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Unit Plan: Foundation Skills29 June 2019

A starting unit designed for year 1 students coming from different skill levels and degrees of preparation. This Unit focuses on building the basic drawing skills and vocabulary that students will use... more

Framing Your Vision20 June 2019

The activities on this page develop work for the Process Portfolio with lens based art making forms.A teaching idea using the work of photographer William Eggleston as a reference. This assignment emphasizes... more

Visual (formal) Analysis 27 May 2019

For The Comparative Study students are asked to identify and analyze the formal qualities of each artwork considered, for assessed criterion A. This is called Visual (or Formal) analysis.criterion A.... more

Building Art Vocabulary27 May 2019

Art vocabulary is an assessed criteria " consistent use of Subject Specific Language " criterion E in both the Comparative Study and the Process Portfolio Use art specific language when speaking about... more

Visual Analysis: Criterion A25 May 2019

For The Comparative Study students are asked to identify and analyze the formal qualities of each artwork considered, for assessed criterion A. This is called Visual (or Formal) analysis.criterion A.... more

Formal Elements of Art22 May 2019

The formal elements are an fundamental part of visual analysis This page appears under the The Comparative Study as well, when your students are analyzing an artwork in the CS they will need to refer... more

Visual Analysis in the Media22 May 2019

Learning how to apply visual analysis to an image is a skill required for The Comparative Study. We can apply visual analysis not only to the fine arts but to images we encounter in the media, in advertising,... more

Secondary Sources 21 May 2019

The teacher is the most important source of information without a doubt, and the teacher's knowledge will be the single most useful resource the students have available. However, not all teachers have... more

Choosing Artworks13 May 2019

Choose your artworks for the Comparative study bearing in mind the availability of appropriate resources, the marking criteria and the requirements of the task:Your choice of artworks might be inspired... more

Visual Arts in Education28 April 2019

The study of visual art, its processes and ideas, is a journey that offers rewards beyond the creation of art itself. Art requires that we find new ways of thinking and looking at the world, and in doing... more