Duration: 6th April to 7th June

COVER LESSON DURING ART FESTIVAL DAYS: Complete the research project

KEY CONCEPTS: Communities GLOBAL CONTEXTS: Globalisation and Substantiality RELATED CONCEPTS: Boundary and Visual Culture

Inquiry Questions: What methods can artists use to convey messages to the wider community?

Conceptual Question: Does commercialisation of popular themes' personalities and narratives in a dramatic way assists in determining popular culture?

Debatable Question: Are audiences being manipulated by clever advertising tactics that using social and cultural icons to persuade?

Statement of Inquiry: Changing the boundaries and effects of globalisation upon communities can be changed by targeting and informing a specific audience.


3D subject terminology



This is a group project. You can choose between two or three people to work with. All teams must work together closely, contributing equally and with enthusiasm. Many hands make light work! All research needs to be shared and recorded in every group member’s investigation workbooks

Knowledge and Understanding (Criteria A)


Initially, ‘Global Issues’ is a broad topic and will need to be refined. Your final idea needs to be specific, manageable and above all, relevant. The best way to identify an area of interest is to brainstorm/mind map. While working on an appropriate theme you should be also be thinking about possible ways of expressing it artistically. Every idea is good, no matter how ambitious or over the top it may seem at first. Your mind map is on-going, you can build on as your project matures.


What do you really know about your theme? All too often students take the easy option of investigating a theme on a superficial level. This usually leads to fairly ordinary artworks. Students that really research their topic in depth will arrive at ideas that will have far more punch and achieve greater audience admiration and attention.

Think locally. How does your issue fit into YOUR life. A topic that is achievable is one that you can easily access, read about, record and is relevant to you. Topics that are in the media spotlight are going to provide you with a far greater means of uncovering the truth and may or may not support your own beliefs. Research, READ and find that issue!

The research is not just about writing. It should also have pictures that you have taken, observational sketches that you have drawn, artifacts that you find interesting and a variety of designs that explore style, media, technique, theme and composition. In fact written information should simply be in the form of annotations that support your artistic decision making. Annotations should be concise and target a specific thought or concept.


The presentation will be delivered using either PowerPoint, Prezi or any other presentation program.

It will be exactly five minutes long. Everyone in the group must participate.

In your presentation you will need address a number of aspects of your artwork, such as:

1. Outlining your theme. This needs to be very specific. Tell the audience why it’s important. Consider how it relates to them.

2. Describe how your group is going to turn this idea into a work of art, Consider such things as:

· Materials (Why?)

· Significant artist or artworks. Make sure the artists you select are important and recognizable and discuss how how they will influence you Art. It is OK to steal ideas from artists you’ve looked at, just don’t do a complete imitation.

· Size (Why?)

· Location- consider carefully about how the potential space is going to be used most effectively. How will it complement your artwork?

· Highlight potential obstacles and difficulties, then talk about solutions

· Time limitations.

Presentations complete: 26 April

Think Creatively (Criteria C)

Artistic Intention Shows substantial quality written and visual evidence
  1. Set three Objectives you want to achieve. Be realistic and you need to go back to see if you have achieved them at the end of the unit.
  2. Action Plan: A written proposal to tell how you approach the project, including a manageable timeframe to keep the work complete in a timely manner.
  3. Consider your target audience and the function of the work.
  4. Remember that your final 3D work will be shown at VSA campus. Where? Why? How?
  5. Again, what specific theme / content would be? Narrow down your broad concept to a focused one.
  6. Tone and Mood: How the work would create a sense of atmosphere to the audience?
  7. Stylistic devices: What visual elements and principles will use in the work? What materials / media will use to signify the form?
  8. Structure: What construction methods will use to support the weight of the work if it is a giant sculpture?

Application (Criteria B)

Studio Work

This is an Instillation artwork and its function is to fill space in an aesthetically pleasing and purposeful way. Think outside of the box. Be imaginative. Be creative.

Things to think about when making your artwork:
  1. Use your research to drive your artwork.
  2. Keep asking yourself questions. Is what I am doing significant/relevant in telling the story?
  3. Work with materials that you are familiar with and are readily accessible.
  4. Trial your ideas with quick sketches or basic three dimensional designs.
  5. While the artwork may symbolize some thing ugly or upsetting it should also have beauty about it. Consider composition, colour and form. How could repetition or pattern work? Would scale help tell you story?
  6. Get it right. Producing an artwork that shows that its rushed or lack finish is a sure fire death. Master the materials. Challenge yourself and be prepared to make mistakes.
  7. Because you will be working in a group all information will be shared. The groups workbooks should be identical.

Reflection (Criteria D)

  1. Evaluate and comment your work process consistently ... throughout the project
  2. Reflect on your conceptual and technical skills throughout the process, including the final work
  3. Show ATL skills in the project and how this articulate to your learning.

Due 7th June (...which will include installation/construction of artwork)