Visual Art Year 9

UNIT ONE August-December 2013

Unit Title: How do human activities affect environments?

Grade 9: 14 weeks

Area of Interaction: Environments

Significant Concept: Artists and designers change their environment.

MYP Unit Question: How can I use art to challenge what we know about our environment?

Assessment:
Observation drawing-Criterion B
Research and writing task on Tiffany and CR Mackintosh-Criterion A
Painting and printing-Criterion B
Mixed Media-Criterion B, D
Reflection/presentation task (written)-Criterion C

Approaches to Learning:
Collaboration
Student accepts that all group members have the right to their own ideas.
Literacy
Begin to use appropriate vocabulary in the correct moment. Acknowledge diverse sources and points of view.
Information Literacy
Identify primary and secondary sources of information with teacher guidance.
Reflection
Reflect on their development with guidance.
Beginning to use tools to evaluate and improve their work.
With guidance can reflect on their progress at regular intervals.
Thinking
Independently brainstorm and create a range of age appropriate and feasible ideas appropriate for situation with teacher guidance.
Select valid ideas and create effective and logical plan using available time and appropriate resources.

Lesson Content:
Week 1-Pencil sketching of natural forms-cross sections of fruit and shells-teacher demo about composition and perspective and pencil use and intro. Tiffany and Mackintosh.
Week 2-Use of pencil to develop sketches of natural forms in colour and sections of work by Tiffany and Mackintosh.
Week 3-Art critique and reflection work. Use collage to develop a natural forms image.
Week 4- Sketching of shells and man-made objects. Contrast of natural and man-made. Identify patterns in nature. Brainstorm and develop ideas for mixed media piece.
Week 5- Draw prep sketch for final piece and colour-pastels or watercolour.
Week 6- Develop a final composition to show the concept of natural versus man-made patterns.
Use preparation work to develop an idea for a painting or print.
Week 7- Abstraction and the use of texture/modroc in paintings. Drawing up for painting or mon-print into lino cutting.
Week 8-Artist research on textured painting and assemblage (Cornell).Continue with drawing up for textured painting. Colour mixing and practice tasks with paint-colour wheel.
Week 9-Building of sections and application of plaster.
Week 10-Painting with poster paint-teacher demo and start.
Week 11-Painting.
Week 12-Painting.
Week 13- Reflection on work-peer critique and completion
Week 14- Reflection on completed tasks via student presentations of independent and group work.

Tiffany Daffodil Lamp

CR Mackintosh

Geat Wave Hokusai 1

Patterns in Nature china-ricefields_6666_600x450

 

UNIT TWO January-April 2014

Unit Title: How and why has human ingenuity improved our societies and quality of life?

Grade 9: 12 weeks

Area of Interaction: Human Ingenuity

Significant Concept: Art promotes change and innovation.

MYP Unit Question: How can my art initiate change?

Assessment:

Observation drawing-Criterion B
Research and writing task on Pollock and Hirst-Criterion A
Painting, box construction and installation assembly-Criterion B, D
Photography and follow up studies-Criterion B, D
Reflection/presentation task (written)-Criterion C

Approaches to Learning:

Collaboration
Student accepts that all group members have the right to their own ideas.
Literacy
Begin to use appropriate vocabulary in the correct moment. Acknowledge diverse sources and points of view.
Information Literacy
Identify primary and secondary sources of information with teacher guidance.
Reflection
Reflect on their development with guidance.
Beginning to use tools to evaluate and improve their work.
With guidance can reflect on their progress at regular intervals.
Thinking
Independently brainstorm and create a range of age appropriate and feasible ideas appropriate for situation with teacher guidance.
Select valid ideas and create effective and logical plan using available time and appropriate resources.

Lesson Content:
Week 1-Research on Pollock and Calder. Drawing of a section from an installation piece.
Week 2-Action painting with found objects (colour and emotion).
Week 3-Box construction.
Week 4- Box construction and display discussion.
Week 5- Installation and display.
Week 6- Reflection on final piece. Take photos (lighting and students inside the installation).
Week 7- Observation drawing of final piece and drawings from photos.
Week 8-Develop in DW in colour using photographs (photomontage).
Week 9- Develop in DW in colour.
Week 10-Develop photos using computer software.
Week 11-Drawings from the computer generated work.
Week 12- Reflection on work-peer critique and completion

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