ONLY INCOMING STUDENTS WITH NO ART MATERIALS NEED TO BUY THE FULL KIT.
RETURNING STUDENTS only need to top up whatever was used and that can be done from any stationer, art shop or Faber Castell directly.
INCOMING SENIOR 3 O LEVEL students will require an A3 Spiral bound Journal:
INCOMING SENIOR 4 (Coursework) AND 5 (Final Project) STUDENTS WILL REQUIRE ONE OF THESE:
Senior 1 students did observational drawings of either themselves or a classmate. They then researched Bas Relief art work and designed their own. Here is the work they produced:
Students in the Senior 3 Art option class spend the year looking at different ways of seeing and perceiving the world;
They analyse their perception of Edges, Spaces, Relationships between objects, and Light and Shadow.
They learn how these apply to art and how to use these observations to improve their basic observational drawing skills. Here is an example of how this transforms their ability to translate the real world into 2 dimensional observations, we see their first self portrait, done at the beginning of the year and then their final piece. This demonstrates just one method of drawing however you can see that the students are already far more aware of such simple things as composition and the placement of the work on paper. They are concerned with the whole image and the impression it gives of reality.
I am, as always, extremely pleased with their progress and now they need to keep practising to keep these skills in mind…a process akin to updating windows on a regular basis. ;)
Please note that Art packs DO NOT NEED TO BE PURCHASED if your child has materials already. You will find a materials list on the side of this blog and you only need to make sure the materials in your child’s art box are up to date and replenished.
Ten Sentence Starters for your Evaluation of your project.
- I really like the way I …….
- I wish I had…….
- I still need to work on……
- This helped me understand….
- I am most proud of….
- It will be easy to remember…..
- The tricky part was…..
- Next time I need to……
- I can explain…..
- This project reminded me of………
I should have no need to reiterate these instructions however I am a realist😉
- Choose your favourite theme
- Brainstorm the topic
- Research imagery based on the topic
- Draw objects (not compositions) from your Research on 3 sheets of paper. Cram as many accurately observed drawings as you can onto all six sides.
- Have a look at artists working on the same topic using a google search. This is for inspiration only. YOU ARE NOT TO COPY ANYBODY ELSE’S IDEA
Your prep work on these three sheets, their quality and usefulness make up 25% of your mark for paper 2.
Your development of ideas and composition planning for your final examination piece, done in the first hour of the exam are worth a further 37.5% of the mark!
YOU CANNOT DEMONSTRATE YOUR ABILITY TO DEVELOP AN IDEA IF THERE IS NOTHING TO DEVELOP.
I find it virtually impossible to comprehend therefore that students fail to take the preparatory work seriously, and fail to produce six sides of excellent, accurately observed reference drawings that fill the six sides fully so that they can develop a series of thumbnail sketches and composition variations for a final piece. That means in realistic terms, students consistently throw away 62.5 % of a final mark BEFORE THEY EVEN START…MADNESS!!!!
So, rant over, here are your themes:
2. My Dream for the Future
3. Domestic Spaces
These were the themes given for the O’level this year…you can find the paper here: http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/280437/ArtSECPaper2AProjectMay2016.pdf