StArtUp: Top Arts 2016

Folio: Jack Grayson – VCE Studio Arts

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Use of an exploration proposal to define the development of an individual design process that includes a plan of how the proposal will be undertaken

In his exploration proposal Jack has been able to provide detailed evidence of how he wants to develop his design process. He has described the focus and subject matter he will explore throughout his design process: “Overcoming Adversity” and how people do this. Jack has included personal imagery as part of his proposal to show the kind of work that he would like to make and to show how colour creates different moods and feelings within artworks. Jack describes how he wants to use the environment to explore emotions and review his own personal experiences.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Jack has comprehensively described how he will use art elements to enhance the aesthetic qualities within his work. He uses sophisticated language to describe how he intends to do this. He also includes discussion of the various materials and techniques and their application.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

The focus and subject matter are clearly defined and discussed and possibilities are explored. Jack discusses his inspiration and how this will inform his art making.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Jack further outlines how he will develop his theme and where it will potentially lead him. Visual material accompanies the description of his ideas.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

An articulate plan is developed that clearly demonstrates how the individual design process will be developed. Jack has outlined his plan in stages. This may vary from student to student: some students may prefer to outline their plan in a table divided into weeks; others may do it in stages or steps. There is no right or wrong way.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Students also find it very helpful to create mind maps it gives an overview of their exploration thoughts and process. It also allows them to go back and reflect on “where to next?”

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Jack’s proposal shows further research on artists that work in similar subject matter, materials and techniques and how this helps to inform the design process. He discusses the artist’s use of shape and tone and how ideas are communicated.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Analysis of artists’ works help Jack clarify how he will proceed with his design process. Jack discusses influences and how they inform his thinking.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

Exploration and development of subject matter and ideas within the design process that are related to concepts and ideas described in the exploration proposal

Jack does further research on his overall theme to try to get deeper understanding.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

Jack is exploring how colour can indicate different emotions in people – he is also indicating how he intends to use it in his work. His annotation demonstrates comprehensive and thoughtful exploration that progressively develops and refines ideas and subject matter in a personal way.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

Jack goes on to show how he is using watercolour and different amounts of water in his application to achieve the desired effect.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

Annotation shows highly detailed investigation of sources of inspiration and motivation, including documentary evidence of the development of personal imagery. Jack goes on to develop his own personal imagery, to be used as part of his process – focusing on the time of day the images were taken and also the way light is reflected to intensify the colours.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

Exploration and development of aesthetic qualities in the design process relevant to the ideas described in the exploration proposal.

Jack discusses focal point, texture and the use of harmonious colours.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

Comprehensive written material confidently uses art language and terminology that reflects ideas. Jack uses personal imagery that explores facial expressions  colour to create moods.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

Annotations reflect Jack’s thinking processes and the discussion is meaningful – about the aesthetic effect of the use of different elements and materials.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

Annotations reflect Jack’s thinking processes and the discussion is meaningful – about the aesthetic effect of the use of different elements and materials.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

Jack discusses exploration of mood. He demonstrates consistently creative exploration and development of aesthetic qualities relevant to his ideas and demonstrates an extensive investigation throughout the design process.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Exploration of materials and development of techniques and processes within the design process relevant to the art form(s) and ideas described in the exploration proposal

Throughout his folio Jack discusses his materials, techniques and processes. In this image he is outlining the different pastels he is using to gain different tints to his colours.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Jack provides extensive discussion of his pastel application and his desire to create expressive qualities. There is also discussion of the way he blended colours using a limited palette and then added an extra colour – blue – to create tonal variation. He felt that this was not successful and this is all clearly documented.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Jack discusses how he wanted to create the feeling of rolling waves that could reflect the feeling of adversity – relating this to his subject matter. He reflects that this was not as effective as he would have hoped.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Trials on various paper stock.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Discussion as to why Jack did life drawing and how this also developed his understanding of materials and techniques.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

Evaluation of exploratory and developmental work throughout the design process

Throughout his folio Jack documents his thoughts, application of materials, techniques and processes. He has been able to relate these back to the initial ideas that he outlined in his exploration proposal.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

Consolidation of thought processes with accomplished use of art and visual language is strongly evident. Jack discusses his thoughts as to why he has chosen to use pastels and how he can use them to reflect feeling within his work.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

Jack demonstrates insightful use of art elements and principles in a range of potential directions. He discusses his use of colour and how he wants colours to represent various feelings.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

Jack further discusses his thoughts on his use of imagery and relationships to his subject matter – enforcing the ideas of how annotation will inform the process.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

Selection and evaluation of a range of potential directions that will form the basis of artworks in Unit 4

Jack outlines his choice of potential directions and how they relate to his ideas. His work shows the selection and evaluation of a range of potential directions that will form the basis of artwork in Unit 4. Jack has provided a comprehensive selection of potential directions that provide substantial written and visual material on which future artworks will be based.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

Potential directions comprehensively reflect, visually and in writing, the investigation, development and refinement of ideas, aesthetics and techniques discussed in the exploration proposal.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

Potential directions comprehensively reflect, visually and in writing, the investigation, development and refinement of ideas, aesthetics and techniques discussed in the exploration proposal.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

Potential directions comprehensively reflect, visually and in writing, the investigation, development and refinement of ideas, aesthetics and techniques discussed in the exploration proposal.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

Whilst these are just a few of his potential directions you can see that there is a careful consideration of what he has chosen and an outline of what he will move towards.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

Jack outlines his potential directions both visually and with written documentation.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 1

Selected use of potential directions in producing finished artworks

Jack demonstrates highly effective presentation of potential directions appropriate to the selected art forms of the finished artworks.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 1

Jack makes reference to his potential direction and also writes why he has chosen to use this as a basis for final art work.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 1

Visually referencing potential directions that will contribute to the final artwork.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 1

Visually referencing potential directions that will contribute to the final artwork.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 1

Jack’s folio shows comprehensive evidence of the use of the potential directions as the basis for the development of the folio of finished artworks.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 1

Jack’s folio shows comprehensive evidence of the use of the potential directions as the basis for the development of the folio of finished artworks.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Communication and resolution of ideas presented in cohesive finished artworks

In the resolution of his ideas Jack makes strong connections between the artworks, evident in the techniques, and aesthetic qualities of the artworks.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Jack outlines how his selected potential direction will support his final works and how they will be linked.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Evidence of highly creative and innovative realisation of the communication of individual ideas in finished artworks.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Jack makes links from his final works to his exploration proposal and discusses ideas, subject matter, use of materials, techniques and processes.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 2

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 3

Application of materials and skills in the use of techniques and processes relevant to the finished artworks

In this snapshot of his Unit 4 work, Jack shows the application of materials and techniques. There is also discussion of aesthetics throughout the annotation. Jack demonstrates a thorough understanding of and sensitivity to the inherent characteristics of materials, techniques and processes.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 3

In this snapshot of his Unit 4 work, Jack shows the application of materials and techniques. There is also discussion of aesthetics throughout the annotation. Jack demonstrates a thorough understanding of and sensitivity to the inherent characteristics of materials, techniques and processes.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 4

Documentation that clarifies the focus of the folio evaluates the use of potential directions in the finished artworks and reflects on the cohesive folio.

Folio shows a thorough and informative evaluation using art language, comprehensive and informative discussion of refinement and refocusing.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 4

Folio shows a thorough and informative evaluation using art language, comprehensive and informative discussion of refinement and refocusing.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 4

Folio shows a thorough and informative evaluation using art language, comprehensive and informative discussion of refinement and refocusing.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 5

Resolution of aesthetic qualities in the artworks that realises and communicates the student’s ideas

Jack shows that the aesthetic qualities in the finished artworks contribute towards highly creative and innovative interpretation of subject matter. This is very evident in this particular paragraph of his evaluation documentation.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 5

Jack shows that the aesthetic qualities in the finished artworks contribute towards highly creative and innovative interpretation of subject matter. This is very evident in this particular paragraph of his evaluation documentation.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 6

Cohesive relationship between finished artworks

A strong cohesive relationship between the artworks is evident, illustrating consistency in related concepts. Jack makes links in his work through his overall theme of “Overcoming Adversity”, using colour to create emotions.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 6

In his evaluation documentation Jack discusses that his works link through their aesthetic qualities and also through how they are displayed – using the same mounting and framing to help the cohesiveness of the works. There are also suggestions as to how they should be displayed. Finished art works are clearly linked through highly effective use of strong consistent aesthetic qualities and use of materials and techniques.

Unit 4 – SAT 2 – Criterion 6

Final artworks.