Y11 GCSE – Exam book Contents
P1 – leave for Contents
P2-3 Titles and mind map (2 Pages)
P4-5 Saatchi and/or VandA visit
P6-7 Saatchi and/or VandA visit -
P8-9 – Own response from Saatchi/
Choose media/ idea/
P10-11 Experimental Drawing – Primary
Choose object related from
trip or brainstorm to draw
16-17 – Recording from Photos
Select best 9
Select best 2
1x A4 page
If 3D piece – add
14-15 – 20 personal photos based on
12-13 Recording & Media
experiments 5 min
18-19 – Artist Inspiration
HW – 20
Finish boxes 1-12
Take 10 photos of objects/ scenes/
people that demonstrate ‘The art
of Clean Up’, inspired by Ursus
Tidy your desk
Tidy your room
Reorder the fridge
Reorder your wash basket
Reorder the wires behind the TV
Line up cups and glasses in order of
5 before and 5 after.
Take 2 of each shot and print out all 20 as
a contact sheet.
Circle the chosen 10
Print them out larger.
Print your best 2 A5 each.
– The extended Arm
Complete 4 A4 experimental
drawings of your shoe or
Each drawing should take 10-15
Pencil on long stick
Pencil on long stick half way
Hold end of pencil.
Hold pencil half way (like a
knife and fork)
Superimpose drawings 1-4 –
gradually tighten the drawing
by adding controlled strokes
but do not erase the originals.
Label each drawing – explain
• Create 2 A4 black
your best before
and after photo.
• Focus on the
positive space for
one and negative
space for the
• Use the opportunity to
create 2 drawings of
your chosen objects.
Natural forms etc
1. Evenly roll out a small amount of ink on the acetate (less is
2. Place newspaper on top of the ink to take up excess ink.
3. Place your paper down on the ink with your photocopy face
up on top.
4. Draw all the main lines and shaded parts you want from the
image and text with a pencil.
5. Check the print is working after you draw a small section.
your 20 photos
Using the media of your
choice create 2 x A5
‘drawings’ of 1 of
Biro, pencil, pen,
Wax pastel resist,
HW ‘Artists Inspiration’
• Note down 10 names of
artists you like from the
• Create ‘Artists Inspiration’
double page in your
• Research each artist that
interests you and print 1-2
images of their work.
• Briefly annotate each image,
explaining what interests
you about each work.
• Presentation – Title and
images printed out (about
10 over a double page).
Popular and influential
street artist and graphic
designer Fairey’s work
has had a brute cultural
impact on contemporary
society. His work
combines elements of
graffiti and advertising
and is often politicallycharged.
Picasso created this piece in response to the bombing of Guernica, a country village in Spain during the
Spanish Civil War. Guernica shows the tragedies of war and it’s effect on innocent people.
The painting helped bring the world’s attention to the Spanish Civil War and was displayed around the world
as a symbol of peace.
Kiefer is a German sculptor and painter who explores the
themes of depression and the effects of Nazi rule. He often
incorporates natural materials in his work such as straw,
ash, clay and lead.
Walter Martin & Paloma
Snow globes are designed to be turned
upside down. Martin and Muñoz,
though, really turned them upside
down. Where traditional snow globes
are intended to evoke a pleasant
memory, the snow globes of Martin and
Muñoz seem to portend an anxious
These orbs seem to anticipate terrible
events that might happen, or might be
happening right now to somebody else.
Where traditional snow globes depict
cheerful scenes, Martin and Muñoz give
us eerie scenes, scenes rife with anxiety
and uncertainty, scenes that reside in
the darker parts of the human psyche.
Rotella was an Italian artist
and poet, best known for
his works of decollage and
from torn advertising
‘Map’ 1961 Oil on canvas
‘Map’ combines a kind of representation,
that is, a map of the United States, with
many issues more common to abstract
painting. Johns combines colour, lines, and
readable gestures (brushstrokes), as well
as letting paint speak for itself on flat
“Map of my Day” 1995
This is a contemporary
sculpture. The artist
uses familiar objects in
ways that become
strange and unsettling.
The wardrobe and the
clothing inside were
filled with concrete so
they became sealed up
and unable to be used.
The space between
two buildings was filled
with chairs, with a
Natalie Ratcliffe is a Surface Pattern
Designer and Printmaker
Her design work combines traditional
printmaking techniques with
She takes inspiration from nature,
particularly the springtime
are placed upon
things in the
material realm. I
am interested in
objects have the
whimsy and how
reveal poetic and
Woodrow is an English sculptor. In 1980
he first devised his characteristic method
of making sculpture, forming a new object
or objects from the skin of found domestic
Woodrow worked in such a way as to
leave evident the original identities of the
constituent items as well as the mode of
Cornelia Parker creates large-scale installations to
transform common objects and investigate the nature
"Three Studies of A Dancer," by Edgar Degas,
The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer
- (Bronze) cast in 1922
“I’ve spent the last 25 years of my
photographic career investigating
movement and its expressive
potential. My inspiration has always
been photography’s ability to stop
time and reveal what the naked eye
cannot see. My interest in
photography is not to capture an
image I see or even have in my
mind, but to explore the potential of
Pollock was an American painter, the chief
pioneer of Abstract Expressionism.
He created enormous drip paintings. He
painted in a tool shed where he could lay
his canvas on the floor, and drip and
splatter paint across it without worrying
about ruining the walls or floor.
Rather than paint a landscape or a
portrait, Pollock wanted to paint action.
When you look at one of his drip
paintings, your eye wanders across the
entire canvas in constant motion.
Yukinori Yanagi's work explores
themes relating to his position as a
Japanese artist living and working
in an international context, as well
as broader issues about identity
within social or national constructs.
was an English
important for his
pioneering work in
of motion and in
Kandinsky used colour in a highly
theoretical way associating tone with
timbre (the sound's character), hue
with pitch, and saturation with the
volume of sound. He even claimed
that when he saw colour he heard
Beginning in 1962 Lichtenstein borrowed images
of explosions from popular war comics for use in
his paintings. The subject embodies the
revolutionary nature of Pop Art and suggests the
very real threat of annihilation by nuclear
explosion that was prevalent at that time (the
Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in 1962). But
Lichtenstein was also interested in the way
dynamic events like explosions were depicted in
the stylised format of comic book illustration.
Gregory Crewdson is
photographer who is
best known for
scenes of American
'When I was little I used to dream about
being a dancer or that I could fly and that I
would learn to speak the language of the
animals in the forest or that of the most
dramatic actor. With the click of a finger
I’ve found a way to make these things
Rene Magritte was part of the
Surrealist art movement.
M C Escher
• Prepare to complete
work related to one
of the artists
• If you do not know
which artist to look
at then prepare to
• Hannah Hock style