Class Activities Term 1

Unit: “My Objects and Things” The Practices

Year: 9-10

Time: 9-10 Weeks (Approx)



 Class Activities

 Content focus













Art making

Students learn to:



Students helped move stuff and organise my Art room. Renovations and other stuff happening.

04/02/10 - 08/02/10

04/02/10 Students helped clean and move stuff - some students have looked online to print off assignment 1. Maddi, Prue and Kirsty. 08/02/10 Students helped clean and move stuff.


Students helped clean and move stuff - We looked online to print off assignment 1 and explained by looking at Becks Website.



Student present Bec, Prue, Maddi, Kristy and Hopkins. Student missing JordanThursell.


Kirsty,Bec,Maddi,Rachel and Prue present. Jordan absent today. Students went through one period of Simryn Gill and studied why it relates to the assignment. Students answer questions 1-3 of the art critisim. Students understand how the assignment should be created.

2D Pencil Drawing/


Free Websites

24/02/10 - 30/02/10

Students continued with their assignment and websites. For those who do not have Internet at home they needed more time here at school.


Glass House Trip - Maddi, Prue, Rachel, Bec and Kirsty

·Introduction to year 9-10 composite class - Title page with all legal documents and assessments given out to the students. 

· Students will complete the drawing/photography Assignment 1 worksheet. 

· Filling in the white areas completing the drawing 

· Keeping in mind composition – arrangement or organization of an art work. 

· Emphasis/focal point – is used to draw our attention to an area or areas. 

· Balance/unity – unity refers to the sense of oneness, a feeling of parts belonging, usually created by the balance of the art elements. Balance is achieved when the parts compensate each other so well that the result is equal. 

· Photographed / Movement/rhythm – Movement in art working the illusion of activity or speed, created by the arrangement of the art elements so that our eye is encouraged to travel across so around an art work. Diagonal direction is the easiest way of suggesting movement; repletion is another. Rhythm in an art work is related to movement. A repetition of units such as lines can set up a rhythm in a variety of art forms.

  •  Working on Websites

Working through Assignment 1 -Students have been setting up their website to display their artworks. Students plus teacher assisstance have allowed students to progress through thier process of photography.

Photography Lesson

  • By week four some students will work on their artworks done in class and start with their website - learning how to use the programes and their choice of free website application.
Artbooks are photographed inorder to collect evidence of work - Progress is shown and displayed.

Students Artbooks

Students Artbooks Part 2

  • Students continued with their Assignment 1 and completed according to outcomes.
  • We will also look at some artist models from the local art gallery - Glasshouse


    25 March - 16 May 2010

    A touring exhibition of Australia’s foremost drawing award from Grafton Regional Gallery, this exhibition presents some of Australia’s best drawings. Blue Mountains’ artist John Philippidies won the major prize of $15,000 with his drawing Portrait 2 at the exhibition in Grafton in October 2008. The work is a portrait of the artist’s mother who has been the subject of many of his works.

    The judge of the 2008 JADA was Hendrick Kolenberg, Senior Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

    The 2008 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award is a Grafton Regional Gallery Touring Exhibition.

JOHN PHILIPPIDES, Portrait 2, 2008

  • Due Date: 10/03/10

Kirsty Younghusband

Kirsty has completed her assignment but has failed to complete the writtern part of the assignment explaining the creative ideas.


Jordan has missed a lot of classes due to unforseen circumstances. He will endeavour to finish his assignment before the end of term.



reflect on and interpret actions and choices, and document these in their diaries

make images and objects (artworks) that approximate an approach to artistic practice

make artworks using a range of 2D, including drawing, 3D and/or 4D forms, materials and techniques and various investigations of the world

Using imagination /practicing artist practice



Critical / Historical

Students learn about:


Artwise questions

Homework questions

  1. Students Study Symrn Gill and Shona Wilson completing given Homework
  2. Study and read Symrn Gill and Shona Wilson in Artwise 1/2. Answer the questions.

 subjective, structural, cultural and postmodern approaches to making artworks


Lestelle Tafai,
Mar 14, 2010, 6:14 PM