Art Creative Practice
Unit 1

 


Overview

Interpreting artworks and exploring the Creative Practice

In Unit 1 students use ‘Experiential Learning in Making and Responding’ to explore ideas using the ‘Creative Practice’. As the artist and audience, students consider their connection to artworks, and how their communication of ideas and presentation of artworks challenge, shape and influence viewer or audience perspectives.

Students focus on the making of art and examine how artists communicate ideas and meaning in artworks. They examine artists in different societies, cultures and historical periods and develop their own interpretations and viewpoints about the meanings and messages of artworks. Students also explore how artists create new ways of thinking and representation while developing their own art practice.

Unit Prerequisites

N/A

Areas of Study

There are three areas of study:

  • Artists, artworks and audiences
  • The Creative Practice
  • Documenting and reflecting on the Creative Practice

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Unit Assessment

Students are assessed on individual exploration of materials and techniques in at least three art forms within their Creative Practice and presentation of final artworks. Students also research and analyse a number of artists and artworks from a range of different historical and cultural times.

Pathways

Art Creative Practice Unit 2, 3 &4

Art Creative Practice
Unit 2

 


Overview

Interpreting artworks and developing the Creative Practice

In Unit 2 students use ‘Inquiry Learning’ to investigate the artistic and collaborative practices of artists. They use the ‘Cultural Lens’, and the other ‘Interpretive Lenses’ as appropriate, to examine artworks from different periods of time and cultures, and to explore the different ways that artists interpret and communicate social and personal ideas in artworks

Students explore the collaborative practices of artists and use the ‘Creative Practice’ to make and present artworks. They develop visual responses based on their investigations, exploring the way historical and contemporary cultural contexts, ideas and approaches have influenced the artworks and the practices of the artists they investigate, as well as their own art practice.

Unit Prerequisites

N/A

Areas of Study

There are 3 areas of study:

  • The artist, society and culture
  • The collaborative Creative Practice
  • Documentation of collaboration using the Creative Practice

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Unit Assessment

Students will research and analyse artists from different societies and cultures. They will also demonstrate the use of the Creative Practice, collaboration and the exploration of personal ideas related to social and cultural context. Students will also present at least one finished artwork that realises the intention of the student and demonstrates the refinement of materials, techniques and processes.

Pathways

Art Creative Practice Unit 3 &4

Art Creative Practice
Unit 3

 


Overview

Investigation, ideas, artworks and the Creative Practice

In this unit students use ‘Inquiry and Project-Based Learning’ as starting points to develop a ‘Body of Work’. They explore ideas and experiment with materials, techniques and processes using the ‘Creative Practice’. The research of historical and contemporary artists is integral to students鈥 use of the ‘Creative Practice’ and informs the basis of their investigation. Students also investigate the issues that may arise from the artworks they view and discuss, or those evolving from the practice of the artist. Unit 3 commences with students researching the practice of a selected artist as the starting point to develop a finished artwork. The finished artwork will contribute to the Body of Work developed over Units 3 and 4.

Unit Prerequisites

N/A

Areas of Study

There are 2 areas of study:

  • Investigation and Presentation
  • Personal investigation using the Creative Practice

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Unit Assessment

  • 30% SAT (Folio)

Pathways

Artists, Designer, Architect, Photographer, Curator, Exhibition Designer, Gallery Manager, Visual Art Education

Art Creative Practice
Unit 4

 


Overview

Interpreting, resolving and presenting artworks and the Creative Practice

In Unit 4 students continue to develop their art practice through ‘Project-Based and Inquiry Learning’ as their research and exploration continues to support the development of their ‘Body of Work’. Throughout their research students study the practices of selected historical and contemporary artists to inform their own art practice. They use the ‘Interpretive Lenses’ to analyse, compare and interpret the meanings and messages of artworks produced by the artists they study. Students also apply the ‘Interpretive Lenses’ throughout the ‘Creative Practice’ to resolve and refine their ‘Body of Work’.

Students continue to build upon the ideas begun in Unit 3 and present a critique of their use of the ‘Creative Practice’. They reflect on the feedback from their critique to further refine and resolve a ‘Body of Work ‘that demonstrates their use of the ‘Creative Practice’ and the realisation of their personal ideas. The students present their ‘Body of Work’ to an audience accompanied by documentation of their use of the ‘Creative Practice’.

Unit Prerequisites

Art Creative Practice Unit 3

Areas of Study

There are 3 areas of study:

  • Documentation and critique of the Creative Practice
  • Resolution and Presentation of a Body of Work
  • Comparison of Artist, their practice and their artworks

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Unit Assessment

  • 30% SAT (Folio)
  • 10% SAC (Written)
  • 30% End of Year Written Exam

Pathways

Artists, Designer, Architect, Photographer, Curator, Exhibition Designer, Gallery Manager, Visual Art Education