What will I be learning in Art & Design?

This unit will provide you with the opportunity to explore, investigate and learn about your own identity. You will investigate how you can represent yourself through a visual outcome and how other objects/imagery used in picture, such as personal items and found objects, can also give information us about who you are and how you feel. You will learn that artworks can express something about the person that cannot be recorded by camera. Throughout the unit you will gain skills in observing, recording and manipulating materials through the creation of a series of observational drawings of emotionally inspired portraits. You will build on your knowledge of appropriate artists, designers and craftsperson’s through critical studies research on a chosen artist, designer or craftsperson that uses Identity as inspiration when creating their own artwork. You will also be expected to continue to develop evaluation skills by peer and self assessing your own and other class members progress throughout this unit making constructive comments on each others work using specific art and design vocabulary.

From this unit you will develop the following skills in Art and Design.

Explore You will be use a variety of artistic approaches in order to develop your ideas for your final piece taking some creative risks when exploring, experimenting and responding to ideas in order to develop your work. You may also be able to select information and resources from your observational and critical studies in order to develop your final identity artefact.

Investigate You will be able to investigate and develop a range of practical skills using the qualities of materials decisively to suit your design intentions. You may also be able to manipulate the qualities of materials and formal elements in order to produce your individual final identity artefact.

Analyse You will be able to compare and comment on different ideas, methods and approaches used by artists, craftspersons and designers, making specific comments about the environment in which the artwork was made. I may also be able to relate these comments to the artworks context and purpose.

Evaluate You will be able to discuss and evaluate your own work and that of others and consider how you may adapt and refine your ideas, skills and processes. Giving my own opinion on the artworks purpose and meaning and refining my ideas and processes so that I can fulfil my design intentions.

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