Major Assignment Term Two


 What is a Major Assignment?

The purpose of a Major assignment is to help the students to decide their choice of artwork and to reflect on skill, artwork type, and relevance of frameworks and resolution of issues formed for their Major works towards the end of the year.


Identity

Aim:            

  • Students will investigate personal responses about other artist and their interpretation to identity in the art form.          
  • Students will investigate other expressive forms or continue with their strength within their field of the medium.

In our case studies, we looked at Australian artist models Friedrick McCubbin complemented by Tom Roberts and Caspar David Friedrick. We found that Eugen Von Geurad helped in their training and taught from his influences the ideal way of painting which came from the Romantic period. We discovered that Friedrick McCubbin wanted to paint from naturalism and show the reality of Australian landscapes, which questions the Ideal vs. Authenticity.

Frida Kahlo looks at surrealism as her means to create an alternative self as her self-portraits evolve throughout time. Which questions the Surreal vs. Reality and the Ideal vs. Authenticity in the studies before. Based on these studies...


Real Frida Kahlo

Assignment Two

Students will study Frida Kahlo and read Frida Kahlo in Artwise 11/12. After reading create a biography of your life written down. Then take part of that biography and create a self-portrait of that journey of your life. Making a comment on who you are as a person. The Surreal you vs. Reaity and the Ideal you vs. Authenticity.

Students will create six ideas on one page. Inside that area, you will draw sketches drawings that reflect your thoughts about your biography or you could select part of your biography and create part of your life story. Everything annotated and explained.

Chose one out of the six and decided on what Expressive Form or chose your strength within the suggested medium.

All artworks must adhere to overall limitations on size, weight, and duration of HSC practiced submitted works including assignments.




Frida Kahlo



Diego Rivera
Another artist you could investigate as master models Diego Rivera and Fatu Feu’u.

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Fatu Feu'u



 

 

Expressive Form

Suggested submission

Documented Forms

An individual work or series of works documenting time-based events, happenings, performances and site-specific installations.

Collection of Works

A collection or series of works made using different expressive forms.

Drawing

An individual work or series of works with a focus on drawing.

Painting

An individual work or series of works with a focus on painting.

Photomedia

An individual work or series of works in black and white and/or colour made using wet (darkroom) and/or digital practices.

Printmaking

An individual work or series of works with a focus on printmaking.

Textiles and Fibre

An individual work or series of works with a focus on textiles and fibre.

Graphic Design

An individual work or series of works with a focus on graphic design.

Designed Objects

An individual work or series of works with a focus on 3D object design. This expressive form includes wearables, jewellery, architectural design and product design.

Sculpture

An individual work or series of works with a focus on sculpture.

Ceramics

An individual work or series of works with a focus on ceramics.

Time-based forms

An individual work or series of works with a focus on time-based forms. This expressive form includes film and video, digital animation and/or interactives.

What is expected to recap?

Making a comment on who you are as a person.

1 page of six ideas based on your biography annotated - That would best be used to reflect your biography, for example, Drawing, Painting, Digital media, Graphic Design, Collection of works, Sculpture etc. Other artist you could investigate as artist model Diego Rivera and Fatu Feu’u.

1 page of research and annotated - Students will start on their expressive form and will collect and gather research about their biography using it as inspiration to create their works of art.

All artworks must adhere to overall limitations on size, weight, and duration of HSC practiced submitted work

Final Submission Of End Product:


Student assessment

  • All class activities completed since beginning of term
  • Originality of work
  • Executions and quality of workmanship
  • Conceptual drawings (a minim of 6 or more)
  • Final product
  • Annotations
  • Rationale of final product

 

 Assessment criteria

Raw Mark Total: 100%

Assignment Weighting 10%

Outcomes: H1-H6

 

Internal Assessment

  1. Demonstrates a good understanding of the conventions and techniques of chosen expressive form
  2. Uses the structural frame and the conceptual framework to select appropriate materials, objects and construction techniques to create signs and symbols to represent “Identity.”
  3. Experiments, evaluates, reflects and considers judgements and intentions in communicating a perceptive point of view about “Identity” through diagrams, annotated sketches and documentation in the Visual Arts diary.



Student Examples

Claire - "Identity"




Mel - "Identity"




Major Assignment Term Two