Year 8 Class Activities Term 1

by Ashley Lord - Auzzie / Port Macquarie NSW



 

Students are to design a product/object that is environmentally friendly in either concept/use of materials and/or its intended purpose.

Environmentally friendly means; Any product which results in less pollution to the air, land and water

Year 8 students are to continue on with the 'planning phase' of their designs:

  • To support your ideas, students are to complete 5 drawings of their proposed ideas thoroughly in their VAPDs examining multiple perspectives, scale and materials. 
  • Students are to give a one page description of their design for the purpose of discussing, form and function of their design. Making reference (include images) to the artworld examples that supports your concept/design. 

If you have completed this GREAT WORK!!!

You can then start researching 2 artists/designers who also work with recyclable or 'ready made' materials. You maybe use computers, newspapers or the Artwise texts to locate your 2 selected artists.



“Junk In Your Trunk" Conceptual Frame - Artist / Artworks / World / Audience



Week 1 - 4 | Research Phase

Artmaking:



Planning, researching, investigating and sourcing

Are all valuable skills designers use when beginning their design briefs. Understanding your products form and function not only allows you to market your product effectively, but gives you-the designer; a greater understanding of how and why your environmentally friendly recyclable product will be used by
a particular audience.

Students are to research two designers/artists and/or businesses that
create environmentally sustainable goods

 



What will they learn in Artmaking:

Students watch YouTube education video on current designers and artist currently practicing as environmental artists.

  1. Student work in VAPDS developing their ideas using mind maps, images.
  2. Student research artists in preparation for assignment 1 and 2.
  3. Students produce 5 drawings in multiple perspective

 

Critical / Historical

  • Students will study the artists and artworks of John Dalsen
  • Students will study the artists and artworks of Andy Goldsworthy

 

What will they learn in Critical: (subjective, structural, cultural and postmodern approaches to making artworks)

Students are to:

  1. Highlight the significance of the growing trend and focus to environmentally friendly products and why?
  2. Do you think the products are environmentally sustainable?
  3. Is the product/artwork unique to its market? if yes/no, how and why?
  4. Discuss the product/artwork form and function and how would the targeted audience use it?
  5. Is there anything you would change to make it even more environmentally friendly?

Week 5 - 8 | Planing Phase


What will they learn in Artmaking:
Students are to design a product/object that is environmentally friendly in either concept/use of materials and/or its intended purpose. 

What will they learn in Critical:

  1. Students are to research two designers/artists and/or businesses that create environmentally sustainable goods.
  2. Essay of 250 words (Half page)
  3. Environmentally friendly
  4. Any product which results in less pollution to the air, land and water

examples

Newspapers:lamp shades.
Boxes: collapsible furniture.
Old clothing:bags/pencil case.
Electronic parts:sculpture.
Old food scraps+recyclable goods:compost.
Sticky tape+paper maché dinner wear.



Week 9-10 | Finished Product

What will they learn in Artmaking:
To support your ideas, students are to complete 5 drawings of their proposed ideas thoroughly in their VAPDs. examining multiple perspectives, scale and materials.

What will they learn in Critical:
Students are to give a one page description of their design.discussing the purpose, form and function of their design.make reference (include images) to an artworld example that supports your concept/design.



 

Students carried out their tasks and finished their designs