STUDIO ARTS

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Unit 1: Semester 1

This unit focuses on using sources of inspiration and ideas as the basis for artworks exploring a wide range of materials and techniques as tools for communicating ideas, observations and experiences through artmaking.

Students will also explore the ways in which artists from different times and cultures have interpreted ideas and sources of inspiration and used materials and techniques in the production of artworks.

ASSESSMENT
1. Folio (65%)
2. Research (15%)
3. Examination (20%)

Unit 2: Semester 2

This unit focuses on establishing and using a design process to produce artworks. The design process includes the use of sources of inspiration, experimentation with materials and techniques, and the development of aesthetic qualities, directions and solutions prior to the production of artworks.
Students also develop skills in the visual analysis of artworks. Artworks made by artists from different times and cultures are analysed to understand the artists’ ideas and how they have created aesthetic qualities and identifiable styles.

ASSESSMENT
1. Folio (65%)
2. Research (15%)
3. Examination (20%)

Unit 3: Semester 1

This unit focuses on the implementation of an individual design process leading to the production of a range of potential directions. Students develop and use an exploration proposal to define an area of creative exploration. They plan and apply a design process to explore and develop their individual ideas. It records trialling, experimenting, analysing and evaluating the extent to which their art practices successfully communicate their aims and ideas. 

Students also investigate and analyse the response of artists to a wide range of stimuli, and examine their use of materials and techniques. They explore professional art practices of artists in relation to particular artworks and art form/s and identify the development of styles in artworks. Students also consider the issues that may arise from the use of other artists’ work in the making of new artworks.

Unit 4: Semester 2

This unit focuses on the production of a cohesive folio of finished artworks. Students present visual and written documentation explaining how selected potential directions generated in Unit 3 were used to produce the finished artworks. These artworks reflect the skilful application of materials and techniques, and the resolution of ideas and aesthetic qualities.

Students also investigate aspects of artists’ involvement in the art industry, focusing on a variety of exhibition spaces and the methods and considerations involved in the preparation, presentation and conservation of artworks. Students examine a range of environments for the presentation of artworks exhibited in contemporary settings.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework – Unit 3 (33%)
2. Coursework – Unit 4 (33%)
2. Examination (34%)