Top Arts 2020

Folio: Lizzie Hall – VCE Studio Arts


Unit 3 – Outcome 1 – Criteria 1

Preparation of an exploration proposal and work plan that formulates the content and parameters of an individual studio process

Lizzie’s Exploration Proposal and weekly work plan use art terminology to succinctly develop written and visual material that connects and justifies her theme based on Shakespeare’s most poignant scenes in literature. Lizzie addresses her ideas based on Literature and her love for Shakespeare and Theatre. In particular, she plans to explore actors on stage as one of her conceptual possibilities. Lizzie identifies the focus and subject matter (portraiture) and she references Bill Henson, Rembrandt and Vermeer as artistic sources of inspiration. Visual material has been cited and accurately referenced to support the ideas, subject matter and conceptual possibilities explained in the exploration proposal. Lizzie addresses the artforms, materials and techniques through which the Studio Process will be explored and developed and she discusses the use of art elements, art principles and aesthetic qualities to be investigated. Lizzie’s Exploration Proposal is in the range of 750-1000 words. At the end of the Exploration Proposal, there is a work plan that provides a weekly overview to explain how the studio process will be structured and managed. The Exploration Proposal and work plan has been placed at the beginning of her visual diary.

Unit 3 – Outcome 1 – Criteria 1

Preparation of an exploration proposal and work plan that formulates the content and parameters of an individual studio process

Lizzie’s Exploration Proposal and weekly work plan use art terminology to succinctly develop written and visual material that connects and justifies her theme based on Shakespeare’s most poignant scenes in literature. Lizzie addresses her ideas based on Literature and her love for Shakespeare and Theatre. In particular, she plans to explore actors on stage as one of her conceptual possibilities. Lizzie identifies the focus and subject matter (portraiture) and she references Bill Henson, Rembrandt and Vermeer as artistic sources of inspiration. Visual material has been cited and accurately referenced to support the ideas, subject matter and conceptual possibilities explained in the exploration proposal. Lizzie addresses the artforms, materials and techniques through which the Studio Process will be explored and developed and she discusses the use of art elements, art principles and aesthetic qualities to be investigated. Lizzie’s Exploration Proposal is in the range of 750-1000 words. At the end of the Exploration Proposal, there is a work plan that provides a weekly overview to explain how the studio process will be structured and managed. The Exploration Proposal and work plan has been placed at the beginning of her visual diary.

Unit 3 – Outcome 2 – Criteria 2

Interpretation of and response to sources of inspiration to explore, develop and refine ideas throughout the studio process

Lizzie has provided written and visual references in the form of detailed annotations and citations of sources of inspiration that evaluate the exploration and refinement of her ideas. Lizzie discusses how Rembrandt will be used and interpreted throughout the studio process. Lizzie references Rembrandt’s use of strong contrast in lighting and dramatic tones as inspiration for the exploration and development of her individual ideas, aesthetic qualities, materials and techniques.

Unit 3 – Outcome 2 – Criteria 3

Exploration of conceptual possibilities in the studio process that develops individual and personal subject matter as discussed in the exploration proposal and work plan

Lizzie has presented a detailed mind map which clarifies and documents a range of related conceptual possibilities to explore, develop and refine individual and personal subject matter and ideas in the studio process as discussed in her exploration proposal and work plan. Lizzie begins to explore her conceptual possibility by developing a series of sketches based on the main characters from various Shakespearean plays. In her annotations, Lizzie references Baroque influences and chiaroscuro lighting to communicate her idea of actors on stage.

Unit 3 – Outcome 2 – Criteria 3

Exploration of conceptual possibilities in the studio process that develops individual and personal subject matter as discussed in the exploration proposal and work plan

Lizzie has presented a detailed mind map which clarifies and documents a range of related conceptual possibilities to explore, develop and refine individual and personal subject matter and ideas in the studio process as discussed in her exploration proposal and work plan. Lizzie begins to explore her conceptual possibility by developing a series of sketches based on the main characters from various Shakespearean plays. In her annotations, Lizzie references Baroque influences and chiaroscuro lighting to communicate her idea of actors on stage.

Unit 3 – Outcome 2 – Criteria 4

Apply skills to explore art elements, art principles, materials, techniques and processes that communicate individual ideas and demonstrate aesthetic qualities

As discussed in her exploration proposal, Lizzie begins to explore, develop and refine her skills in portraiture, using fine liner, graphic markers and black ballpoint pen in order to improve her understanding of the structure of the face. As discussed in her exploration proposal, Lizzie focuses on chiaroscuro lighting, tone and cross hatching techniques to communicate her ideas, develop a visual language and demonstrate aesthetic qualities. Throughout the visual diary, the application and refinement of skills in the use of materials, techniques and processes relevant to portrait drawing are evident.

Unit 3 – Outcome 2 – Criteria 4

Apply skills to explore art elements, art principles, materials, techniques and processes that communicate individual ideas and demonstrate aesthetic qualities

As discussed in her exploration proposal, Lizzie begins to explore, develop and refine her skills in portraiture, using fine liner, graphic markers and black ballpoint pen in order to improve her understanding of the structure of the face. As discussed in her exploration proposal, Lizzie focuses on chiaroscuro lighting, tone and cross hatching techniques to communicate her ideas, develop a visual language and demonstrate aesthetic qualities. Throughout the visual diary, the application and refinement of skills in the use of materials, techniques and processes relevant to portrait drawing are evident.

Unit 3 – Outcome 2 – Criteria 5

Documentation of exploratory and developmental work in the studio process clarifies ideas to identify and evaluate potential directions

Lizzie has presented an organised collection of exploratory and developmental work that progressively advances and elaborates upon the individual ideas explained in the exploration proposal and work plan. Her visual diary is paginated and most pages are dated.

Unit 3 – Outcome 2 – Criteria 5

Documentation of exploratory and developmental work in the studio process clarifies ideas to identify and evaluate potential directions

Lizzie has identified, numbered and evaluated at least two potential directions to clarify and refine individual ideas in the studio process and concisely explain the development of future artworks using art terminology. Lizzie has presented her evaluated potential directions in her visual diary which is paginated and dated.

Unit 4 – Outcome 1 – Criteria 6

Use of selected and evaluated potential directions in the resolution of future artworks

Lizzie presents a brief written outline at the start of Unit 4 Outcome 1 to explain the use of selected potential directions and how they will be used to resolve two finished artworks. This brief written outline is not included for the evaluation for Unit 4 Outcome 2. Lizzie presents at least two potential directions which are analysed and evaluated to resolve ideas and subject matter that will lead to the cohesive refinement of art elements and art principles, aesthetic qualities and materials and techniques in the development of at least two finished artworks that link to the exploration proposal. Lizzie’s brief written and visual outline is organised and succinct and it considers and communicates the planning for the resolution of at least two artworks. The brief written outline, documentation and planning for the resolution of finished artworks can be presented at the end of the Unit 3 Visual Diary or in another visual diary or folder.
The documentation and planning for the resolution of finished artworks is presented for authentication purposes.

Unit 4 – Outcome 1 – Criteria 7

Application of materials, techniques and processes appropriate to the selected art forms and their inherent characteristics in the resolution of at least two finished artworks

Lizzie has presented visual and written documentation of the application of materials and techniques in the resolution of her second artwork based upon one of her selected and evaluated Potential Directions. Lizzie’s application of materials, techniques and processes is consistent and refined and it reflects a comprehensive understanding of the inherent characteristics of her chosen artform as identified in her Exploration Proposal. Lizzie also documents the process for the resolution of this finished artwork for authentication purposes.

Unit 4 – Outcome 1 – Criteria 8

Demonstration and resolution of aesthetic qualities in relation to the communication and realisation of ideas in at least two finished artworks

Lizzie’s photoshoot in Unit 4 demonstrates the resolution of the aesthetic qualities and personal subject matter in relation to the communication and realisation of ideas for her second artwork. Lizzie’s photoshoot and the documented planning of her second artwork demonstrates a consistent and considered application of art elements and art principles and the resolution of aesthetic qualities to communicate individual ideas. Lizzie provides written and visual documentation the planning for the resolution of the artwork for authentication purposes.

Unit 4 – Outcome 1 – Criteria 9

Demonstration of the cohesive relationship between at least two finished artworks

Lizzie establishes consistent, cohesive and unified relationships through the presentation of two finished artworks for Unit 4 Outcome 1. Lizzie’s two finished artworks are cohesively linked through the depiction of subject matter, themes, ideas and aesthetic qualities as mentioned in her exploration proposal and work plan. Lizzie has carefully considered the presentation of her final artworks to enhance the overall cohesiveness of the artworks and emphasise their connectedness through the choice of subject matter, aesthetic qualities and ideas. Lizzie provides visual and written documentation about these decisions in her visual diary for authentication purposes.

Unit 4 – Outcome 2 – Criteria 10

Written documentation that evaluates and reflects on the studio process

Lizzie presents a written document that evaluates and reflects on the studio process. She uses considered art terminology to critique, reflect upon and justify the studio process selected and to clarify the presentation of at least two finished artworks. Lizzie’s evaluation is in the range of 750-1000 words and the document includes visual references to the potential directions that form the basis of her two finished artworks. Lizzie provides a description of focus subject matter and ideas and she evaluates the contribution of potential directions to the resolution of finished artworks. Lizzie analyses the realisation and communication of her individual ideas and evaluates the resolution of materials, techniques and aesthetic qualities used to communicate her ideas. Lizzie evaluates the cohesive relationships between her finished artworks and clarifies the presentation of the artworks. Lizzie includes a discussion of the space in which the artworks will be displayed, lighting and the arrangement of the artworks through illustrations and diagrams.