Year 7 Class Activities 3

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Year 7 students will look at the idea of motif as signs and symbols. Making students aware of the importance of objects within any artworks mean something, therefore translating the idea of artist intentions to meaningful artworks made to communicate to any audience or the world.


Students will look at artist model Symrn Gill – Road Kill 1999-2000, The Chair and the Pipe Vincent Van Gogh 1888 etc. Students will learn to transition artist models to framework questions. For example:
  1. What is your personal response to the installation sculpture?
  2. Why has the artist included wheels?
  3. What makes the artwork unique?
  4. Describe how the artist presented the artwork and explaining why?
  5. How has the artist through their artwork made a comment on society?
  6. What part of the artwork stands out for you? Explain why?
  7. What do you feel is the most important part of the installation and how will other people interpret this artwork?
Assuming that students have conceive the idea of the frames whether they have or not students are taught to answer the questions in the context of the frames.




“Signs and Symbols Art" Emphasis on the Frames - Artist Practice

Unit 3: “Signs and Symbols Art” (The Frames Artist Practice)

Outcomes: Frames - Artist Practice 4.1 - 4.10

Time: 34 Hours / 10-Weeks (approx)

Evidence/ Periods

Description

Outcomes

Week 1-3

19/07/10

Year 7 students timetable given out / Preparation for this class due to new timetables was a nullify event. New PRAC teacher Miss Lord on board.   

21/07/10

Artist Model: Matt talking to students about his work.


About Me
I draw inspiration primarily from the natural world, the many contrasting facets of humanity, and the complex relationship between them. 

Whilst working predominantly in Oils onto canvas, I'm also continually working in ceramics and mixed media.

26/07/10

Due to unforeseen circumstance students were taught by relieving teachers including prac-teacher Miss Lord. PDF lesson plans below attachments. 

28/07/10

Year 7 Students were introduced to Siymrn Gill and taken through questions and relating to the frames.


subjective, structural, cultural and postmodern approaches to making artworks. Discussing what signs and symbols mean to them in the world around them. How artist include signs and symbols within their artworks. Artworks relating to a specific audience or the public in general.

 

02/08/10

Test Today 02/08/10


04/08/10

Test Today Since 02/08/10



Artist Model: Matt Weatherstone  www.mweatherstone.com
speaking to students about artist practice, ideas, concepts related to the frame works:

1.    Who inspired you to become an artist or why this career?

2.    Why landscapes and what inspired you to do this particular    theme? Tell us about other themes in your artworks.

3.    Who is your favourite artist/s and why?

4.    What is your favourite painting out of your collection and why?

5.    How do you get ideas and tell us the process you go through to create?

6.    How do you choose your next location, topic, object etc to paint from?   

7.    Are you always happy with the final product?

8.    What makes you unique and standout from the other painters?

9.    Have you ever doubted any of your artworks at anytime?

10.    What is the hardest thing about being an artist?

11.    Are there any signs and symbols within your artworks that suggest your faith

12.    What is the most expensive painting you have sold and how long did it take to get your first break as a professional artist?




Homework: Get students to collect discarded objects related to "identity" as a persons individuality is important their belief within themselves creates cultural identity.

Collect discarded items that relate who they are as a person.

Artmaking
:

Year 7 students will look at the idea of motif as signs and symbols. Making students aware of the importance of objects within any artworks mean something, therefore translating the idea of artist intentions to meaningful artworks made to communicate to any audience or the world.

We will create a paper mache motif sculpture that will repersent the "Natural world."

Getting students to look at the power point slides and write what they think the process is about. This will teach students about the artist "practice."



What will they learn in Artmaking:


  • 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, 3D, 4D including drawing, forms, materials, techniques and various investigations of the world.
  • Using imagination /practicing artist practice

Critical / Historical
  • Students will study the artists and artworks of Siymrn Gill – Road Kill 1999-2000 and The Chair and the Pipe Vincent Van Gogh 1888 questions 1-3
  • Symrn Gill Road Kill 1999-2000

    Answer all questions below related to both artworks
    1. Give a personal interpretation of this artwork of Siymrn Gill and discuss there ideas.
    2. What is your personal response to the artworks? Discuss the question in relation to both artworks how it might affect the audience or their world around them.
    3. Explain what signs and symbols (objects) used to communicate to the audience and why?
  • Symrn Gill
    Road Kill 1999-2000

    It is interesting to see that the objects are made out of discarded rubbish found on the road. Squashed by the very thing that turned it into "Road Kill," was the artist intention to make the viewer respond in a hilarious way finding it silly, sarcastic, ironic and funny?

    Rightly so, we don't understand the intentions of why Symrn Gill created this artwork but we can only observe and be fascinated by the installation. They are placed in one direction advancing like a group of ants. The viewer is forced to crouch and view these odd looking shaped objects as if it is suggested to stir some childlike memories.

    The discarded objects take on a new meaning
    "Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure." The only criticism made is where’s the dead animals that we see on the road are they exempt for a particular reason. Or only domesticated objects are used? Is this a comment on a consumerism the environment or something childlike?

  • Who is Symrn Gill? (Research on the web) 
  • What are her beliefs about the artworks she creates?
  • Explain to a new student in class that has not seen this artwork before the artwork.
  • Explain the ideas involve in "Road Kill" 1999-2000.
What will they learn in Critical:

  • subjective, structural, cultural and postmodern approaches to making artworks. Discussing what signs and symbols mean to them in the world around them. How artist include signs and symbols within their artworks. Artworks relating to a specific audience or the public in general.

4.1- 4.10

Week 4 - 5

9-11/09/10

Students found the exam hard all students know how to explain the artworks but to critically evaluate the artworks teaching them how and what to look for is another question.
 

Critical / Historical

09/08/10

Test Today since 02/08/10

Special Consideration to students with special needs

11/08/10

Test Ends Today since 02/08/10
Special Consideration to students with special needs




What will they learn in Artmaking:

Students investigate the ideas of the Artist Practice through understanding documentation and process, writing steps for each part of artmaking. Students continue updating their Visual Art Process Dairies - documenting Signs and Symbols as they practice theory with practical hand in hand.
 

Brain storming about the materials and processes used in artmaking sculpture. Asking the students to explain what 'sculpture' is and what a sculptor does. Ask them if they know what materials are used to make sculptures, eg stone, wood, and metal.

What will they learn in Critical:

Students are given the brief talking about organic signs and symbols related to Polynesian motifs, signs and symbols related to the environment around them. Just like Symrn Gill using the environment around her to create her artworks using humour and satire as the main motivation. Students building connections to understanding Artist Practice and their purpose.



4.7- 4.10

Week 6


What will they learn in Artmaking:


Students add the next stage in applying newspaper to the wire also reflecting on and interpreting actions and choices, and document these in their diaries. Making images and objects (artworks) that approximate an approach to artistic practice.

4.1- 4.5

Week 7 - 10

30/08/10-20/09/10

Students continued creating building documenting their approach to their artmaking. Taking their ideas and building the artwork - I have allowed their individualism to take over to make sure each work is different.


What will they learn in Artmaking:


Students add the next stage in applying paper mache to the newspaper also reflecting on and interpreting actions and choices, and document these in their diaries. Making images and objects (artworks) that approximate an approach to artistic practice
.

4-1 - 4.10

 


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Sol,
Jul 27, 2010, 4:39 AM
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