Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Summer Task for New IB Artists
Your summer holiday task forms the beginning of your I.B. Art practical work and research studies coursework upon which your entire final grade is based. It should therefore be completed to a very high standard of presentation and content.
First get yourself a Research Workbook ! They Must be A4 size (30cm x 20cm approx.) hard bound (usually in black ) with 140 pages (280 sides). They normally cost around €15.
Scale - how does a work of art’s size affect the viewer (and how is seeing an actual work of art different from seeing a reproduction in a book or on the internet for example?)
· Materials - what is it created from ?- why? - what effect does the material give?
· Content - what does the work represent ? Narrative - does it tell a story ? Does the time and place in which the piece was made affect the style and intended meaning of the work? give your personal interpretation.
· The Artist - Who ? When ?
· Even basic descriptions of colour, shapes etc. are useful - how is the mood or atmosphere of a piece affected by the artists use of colour, texture, line, pattern etc. ?
· Value judgement - is the piece successful ? Why ?
· Why was this piece of Art created? Who paid for it? Why? What task does this piece of Art hope to perform? Instruction etc?
One ‘portrait/head’ related art form that is present in many diverse cultures is the mask or head dress. Therefore, as part of your research will fill at least 6 sides with drawings, paintings, photographs and notes on this theme which will form the basis of your research. For example: Native American headgear, gas masks, gimp masks, Japanese theatrical masks, motorcycle helmets, Venetian carnival masks, traditional tribal masks from various African nations, cricket masks, hockey masks, armour, skulls of animals, fish and birds, diving masks and helmets, welding masks, Egyptian burial masks, etc etc etc….
It is vital that you describe the masks and headgear in detail, both through your drawings & paintings and through notes which discuss their visual appearance, function and also WHY THEY WERE MADE. What function do they serve in the society that uses them?
Part Three: Design and create a poster for World Food Day. (This is a coursework project)
The theme of the poster is ‘The Right To Food'. This must be written clearly on your poster (in any language) Your poster can be between 30 x 40 cm and 50 x 70 cm (see me for paper). Aim to illustrate the idea of self help rather than hand outs to the poor. Have a look at www.fao.org/wfd/ and also www.feedingminds.org for more ideas. Do a couple of pages of research and studies in your book before making the final poster. Be bold – which posters do you remember most clearly? which were most effective in communicating their message to you?
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Year 12 IB Art:
Developing new projects
3 sides: Begin to develop more elaborate/final written and illustrated ideas for your own 2D project. Use notes to explain your decisions – don’t worry if it sounds crazy – be descriptive and inventive in your use of language.
Remember the final outcome has to be the ‘equivalent’ of a large studio painting/sculpture in terms of time, effort and quality. That means it could be a series of smaller/quicker pieces that work together.
You will notice that you only have to do 15 new sides this month – the rest of the time is for improving your Venice pages – extend notes, add further highlights/quality to drawings etc.
From March 26th until Friday April 20th you will begin to develop 20 sides of ideas and research for your second project – still
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Final information for Y13 Art
Final deadline for all Studio Work and Research Workbooks is March 9th. Anything given in after this date will not be marked by myself or the external examiner or included in the exhibitions. There can be absolutely no exceptions to this deadline.
Research Workbooks will not be available to candidates again until the day of their interview. They must then be left in school until the final Diploma grades are published.
Candidate Record Booklets must also be completed before March 9th. This includes:
- Photographs of 12 of each candidates best projects. Some projects may need 2 photographs to show them properly. Candidates take all photos themselves. The Art department will arrange printing if cropped and checked jpeg image files are provided to Mr Morgan no later than March 5th.
- 20 pages from the 360+ pages that an average candidate is expected to produce are selected (in consultation with myself) and photocopied. If candidates want colour photocopies then they will have to make their own outside of school. This is highly advisable in the case of colourful pages!
- Candidate Statement – Candidates will start on these next week 300 words max.
Interviews with the external examiner will take place on March 29th & 30th.