Art at UWCSEA/EAST (Channel 525)

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The project:
Interpret the meaning of "Decay" in artistic form using mixed media, drawing. printing or paint etc. Try to interpret the theme in a unique and unusual way. In this project you will gather information, come up with some ideas, refine them and make the final product all the while showing each of these steps clearly in your sketchbook and later in your folder for assessment using A2 - A3 cartridge paper as backing sheet.

Making the final product:
You can use your own chosen technique, and materials - make sure you make a practical decision as well.

Go here for a good technique to use

Go here for some additional information (make sure you do)

For success, follow the work flow below!

Go here for a real example done by me!

Assessment:

Make yourself a check list! The list below contains the headings for assessment document you must make and hand in for marking. You will work in your sketch book while research and planning your artwork. However, for assessment you will photocopy your sketchbook then arrange and present your photocopied pages under the heading below on A3 pages.

If you are at all unclear, it should look like the example in the classroom.

Artistic process:
1/ Choice of theme (Decay in this case)
2/ Primary sources
3/ Secondary sources
4/ Artistic research
5/ Initial ideas
6/ Development of ideas
7/ Refinement - Use
notans to show colour arrangement and the tonal value of your proposed artwork.
8/ Refinement to the composition
definitely go here
9/ Evaluation
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WORK FLOW:

NOTE: Each one of the steps below should be regarded as separate step and be presented this way for assessment. Each step should have the title at the beginning of each stage clearly identifying it. It is really worth looking at an IDCSE example to see how to do the research for a new concept or theme - click here

You can see how the IGCSE course assessment moves into the IBO DP course
here.
Researching the topic
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Making your artwork showing your processes and planning
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Note:
You are doing the same project as the 9s. There are differences; however, there are enough similarities to be able to interact with them and share ideas. You will be working on paper and canvas etc. They are using a table for a canvas.
decay |diˈkā|
verb [ intrans. ]
(of organic matter) rot or decompose through the action of bacteria and fungi : [as adj. ] (
decayed) a decayed cabbage leaf | [as adj. ] ( decaying) the odor of decaying fish.
[ trans. ] cause to rot or decompose : the fungus will decay soft timber.
(of a building or area) fall into disrepair; deteriorate : urban neighborhoods decay when elevated freeways replace surface roads.
decline in quality, power, or vigor : the moral authority of the party was decaying.
Physics (of a radioactive substance, particle, etc.) undergo change to a different form by emitting radiation : the trapped radiocarbon begins to decay at a known rate.
technical (of a physical quantity) undergo a gradual decrease : the time taken for the current to decay to zero.
Artists have always been obsessed with decay as a theme.
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An underwater sculpture park by Jason de Caires Taylor has gained international recognition for his unique work. His sculptures highlight ecological processes whilst exploring the intricate relationships between modern art and the environment. The cement finish and chemical composition actively promotes the colonisation of coral and marine life.
An underwater sculpture park by Jason de Caires Taylor has gained international recognition for his unique work. His sculptures highlight ecological processes whilst exploring the intricate relationships between modern art and the environment. The cement finish and chemical composition actively promotes the colonisation of coral and marine life.
As Ray Carney puts it:
"Art is not about making gorgeous images, but about revealing things that matter. Don’t confuse beauty and prettiness. Real beauty is not pretty. It is scary or disorienting, because it threatens everything we think we know."
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A dead chrysanthemum
and yet - isn't there still something
remaining in it?



Haiku
Takahama, Kyoshi
Criteria:
Investigation work books
Cultural / contextual
Technical / process
Investigation
Depth and Breadth
Vocabulary
Acknowledge Sources
Presentations
Integration
Studio
Understanding
Relevance
Development
Sensitivity to Materials
Technique
Confidence
Independence
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