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ART UNIT 3

Area of Study 2, Outcome 2, School Assessed Task


Developing a body of work.
This school assessed task will run over the course of Semester 1. This document will guide you to
move through the stages of developing your final artwork.
Requirements:
You are required to complete at least 1 finished artwork
You must annotate this process applying the appropriate frameworks (Formal, Personal,
Cultural, Contemporary)
You must experiment with various art materials, techniques, processes and art forms;
Your folio must progressively develop and refine your ideas/concepts.

STAGE 1- Choose your concept/idea


Decide on the theme/topic that you intend to explore in your folio. (A more detailed way of how to
go about this is availabe in the handout What is a concept and how do you develop one?)
Mimimum required:
Write a statement that explains your concept/idea, why you have chosen it, how you intend
to go about exploring it, and what ideas and feelings you want to express through your
theme.
Annotate using the language of the Formal and one other Analytical Framework
STAGE 2 - Research and inspiration
Collect examples of the artworks of other artists who have explored themes similar to the one that
you wish to explore.
Annotate each example to explain what effects interest you in each and analyse how these effects
are expressed through the formal elements and technique and how they relate to your idea/
concept.
You dont need endless pages of this research.
From your research, list and explain the qualities that you think you would be useful in exploring
and developing your own theme/topic. These should include:

Subject Matter

Artform

Medium

Technique

Use of formal elements


Mimimum required:
Document this process in your folio.
Annotation supporting this process, using the language of the Analytical Frameworks.
4 5 pages is ample
You can include other annotated sources of inspiration anywhere throughout your Folio
You must reference the source of ALL images and text that you include as part of your research

ART UNIT 3
Area of Study 2, Outcome 2, School Assessed Task
Developing a body of work.
STAGE 3 - Collect visual resources
Create/collect a range of first hand images that you can use as starting points for developing and
exploring your theme. These can be:

Drawings

Sketches/thumbnail sketches

Sketches for designs/compositions

Photographs

Random doodles and experiments

You can use 2nd hand resources, such as from magazines or the internet, but you must
adapt them to your own compositions and ideas, not just copy them.
Mimimum required:

At least 6 pages of potential source images that could make useful starting points
from which to develop your theme

Annotation supporting this process, using the language of the Analytical Frameworks.

Reference the source of ALL images and text that you include
STAGE 4 - Develop your concept/idea through experimentation
Develop your theme through experimenting with and exploring a rage of

Subject Matter

Artforms

Mediums

Techniques

Ways of combining formal elements

BE ADVENTUROUS and try not to labour over single trials for too long
Mimimum required:
You must show that you have experimented with a range of subject matter, artforms, media, techniques, and combinations of formal elements.
Your trialing and experimenting should be extensive (at least 30 pages); it is the way that you can
show that you have thoroughly explored a range of approaches to expressing your theme.
Annotation supporting this process, using the language of the Analytical Frameworks. (A good
way of approaching annotation is to analyse and explain what it is about each trial/experiment
that is successful (or unsuccessful) in advancing your theme/topic towards the resolution you are
aiming for.)

ART UNIT 3
Area of Study 2, Outcome 2, School Assessed Task
Developing a body of work.
STAGE 5 - Refine your experiments towards a finished artwork
This section of your folio should show that you are gradually refining your ideas until you have
arrived at the best combination of, subject, artform, medium, technique and formal elements to
express your idea/theme in a visual form (painting, print, etc).
Mimimum required:
You must show that you have refined your experiments towards the combination of subject, artform, medium, formal elements and technique that best expresses your theme.
At least 15 pages
Annotation supporting this process, using the language of the Analytical Frameworks.
STAGE 6 - Complete your final artwork (a minimum of 1)
Mimimum required:
Take sequential photos to document the process of producing your finished artwork if working
with painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture. If working with digital mediums such as photography take screen grabs of your process.
Clearly label your finished artwork as a FINISHED ARTWORK, UNIT 3.
Annotate using the language of the Formal and one other Analytical Framework
STAGE 7 - Final presentation - do a final check through your folio to make sure you have included
the steps below.
The Study Design requires you to effective communicate thinking and working practices in the
refinement of ideas and concepts must be documented with visual and written material.
This may include:
grouping, numbering, dating and/or commenting on specific aspects or sections of work from initial
concept to the resolution of ideas
related photographs, models and/or experimental proofs explaining the sequential development of
work/s in progress
progressive annotation, explanation and evaluation of ideas, concepts and visual directions
work organised chronologically, thematically and/or stylistically to logically reflect the students
conceptual approach to their practical work.
Have you made a body of work that presents broad and creative explorations within the selected
art form/s and/or media. The work includes both written and visual material that clearly demonstrates personal thinking and working practices. The work focuses on creative exploration, investigation and experimentation and includes at least one finished artwork. Students use appropriate
aspects of the Analytical Frameworks to reflect upon and annotate their work. - VCAA Art Handbook