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ACAVAM119

Develop ways to enhance their intentions as artists through exploration of how artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes

Elaborations

  • investigating the viewpoints of several artists when making decisions about how they will represent a theme, concept or subject matter, particularly focusing on different contexts, practices, techniques and styles (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • Considering viewpoints - meanings and interpretations: For example - Can you identify implied meaning from the symbols and codes within the artwork? What is a universal symbol that reflects contemporary youth culture, as you understand it? How important is it for symbols to translate across language? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • refining and selecting contextual information about artists, artworks and audiences to make connections between the significance of particular artworks on their art making (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • discussing and documenting their choices of representation to strengthen meaning and viewpoints in their artwork (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • researching artworks that provide different ideas and concepts based on ideological views and institutional theories of design and art practice, for example, the Bauhaus, Chinese social realist painting, Greek classical sculpture (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • Considering viewpoints - critical theories: For example - Can you identify explicit and implicit meanings in artworks? What metaphor could you use to enhance the meaning of your artwork? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)

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