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Mies Van Der Roche SCHOOL ClOSURE PACKS (Work to Completed at Home over the following dates – 28.03.2011 – 08.04.2011) Hand in Date: th

Thursday 28 2011


Introduction Over the two week school closure you would usually have 6 lessons. In order to stay up to date with your coursework you will need to work through this pack and complete all of the tasks. When reading the tasks take note of the highlighted text – these will give you tips to help you carry out the task.

Aim The aim of this pack is to work towards the following Unit and assessment criteria.

Unit 2: Contextual References in Art & Design PASS the work influences of art and developments design historical and references contemporary in researching developing own and response information about the appropriately. studied

MERIT identify the influences of a effective contemporary range of historical art and developments design explore a range of the historical contemporary and references researching in and developing response own present well-organised and information about work studied.

DISTINCTION independently identify the influences of historical of and aresearching wide range contemporary design developments art and explore a wide contemporary range of historical references and developing in own response independently present complex about the information work studied.

Tasks Task 1: Artist Research Carry out a search using the internet/library/ books and find 1 or 2 of the Natural Forms Artists on the list below. Try to choose an artist whose work you will be able to realistically copy/experiment with. (Using Google Images and typing in ‘ Natural Forms Artists, Natural forms paintings, etc. Then scroll down until you see one you find interesting) Artists Georgia O’Keefe Betrix Milhaze Dixie Appleton Wahl Andy Goldsworthy

Miriam Larville Margerte Eggelton Barbara Hepworth

Once you have found your Artist(s), you need to research and find out some information about them. Key facts to find out ○ Who made the work? ○ What is the work about? ○ What is/was the work made from (materials/ medium). For example is it a painting/ print/ collage/ sculpture etc. ○ When was the work created?

Save copies of the work(s) for presentation and development.

You should also find and record your knowledge and understand of the artist(s). Try to include: ○ Where the artist(s) lived ○ When the artist(s) lived/ work ○ What 'style' or 'period' of art the artist is known for.

Task 2: Collecting Images When researching you should collect 4+ images of the artists work. You need to annotate and analyse each of the images you collect. This writing should include your OWN thoughts and opinion about the artist(s), and, their work. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

How does the work make you feel? What do you think the work is about? Does the work hold any symbolism, or deeper meaning? Was the artist happy in their life? Try to form arguments for, and against your opinion to give your work depth.

Task 3: Present your research

After gathering all of your research you should present your findings in your sketchbook. Do not clutter your pages. Consider using the following techniques to make your pages interesting and eye catching. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Mounting your work on colour paper Copying an image on to the back ground of the page and writing over it Painting your pages Making your pages interactive by having writing in envelopes, images hidden under folds of paper etc Adding quick drawing to your page in response to the artwork you have found

Task 4: Create a response Select 1 examples of artwork (1 Image) created by your chosen artist(s), using 1 page in your sketch book try to replicate/copy the work. This can be done by using the following methods: ○ Drawing ○ Painting ○ Collage Once you have completed your response you will need to annotate your work. Try answering the following questions:

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How did you create your response/ What materials did you use? Why did you chose to respond to that particular artwork? How could your response be improved?

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Thursday 28 th April 2011 (Work to Completed at Home over the following dates – 28.03.2011 – 08.04.2011) Hand in Date: