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APIS MYP: Visual Arts 2017-8

Grade 7 Grade 8

Unit One Title

Introduction to Art A Introduction to Art B

Key Concept

Communication:​ how we can use Art to AESTHETICS: ​Aesthetics does not only address
communicate ideas. the rules and principles of beauty but should also
include cultural perspectives and perception
through the senses.

Related Concept(s)

Composition​: gives us a means to organise our composition​: gives us a means to organise our
thoughts. Knowledge of the Principles of Art will thoughts. Knowledge of the Principles of Art will
help heighten our understanding of this concept. help heighten our understanding of this concept.
How we can better organize our space using the
Expression​: the Elements of Art give us a means principles of Art.
to express our feelings and ideas.
expression​: the Elements of Art give us a means
to express our feelings and ideas.

Global Context

Personal and Cultural Expression:​ By Personal and Cultural Expression:​ By


understanding and appreciating the Principles and understanding and appreciating the Principles and
Elements of Art we are in a better position to Elements of Art we are in a better position to
appreciate the aesthetics of a piece. appreciate the aesthetics of a piece.

Statement of Inquiry

Composition helps us to communicate and Artists represent reality using composition


express who we are. elements in order to have an aesthetic
understanding of nature.

Inquiry Questions

Factual: Factual:
What are the Elements and Principles of Art? What are the Elements of Art (line, shape, volume,
form)?
Conceptual: What are the Principles of Art (balance, emphasis,
What is good composition? rhythm)?
The difference between organic and geometric
Debatable: shapes?
When is Art nonsense?
Conceptual:
What is good composition?

Debatable:
​Representing nature such as we see it, make
artists more reliable?

Approach to Learning

Self management: Self management -


- Students need arrive punctually and Organisational Skills:
follow the routine of the class without - Students need arrive punctually and follow the
being asked to do so. Students also need routine of the class without being asked to do so.
to submit their work in full and on time. Students also need to submit their work in full and
on time.
Creative thinking:
- Students need to demonstrate a creative Creative thinking:
application of the principles and elements 1. ​Use brainstorming and visual diagrams to
in a thoughtful and original manner. generate new ideas and inquiries
2. Consider multiple alternatives, including those
that might be unlikely or impossible
7. Make unexpected or unusual connections
between objects and/or ideas
8. Apply existing knowledge to generate new
ideas, products or processes
9. Create original works and ideas; use existing
works and ideas in new ways

Assessed Criteria

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding Criterion A: Knowing and understanding


● demonstrate knowledge of the art form ● demonstrate knowledge of the art form
studied, including concepts, processes, studied, including concepts, processes,
and the use of appropriate language and the use of appropriate language
● demonstrate knowledge of the role of the ● demonstrate knowledge of the role of the
art form in original or displaced contexts art form in original or displaced contexts
● use acquired knowledge to inform their ● use acquired knowledge to inform their
artwork. artwork.

Criterion B: Developing skills


● demonstrate the acquisition and Criterion B: Developing skills
development of the skills and techniques ● demonstrate the acquisition and
of the art form studied development of the skills and techniques
● demonstrate the application of skills and of the art form studied
techniques to create, perform and/or ● demonstrate the application of skills and
present art. techniques to create, perform and/or
present art.

Summative Assessment Task


Goal
Students will create their own Emblem (coat of arms) applying characteristics and techniques used in the
medieval period.
Role
You have been asked to design a coat of arms
Audience
APIS community
Situation
This challenge involves dealing with the basic elements used when designing an emblem such a coat of arms,
taking into account the conventional elements of medieval Emblem.
Product
You will create a coat of arms in order to understand how you can represent your personal attributes through a
graphic design
Standards
Your product must meet the following standards:
● Should be designed using the basic elements of the heraldry of the medieval age.
● Should clearly represent your personal attributes
● Appropriate use of the elements of art will be highly appreciated

Content
VA:Cr2.1.7a Anchor Standard 2: ​Organize and develop artistic
ideas and work.
Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with
various materials, methods, and approaches in - VA:Cr2.1.7a: Demonstrate persistence in
creating works of art or design. developing skills with various materials, methods,
and approaches in creating works of art or design.
VA:Cr2.3.7a
- VA:Cr2.3.7a Apply visual organizational
Apply visual organizational strategies to design and
strategies to design and produce a work of art,
produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly
design, or media that clearly communicates
communicates information or ideas.
information or ideas.