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Year 7-8 Major Work (Assignment 4):


Handout Date: 18/11 Aprox
Outcomes: 4.1-4.6
Due Date: 02/12 Aprox
Aim: 

  1. Creating an artwork with purpose and meaning commenting on any issue that would challenge the audience from different points of view. 
  2. Students will demonstrate the use of artist’s models within their inspired artworks. 
  3. Student will demonstrate good use of technical ability with specific art forms. 
  4. Lead-up work in a student’s Visual Arts Process Diary.


Year 7-8 art students will create a Major Work based on thematical approaches taught this year. What is a Major Work? To put it plain and simple, it is artworks made to create meaning within its context. Stage 6 students demonstrate Board of Studies course perceptions as they create their Major Works, this is best explained through the links under Year 12/Major Works. 

What is a Major Work? It is referred to as a single or multiple pieces of ARTWORK THAT REFLECTS your artistic skills, ideas and values. It demonstrates your commitment to artmaking and the resolution of your ideas expressed in a visual manner. You are not only expected to produced the works, but also think about how you can convey meaning...

 As for the year sevens this is only a practice to the real thing. However, Year 7 students must conform to the Year 7 Visual Art course and follow the Stage 4 course prescriptions to the mandatory course.


Year 7-8 will create a Major Work based on the class activity approach of what was taught this year. The class looked at the artworks and artist models of Rosalie Gascoigne "Tiepolo Parrots" 1976, Marcel Duchamp "Bicycle Wheel 1951,"John Davis "Fish and Pebbles 1989," Symrn Gill – "Road Kill 1999-2000", Vincent Van Gogh "The Chair and the Pipe 1888" and “Shearing the Rams” by Tom Roberts 1890. These artworks had meaning and purposeful ideas pertaining to cultural issues. 

What are cultural issues within an artwork? 

Cultural frame: is about the issues involved in the artworks and from those issues inspired the artist to create their works of art. The issues could be religious, political, technical, gender, environmental, technological, commercial, relational, ethnicity, moralistic, sexual etc. With this in mind students will use this piece of information to create their Assignment 4 "Major Works".





 

Students will create an artwork with purpose and meaning commenting on any issue that would challenge the audience from different points of view. 

  • Students will use artist inspired artworks within their Major works. Students are encouraged to reflect, gather information and research artists taught or research other artists of their own choice to create their Major Works. 
  • Students will use any art form medium to create their artworks, some materials will be provided by the teacher. 
  • Students will demonstrate lead-up work in a student’s Visual Arts Process Diary, along with other lead-up work, and other work produced and not submitted as the Major Work, must be available to verify and provide further evidence of a student’s artmaking. 
Students that want to do digital artworks can use this 30day trial - You can download the 30 day trial of Corel Draw 4X from this web site 

Assessment criteria: 

1. Creating an artwork with purpose and meaning commenting on any cultural issue that would challenge the audience from different points of view. 
2. Students will demonstrate the use of artist’s models within their inspired artworks. 
3. Student will demonstrate good use of technical ability with specific art forms. 
4. Lead-up work in a student’s Visual Arts Process Diary.


Total Marks 100%




Year 7/8 Major Works 02/12/09

Examples of Year 7 Major Works



Teacher Comments


  1. Some students did not hand in their visual art diary nor did they have enough evidence to justify their means of creation.
  2. Other students followed the assessment criteria's and presented good reflections about their artworks.
  3. The execution of the artworks technically needed more time to develop but some students overall used their chosen method of artwork well. Demonstrating depth and knowledge of their subject matter and skill.


Examples of Year 8 Major Works




Year 8 Assignment 1 Environmental Sculpture


Examples of Year 8 Assignment 1



Assignment One Year 7


Examples of Assignment 1 Year 7


Teacher Comments

Assessment criteria’s were mentioned verbally to the class but  I also train the students not to be prohibited by these boundaries.

Assignments are designed to naturally fulfil the BOS outcomes related to the syllabus. However, they are not put on the assignment sheet because it distracts their creativity.



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Lestelle Tafai,
May 23, 2010, 4:11 AM
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Lestelle Tafai,
Mar 31, 2010, 7:53 PM
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Lestelle Tafai,
Nov 18, 2009, 2:32 PM