Visual Arts (Units 1 & 2) - ATAR

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Course Code:
AEVAR
Pathway:
University Pathway
Pre-requisites:
English B grade/ Exam 65%
Year 10 Art - B grade
Course Description:
The Visual Arts ATAR course encompasses the practice and theory of the broad areas of art, craft and design. Students have opportunities to express their imagination, develop personal imagery, develop skills and engage in the making and presentation of artwork. They develop aesthetic understandings and a critical awareness that assists them to appreciate and make informed evaluations of art. This course places value on divergence, uniqueness and individuality. It assists students to value and develop confidence in their own creative abilities and to develop a greater understanding of their environment, community and culture. The Visual Arts ATAR course engages students in a process that helps them develop motivation, self-esteem, discipline, collaborative practice and resilience, all of which are essential life skills.
 
Unit 1 –Differences
 
The focus for this unit is differences. Students may, for example, consider differences arising from cultural diversity, place, gender, class and historical period. Differences relating to art forms, media and conventions may also provide a stimulus for exploration and expression.
 
Production  Surrealist Mixed Media Drawing.
The focus for this unit is identities. In working with this focus, students explore art interpretation concepts or issues related to personal identity. They become aware that self-expression distinguishes individuals as well as cultures. Students use a variety of stimulus materials and use a range of investigative approaches as starting points to create artwork. They develop a personal approach to the development of ideas and concepts, making informed choices about the materials, skills, techniques and processes used to resolve and present their artwork.
 
Production Still life Painting and Graphic Design.
Unit 2– Identities
Unit description
The focus for this unitis identities. In working with this focus, students explore art interpretation concepts or issues related to personal identity. They become aware that self-expression distinguishes individuals as well as cultures. Students use a variety of stimulus materials and use a range of investi gative approaches as starting points to create artwork. They develop a personal approach to the development of ideas and concepts, making informed choices about the materials, skills, techniques and processes used to resolve and present their artwork.
 
Production Still life Painting and Graphic Design.
 
Course Assessment:
Production
A body of work that incorporates resolved artwork and documentation of thinking and working practices. 50%

Analysis
Response to analysis and evaluation of artwork sourced from a variety of forms, periods, times and/or cultures. 15%

Investigation
Case studies involving research and visual analysis focused on Australian and/or international visual arts practice. Visual arts practice should be examined with consideration of context, such as
historical, social and cultural factors which influence production and interpretation. 15%

Written Examination
Typically conducted at the end of each semester and/or unit. It examines both Analysis and Investigation. 20%
Further Study:
Visual Arts (Units 3 & 4) - ATAR
Additional Costs:
Excursion to Art Gallery of WA for Art History and Art Criticism - $20
Excursion to Rottnest Island for Drawing and Visual Inquiry - $45