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Learning about the Masters

Grade 8 Summative Assessment Subject : MYP Art

Task: Create an informational poster and oral presentation about a modern


artist.

Global Context: Identities and Relationships

Statement of Inquiry: Artist’s personal experiences help them form as an artist.

Related Inquiry Questions:

Factual: What kinds of life experiences influence our artwork?

Conceptual: Can our artwork depend on what happened to us in real life?

Debatable: Can anyone be an artist?

Please have a look at the artists listed below. You will have to choose a name out
of a bowl and create an informational poster and present it orally to the class
about the artist that you choose. We will be focusing on Modern Artists.

Claude Monet Pablo Picasso


Édouard Manet Wassily Kandinsky
Georges Seurat Vincent Willem van Gogh
Edgar Degas Salvador Dalí
Paul Cézanne Jackson Pollock
Pierre Auguste Renoir Andy Warhol
Edvard Munch Mark Rothko
Gustav Klimt Roy Lichtenstein
Henri Matisse

Please answer the following questions on your poster.

1. When and where was your artist born and when and where did they die?
2. What was their main style of creating art or what movement did they
create? (ex. Impressionism, Cubism, Pop Art)
3. Give a short definition of the movement they worked with.
4. What medium did they work with? (What kind of materials did they
mostly use)?
5. Write about some interesting information about the artist (fun facts).
6. Who are three other artists that your artist may have worked with and
may have been influenced by?
7. Find a portrait of your artist.
8. Find at least 3 pieces of artwork created by your artist and discuss why
you chose them to represent your artist on the poster. You should also
about each piece of art, discussing why the artist created it.

Score MYP Level Descriptor Task Specific Clarifications

Criterion A Criterion A

The student does not reach a standard described by The student does not reach a standard described by any of
any of its descriptors below. its descriptors below.
0

The student: The student:

1-2 i. demonstrates limited knowledge of the art form  demonstrates limited use of appropriate
studied, including concepts, processes and limited vocabulary when discussing their artist,
use of appropriate language. forgetting to use new terminology while
answering questions relating to the artist.
ii. demonstrates limited knowledge of the role of  ii. demonstrates limited awareness of how
the art form in original or displaced context. influences played a role in the artist’s life
iii. demonstrates limited use of acquired and career.
knowledge to inform his or her artwork.  iii. demonstrates limited understanding of why
the artist created the example pieces of art.
The student: The student:

3-4 i. demonstrates adequate knowledge of the art  demonstrates adequate use of appropriate
form studied, including concepts, processes and vocabulary when discussing their artist, using
adequate use of appropriate language. minimal new terminology while answering
questions relating to the artist.
ii. demonstrates adequate knowledge of the role  ii. demonstrates adequate awareness of how
of the art form in original or displaced context. influences played a role in the artist’s life and
iii. demonstrates adequate use of acquired career .
knowledge to inform his or her artwork.  iii. demonstrates adequate understanding of why
the artist created the example pieces of art..
The student: The student:

5-6 i. demonstrates substantial knowledge of the art  demonstrates substantial use of appropriate
form studied, including concepts, processes and vocabulary when discussing their artist, using
substantial use of appropriate language. some new terminology while answering
questions relating to the artist..
ii. demonstrates substantial knowledge of the role  ii. demonstrates substantial awareness of how
of the art form in original or displaced context. influences played a role in the artist’s life and
iii. demonstrates substantial use of acquired career .
knowledge to inform his or her artwork.  iii. demonstrates substantial understanding of
why the artist created the example pieces of art..
The student: The student:

7-8 i. demonstrates excellent knowledge of the art  demonstrates excellent use of appropriate
form studied, including concepts, processes and vocabulary when discussing their artist, freely
excellent use of appropriate language. using new terminology while answering
questions relating to the artist.
ii. demonstrates excellent knowledge of the role of  ii. demonstrates excellent awareness of how
the art form in original or displaced context. influences played a role in the artist’s life and
iii. demonstrates excellent use of acquired career .
 iii. demonstrates excellent understanding of why
knowledge to inform his or her artwork. the artist created the example pieces of art..

Relevant MYP Command Term Definitions:

Create – Evolve from one’s own thought or imagination, as a work or an invention.


Define – Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quality.
Describe – Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process.
Design – Produce a plan, simulation or model.