Tottington High School

Art

If you have creative and artistic abilities, through studying art you will develop them in much greater depth, while extending your skills to a higher level. It is an exciting practical skills based subject, working with a variety of media.

EXTERNALLY SET TASK 2020

 

AO1
Developing ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources.

AO2
Refining ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

AO3
Recording ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions in visual and / or other forms.

AO4
Presenting a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate ,making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements

Please read the following information really carefully. It is here to help you organise, plan and assess your prep work. Feel free to down load them and use them in your research.

Prepbook Guidance Booklet

Prepbook Step by Step Guide

Assessment Objective Checklist

Responding to Artists Work

Question 1: Crowded

Many artists, craftspeople and designers have created artwork inspired by crowded spaces. The Terracotta Army surrounded the tomb of the first Emperor of China. Judy Pfaff combines different materials in her crowded installations. Photographer Alex Prager created crowded environments in her ‘Face in the Crowd’ series. Dan Perfect packs his paintings with fantasy images and symbols, and the embroideries of Susan Lenz arecrowded with complex pattern.

Investigate appropriate sources and create your own work in response to Crowded.
 
GCSE Art Exam 2020 Q1 Crowded

Question 2: Geometric

Geometric shapes and forms have been used by many artists, craftspeople and designers. In the ancient Greek Geometric period, ceramics were decorated with ordered patterns. Sonia Delaunay designed textile prints and garments using geometric patternsand Ben Nicholson created many abstract geometric paintings and reliefs. Jelle Martens incorporates images of landscape in digital geometric photo collages and Andy Gilmore designs geometric digital prints, projections and desktop wallpapers. J1 Studio make modular geometric furnishings and Maria Dahlgren uses geometric shapes in her product designs.

Research relevant examples and produce your own work in response to Geometric.

 
GCSE Art Exam 2020 Q2 Geometric

Question 3: Concealment

Sometimes artists, craftspeople and designers use concealment to disguise identity or imply hidden meaning in their work. Charlotte Caron paints on photographic portraits to conceal the identity of the person and suggest the animal within. Pablo Thecuadro makes photographic montages that explore the idea of dual identity. Graphic designer Viktor Koen uses steampunk items in digital illustrations to help disguise appearances. Danica Pistekova makes sculptural garments that hide the figure and Crystal Neubauer uses overlooked items to create collages with concealed layers.

Explore relevant sources and develop a personal response to Concealment.

 
GCSE Art Exam 2020 Q3 Concealment

Question 4: Paper

Artists, craftspeople and designers use paper in many different ways. In ancient China, paper scrolls were used as a surface for painting and calligraphy. Eva Isaksen prints and draws on handmade papers and Kurt Schwitters made collages from found and discarded papers. Hugh Dunford Wood’s wallpapers are block printed by hand. Rich McCor, aka Paperboyo, remodels landscapes by combining photographs with paper cut-outs. Leslie Pearson creates paper sculptures inspired by the natural world and Mokalache Design use eco-friendly paper for their packaging products.

Investigate appropriate sources and create your own work in response to Paper.

 
GCSE Art Exam 2020 Q4 Paper

Question 5: Moments in Time

Capturing moments in time has interested many artists, craftspeople and designers. Rembrandt van Rijn painted self-portraits using different lighting, costume and posture to record himself at different periods of his life. Ben Gest’s photographs capture people at a current moment in everyday life. Godfrey Reggio’s film ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ dramatically captured momentary changes in the environment and Karen Henderson’s weavings illustrate fleeting moments seen in nature. Sand in Your Eye created stencilled figures on a beach in memory of ‘The Fallen 9000’, to record a moment in time.

Research relevant examples and produce your own work based on Moments in time.

 
GCSE Art Exam 2020 Q5 Moments in time

Question 6: Out of the Ordinary

Many artists, craftspeople and designers have created art work that is unusual and could be considered to be out of the ordinary. Marc Chagall painted dreamlike compositions and Niki de Saint Phalle made extraordinary monumental sculptures. Patricia Casey creates surreal portraits that combine photography and embroidery. Elisa Strozyk produces unconventional textile products with wood. Illustrator Mateo Dineen creates strange and unusual characters set in everyday situations.

Investigate appropriate sources and create your own work in response to Out of theordinary.

 
GCSE Art Exam 2020 Q6 Out of the ordinary

Question 7: Rhythm

The theme Rhythm can be interpreted in many ways. Refer to appropriate sources to

develop your own interpretation of Rhythm, or respond to one of the following:

(a) the rhythm and flow of everyday life at home, school or work

(b) the rhythm of colour

(c) ‘Rhythm’: a touring exhibition celebrating rhythm in art, music and dance requires promotional material and souvenir items in any media.

 
GCSE Art Exam 2020 Q7 Rhythm

GCSE Art

Year 11 Mock Externally Set Task

 
The Mock Exam is designed to give you a taste of what it is like to do the real exam. The examples given below are real responses to the actual exam and there are differences in times allowed between Mock and Actual Exams

REAL EXAM

PREP TIME approx 8 WEEKS

TIME ALLOWED FOR PRODUCTION OF FINAL PIECE 10 HOURS

MOCK EXAM

PREP TIME 3 WEEKS

TIME ALLOWED FOR PRODUCTION OF FINAL PIECE 5 HOURS

Your preperation sketchbook and final piece or pieces will be marked using the following ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES.

HAVE YOU SHOWN EVIDENCE OF:-

AO1: Developing your ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding

AO2: Refining your ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

AO3: Recording ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions in visual and/or other forms.

AO4: Presenting a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realizing intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements,

Example Questions

Choose ONE of the following starting points and produce a personal response.

1. Sense of Place

Artists, craftspeople and designers are sometimes inspired by their feeling for a particular place. Paul Cézanne made numerous paintings of Mont Sainte-Victoire and Anish Kapoor makes site-specific sculptures. Debra Budenburg makes sculptures that relate to home and family life. Other artists use photography, installation and video to explore how different surroundings affect people.

Research appropriate sources and produce your own work inspired by Sense of Place

2. Animals

In art and design, animals have been depicted in a variety of ways. Barry Flanagan sculpted the hare as a symbolic subject and textile artist Nicola Henley makes embroidered panels reflecting the aerial movement of coastal birds. Daniel Lee uses the digital technology to explore the relationship between man and animals. Franz Marc captured the dynamics of wild horses in his paintings.

Study appropriate sources and produce your own work inspired by Animals.

3. Buildings

Vicki Ambery-Smith designs jewellery based on historic and contemporary buildings. Jenny Holzer presents her digital messages on buildings. Photographer and video artist Gordon Matta-Clark’s series ‘Building Cuts’ reinterprets sections of buildings. Painter Ian Murphy records the details of eroded surfaces on Venetian buildings and 18th Century artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi made dramatic and fantastic drawings and prints detailing architectural features.

Research appropriate sources and produce your own work in any media based on :

EITHER (a) façades OR (b) structures

4. Music and Dance

David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg have designed stage sets for music and dance performances. Michael Brennand-Wood makes textiles inspired by popular music and Kevin Laycock’s paintings interpret sound through abstraction. Many cultural traditions, such as the Indian dance-drama ‘Kathakali’, combine art, music and dance in performance.

Research appropriate sources and create your own work in response to Music and Dance.

5. ” In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832.

Artists, craftspeople and designers can be inspired by connections they see in nature. Andy Goldsworthy combines natural materials and reconnects them with the environment. Photographer Brett Weston recorded the rugged detail of the Californian coastline to show the connection between the land and the sea. Ceramicist Ewen Henderson made connections between textural qualities in his work and surfaces seen in nature.

Research appropriate sources and produce your own work in any media based on connections you see in nature.

6. Composition

Composition is a term used to describe how formal elements are arranged in art work. Bauhaus graphic design combines words, images, shapes and colours. Sculptors Tony Cragg, Nik Ramage and Bill Woodrow have arranged and assembled found materials. Ben Nicholson composed abstract reliefs. The Pollaiuolo brothers explored symmetry in their painting ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian’.

Research appropriate sources and create your own composition in response to one of the following:

(a) combinations
(b) arrangements
(c) symmetry

7. Here and Now

You should make connections with appropriate sources when developing your personal response to one of the following suggestions:

(a) Develop your own interpretation of the starting point Here and Now.
(b) You could consider designing promotional material for a contemporary exhibition or gallery event.
(c) You might explore a current issue or event.

Resources

Below you will find resourses designed to help you to fulfil the requirements of the “Externally Set Task”. This includes suggested Artists to study and examples of good prep for some of the exam questions. Some questions were not answered so I have been unable to include relevant examples.

EXAMPLES

This is intended to give you experience of preparing for and producing your “Externally Set Task” once complete the mock prep. sketchbook and final piece will become part of your course work and contribute towards 60% of your final grade, so it’s really worth giving maximum effort.

Suggested Artists to Research

Example of Good Prep Sketchbook

Discussing Artists and your Work

EXAMPLE EXAM QUESTIONS

Choose ONE of the following starting points and produce a personal response.

Artists, craftspeople and designers are sometimes inspired by their feeling for a particular place. Paul Cézanne made numerous paintings of Mont Sainte-Victoire and Anish Kapoor makes site-specific sculptures. Debra Budenburg makes sculptures that relate to home and family life. Other artists use photography, installation and video to explore how different surroundings affect people.

Research appropriate sources and produce your own work inspired by Sense of Place.

Example of a Prep Sketchbook answering the “Sense of Place” question:

Another example of a prep sketchbook in response to “A Sense of Place” question:

Animals have been depicted in a variety of ways. Barry Flanagan sculpted the hare as a symbolic subject and textile artist Nicola Henley makes embroidered panels reflecting the aerial movement of coastal birds. Daniel Lee uses the digital technology to explore the relationship between man and animals. Franz Marc captured the dynamics of wild horses in his paintings. Study appropriate sources and produce your own work inspired by animals.

Example of “Animals” Prep book:

Vicki Ambery-Smith designs jewellery based on historic and contemporary buildings. Jenny Holzer presents her digital messages on buildings. Photographer and video artist Gordon Matta-Clark’s series ‘Building Cuts’ reinterprets sections of buildings. Painter Ian Murphy records the details of eroded surfaces on Venetian buildings and 18th Century artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi made dramatic and fantastic drawings and prints detailing architectural features.

Research appropriate sources and produce your own work in any media based on:

EITHER (a) façades or (b) structures

David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg have designed stage sets for music and dance performances. Michael Brennand-Wood makes textiles inspired by popular music and Kevin Lay**’s paintings interpret sound through abstraction. Many cultural traditions, such as the Indian dance-drama ‘Kathakali’, combine art, music and dance in performance.

Research appropriate sources and create your own work in response to Music and Dance.

Example of a prep book in response to the “Music and Dance” question:

“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832

Artists, craftspeople and designers can be inspired by connections they see in nature. Andy Goldsworthy combines natural materials and reconnects them with the environment. Photographer Brett Weston recorded the rugged detail of the Californian coastline to show the connection between the land and the sea. Ceramicist Ewen Henderson made connections between textural qualities in his work and surfaces seen in nature.

Research appropriate sources and produce your own work in any media based on connections you see in nature.

An example of a student’s response to the “Nature” question 5:

A second example of a student’s response to “Nature” question 5:

Composition is a term used to describe how formal elements are arranged in art work. Bauhaus graphic design combines words, images, shapes and colours. Sculptors Tony Cragg, Nik Ramage and Bill Woodrow have arranged and assembled found materials. Ben Nicholson composed abstract reliefs. The Pollaiuolo brothers explored symmetry in their painting ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian’.

Research appropriate sources and create your own composition in response to one of the following:

(a) combinations
(b) arrangements
(c) symmetry

You should make connections with appropriate sources when developing your personal response to one of the following suggestions:

(a) Develop your own interpretation of the starting point Here and Now.
(b) You could consider designing promotional material for a contemporary exhibition or gallery event.
(c) You might explore a current issue or event.

Example of HERE & NOW prepbook:

Studied at Key Stage 3
Optional at Key Stage 4

WHAT WILL I LEARN ABOUT IN ART?

In Art you will improve your observation and objective drawing. Explore your own personal ideas imaginatively in visual and tactile studies. You will learn more about the work of other Artists, Craftsmen and Designers and understand the influence they have on your own work. You will use a variety of materials and techniques to express your ideas and learn how to modify and improve work as it progresses. You will use all your planning, research and development of ideas to produce a successful piece of artwork and gain more confidence in your knowledge about Art in our society and around the world. You will learn to work independently and creatively.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

  • Fauvist Landscapes
  • Modiglani Portraits
  • Matisse Paper cuts
  • African Prints
  • Expressionist Portraits
  • Shell Prints
  • Jabberwock Project
  • Native American Mask Project
  • Chuck Close Project
  • Aboriginal-Inspired Mirror Frames Project
  • Sarah Graham Still Life Project
  • Klimt Weaving Project
  • Cultural Project
  • Conflict Project

 

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SKILLS I WILL GAIN?

  • Observation drawing
  • Sculpture using various media e.g. clay
  • Computer aided artwork using new exciting software
  • Painting
  • Mixed Media
  • Printmaking

Attainment 8 Score

Ebacc Average Point Score

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4 or above in English & Maths

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5 or above in English & Maths

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