibility The staff in the Art Department will show you strategies and help you make decisions
  23. 25. Subject matter Formal Interests Artists Your ideas can start anywhere: Deep understanding, sense of purpose Broad constraints Theme
  24. 26. Use Thinking Strategies Mindmaps, analysis, clarification, evaluation…. Draw -in & evaluate Draw out, & evaluate Progress discussions, Conferences, photo “ snapshots ” of progress Begining of assignment End of assignment
  25. 27. Classroom Conditions <ul><li>Workbooks / Folios open </li></ul><ul><li>Subject matter visible </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing inquiry process – questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Several works in production at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Progress discussions – regular snapshots & </li></ul><ul><li>documentation </li></ul>“ thinking ahead” with sticky-notes, p/copies, samples, swatches, thumbnail sketches & Artist Model images Modular formatting, ongoing development of methods and ideas & decision making
  26. 28. Next slide shows… Progression to Excellence NZ Curriculum Level 8, Y13 Practical work for 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 (Painting) 2007
  27. 29. 3.1 Practical Study (left) Work identified as starting point for 3.2 (right) End of Term One Snapshots
  28. 30. From 3.1 3.2 Task 2
  29. 31. Details of task 2
  30. 32. Task 3
  31. 33. This student’s 3.2 techniques and 3.1 research provided the ideas for the FOLIO Theme: figurative expressionism Visual & sequential planning on the folio Final folio presentation
  32. 34. “ Dream, believe, dare, do” Walt Disney Believe you can do it, and you will do it. Mount Hutt College Art Department

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