Class Activities Term 1 | Year 9-10


Outcomes:
5.1 - 5.10

Raw Marks:
50%

Weighting:
25%



 

Unit Focus:

A combination of mediums place in a compositional way which reflects structural elements that looks at different art forms to create a critical understanding through sculpture, painting, print, drawing through the use of manipulated materials, marks, forms, surfaces, drawings and Marquette. These are analysed using formalist principles used by Modernist sculptors, painters, printmakers, illustrators etc. Students will develop an abstract understanding based on their choice of mediums and analysis of their conceptual drawings and marquettes.
Week 1 / 3 Periods


What is sculpture?

Sculpture is a person-made work, which has more than two dimensional painted, printed or drawn surface. Sculpture creates a dialogue between it and a spectator often involving more than just a visual participation. Sculpture can contain illusions, but generally has a immediate and immovable reality of size, mass and surface. Sculpture can be made with any material and with any technique. It can be made over only period of time.

What is good sculpture?

"Good sculpture deals with a sculpture problem and communicates an idea, an atmosphere and / or an emotion. It may reflect the society for which it is made, the personality and experience of the maker and the environment in which it is placed. Good sculpture can extend our perceptions. It can make use of conscious and subconscious knowledge. It should make us think and make us react"

By Christine Hellyar /NZ's foremost female sculptor.

Have a look at William Kentridge how he approaches Sculpture and answer the questions below. This YouTube video in contrasting with Christine Hellyar comments makes me "react." The reaction is of a wow factor that challenges the mind in kinesthetic type sculpture. It almost creates a mysterious thought which provides questions of structure, subjective messages that is lost in the rotation and revealed towards intended placement.


 
Year 8 Chose one video and discuss the questions below:

Week 2 - 4 / 6 Periods

"Drawing In..."

Combing drawing media can create interesting, exciting results. Have a look at an interview with Jessica Stockholder and Julie Mehretu, Julie Mehretu is an artist, best known for her densely-layered abstract paintings and prints. We will try to copy some of the thoughts and intentions of these American based artist.

  • ink & pen on charcoal, coloured pencils into a soft grey pencil drawing
  • pastels over dry ink (line & wash)
  • pastel over coloured pencil
  • ink over pastel
  • wax crayons with dye and ink for outline and tone
Collarge adds another dimension and should always be considered if you want quick results - especially flat areas of colour, layered and reworked over again. Then we will add paint and dye combination of wet and dry media.


Assistance that help to create the finished product?

As part of communal effort of making an artwork for the school we will be acting and playing a part as the Assistance, to produce an artwork that will reflect the skills taught in class and create murals for Heritage Christian School.

Watch the YouTube video below and ask the question the authenticity of an artist role as the producer of the work. How important is the role of an artist when producing the works of art when created by an army of assistance that help to create the finished product?
 

Content
  1. What is the subject matter of the work, what is it about?
  2. Is the subject matter incidental or is it a vehicle for the social, religious, moral, or political, concerns of the artist?
  3. Was the subject matter observed directly, remembered or imagined?
  4. Has the artist treated the artwork with intentional, deliberate exaggeration, distortion or abstraction. If so why?
  5. Is the subject matter surface deep or are they hidden. If so describe what signs and symbols used to create the artwork?
Week 5 - 6 / 6 Periods | Raw Marks 50% Completion of class activities

(Two Projects in One)

Unit 1: Drawing In... Inside a Seashell / "Form" - Jessica Stockholder

Time: 3 Weeks for completion
Outcomes: 5.1 - 5.10
Objectives:

  • To construct a sculpture based on the idea of skeleton / structure and covering / skin.
  • Students to develop an abstract understanding based on their choice of mediums and analysis of their conceptual drawings and marquettes.
Raw Marks: 50%

Introduction look at some New Zealand sculptures, eg. Dawe, Hellyer to see how they approach the ideas of structure, materials used, the way they are combined, the message the sculptures give.

Talk about the intrinsic value of the two parts of the idea for the sculpture, eg. 1) skeleton / structure - strong, supporting, holds up, large / small. 2) Skin / covering - protective, decorative, enclosing, sheltering, soft, hard etc. Examples of this, eg. fish (skeleton/flesh skin), houses (scaffolding, cladding) people (bones, flesh, skin)


Using the idea of "form" through Jessica Stockholder method of artmaking.

"Drawing In..."

- Combing drawing media can create interesting, exciting results. Have a look at an interview with Jessica Stockholder and Julie Mehretu, Julie Mehretu is an artist, best known for her densely-layered abstract paintings and prints. We will try to copy some of the thoughts and intentions of these American based artist.

  • ink & pen on charcoal, coloured pencils into a soft grey pencil drawing
  • pastels over dry ink (line & wash)
  • pastel over coloured pencil
  • ink over pastel
  • wax crayons with dye and ink for outline and tone
Collarge adds another dimension and should always be considered if you want quick results - especially flat areas of colour, layered and reworked over again. Then we will add paint and dye combination of wet and dry media.

Year 9-10 Visual Art Term 1 Examples



Week 7 - 10 / 6 Periods | Raw Marks 50% Completion