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titleCeramics


 

This course involves an investigation and application of a variety of techniques for the making of ceramic sculpture. Students will create and make a collection of finished works addressing individually developed ideas.

Processes that inform the study of ceramics include a range of hand building and decorating techniques as well as use of colouring and glazing methods. Through their art production and art responding work, students will expand on their knowledge of  possibilities for further investigation.

Students will investigate the cultural contexts and ideas of modern and contemporary artists in order to develop concepts and designs within their own work.

Students will be assessed on their production of ceramic pieces, their design folio, visual analysis and a research assignment.


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titleDrawing




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This course involves the exploration of a variety of mediums media to develop student’s’ drawing skills. Mediums Media explores include pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, crayon and watercolour. The class will be focussed on the production of a number of finished works following a series of developmental lessons. Units of work will relate to skill development, still life, object drawing, outdoor sketching, figure drawing and manga. Art analysis and presentation are also important components of the course.

Assessment will address the completion of:

1. A series of thematic works in a variety of mediumsmedia. The students will support their finished drawings with a series of preparatory works.

2. Completion of a research assignment and oral presentation focusing on an artist from the Modern era.

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