Class Activities Unit Four


Year 12 Revision

Students have this time to work on their Major works and Revision on past exam papers and artist models studied. Concentrated review papers and previous notes with constant learning allows the student to rekindle the many artists explored throughout the duration

Students consider approaches from artists models studied investigating ideas experimenting with how ideas can be represented developing student’s confidence and fluency in the use of drawing as an expressive form recording provisional activities and ongoing judgments inside there VAPD. 



"Year 12 Revision"

Unit 4: “Revision”
Outcomes: Frames / Conceptual Framework / Practices
Time: 18 Hours / 6 -Weeks (approx)



Week 1-2 

Students will look at and discuss the following artist studied throughout the terms: 


Art Criticism

Critics were giving constructive criticism of other artist’s works. The objective of the critic is to clarify and assess:   

  • the quality of an artwork
  • how an artist develops and produces art
  • how the audience may view, understand and appreciate the artwork.
  • When you write your explanation of other artists artwork. Your criticism about art should:
  • involve more than personal judgments
  • clearly describe the effectiveness of the artwork
  • assess an artwork about the worlds not as an isolated piece of work display your knowledge of the visual arts

In the HSC examination paper, you will be required to demonstrate your ability as a critic when writing about artworks. Your interpretation of both the question asked in the study and the artist / artworks / critics / historians you discuss in your written response

Art History

  • The Aspects of art history as points to write about are
  • Objective and factual study of events and issues
  • Study of subject matter, genre and style
  • Using an artwork as a window into a particular time and place
  • Research and investigation into the past to create possible theories of what happened and why
  • Exploration of events of past and their influences on later events and individuals
  • The artist philosophy, ideology
  • Social attitudes and behaviors

 


  • What are the three key areas of practice within Visual Arts?
  • What was the purpose of studying the practice of artist, historians, and critics in the visual arts?
  • What are some important issues in artmaking?
  • What is the purpose of art criticism?
  • What is the purpose of art history?

Week 3-4 HSC Trial Exam

What do you need to study? How many artists models should I study?


In general chose three of your favorite and I suggest James Gleeson and Salvador Dali as the other two, in total five. I suggest five but three would be fine as long you can use examples and write as much as you can. About audience point of view, world view, artist view and the artwork.

  • Understand artist concepts - where did their ideas and experiences come from to create the artworks?
  • Understand how the artwork affected the world, audience and the artist.
  • Understand how the artist worked regarding technique, where did they get their ideas, concepts, thought process describing, explaining, working process before the end product (artwork)
  • Knowing five different artists would help give you options used to give artist examples.

Or

Knowing three artists will allow "in-depth" study of each artist model.

Also, understand your "observation skills" of interpreting artworks, artworks never seen before nor considered is demonstrated through your critical writing and analysis. This will allow the examiner to see if you can write articulately and concisely with the thought process displayed on many levels. Not just one linear thought.

At the end of the day demonstrate that you are critically thinking, analyzing the artworks explaining, critiquing the artworks intelligently. While making reference to the source material provided.

Week 5-6

Students finalizing the finishing touches to their Major works

August - Major Work DUE - Principal signs document


Week 6

Year 12 Due Date Major works 

9am - 3pm

Students consider approaches from artists models studied investigating ideas experimenting with how ideas can be represented developing student’s confidence and fluency in the use of drawing as an expressive form recording provisional activities and ongoing judgments inside their VAPD.












Week 7-8 HSC Trials

Week 7 Major Work Due Signed @ 9 am by Principal Ross and students.

Week 8 Revision of HSC Papers:

In the HSC examination paper, you will be required to demonstrate your ability as a critic when writing about artworks. Your interpretation of both the question asked in the study and the artist / artworks / critics / historians you discuss in your written response


Art Criticism

Critics are giving constructive criticism of other artist’s works. The objective of the critic is to clarify and assess:

  •  the quality of an artwork
  •  how an artist develops and produces art
  •  How the audience may view, understand and appreciate the artwork. 

When you write your explanation of other artists artwork. Your criticism about art should:

  • involve more than personal judgments
  • clearly describe the effectiveness of the artwork
  • assess an artwork about the world's not as an isolated piece of work
  • display your knowledge of the visual arts

Art History

  • The Aspects of art history as points to write about are –
  • Objective and factual study of events and issues
  • Study of subject matter, genre and style
  • Using an artwork as a window into a particular time and place

Research and investigation into the past to create possible theories of what happened and why

Exploration of events of past and their influences on later events and individuals

  • The artist philosophy, ideology
  • Social attitudes and behaviors

Students will look at these questions:

  • What is the purpose of studying the art history and art critics in visual arts?
  • What are some important issues in artmaking?
  • What is the purpose of art criticism?
  • What is the purpose of art history?

Week 10
Year 12 Graduation