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Ashcroft Technology Academy

GCSE Art & Design

Year 9 – First Coursework Project

Self Portrait Project

Task

Description

Mindmap

A contour drawing of the student’s face (pencil), surrounded by words that describe themselves (painted, watercolour or acrylic)

Moodboard

A collection of photographs, preferably ones the student has taken themselves, that show their unique interests and qualities

Facial Feature Drawings

Pencil studies of individual facial features, not connected to each other. EBI: drawings explore facial expression

Half-Face Drawing

A drawing that completes the missing section of the photo and matches the photo in terms of tone and detail

Additional Drawings

Student’s choice here. 2+ full page drawings. EBI: they explore different angles and expressions. Could be pencil, coloured pencil or ink.

Bill Murphy research  + response

Research: presented on appropriately coloured background and complete with written information about the artist and their artwork as well as the student’s opinion on the artwork and what they will need to focus on to emulate their particular style. Colour photographs of the artist’s work and the artist’s name as a prominent title need to be added also.

Response: completed directly into their sketchbooks or photographed and presented beside their research page; the artist response uses the artist’s style and process but is applies to the student’s own imagery. Again, this should be based on primary source images wherever possible. Upon completion, there response needs to be critically annotated to evaluate. What was successful about the response in comparison to the artist’s style? How could it look more like the artist’s work? What might the student use of this particular approach moving forward?

Vincent van Gogh research + response

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Frida Kahlo research + response

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Final 2D artist research + response

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First Clay artist research + response

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Second Clay artist research + response

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2 Full A3 Thumbnails

Thumbnails are simple drawings that show a potential idea for a piece based on inspiration from as many of their artist’s as possible ie: the colour scheme of O’Keeffe and the paint application of Kiefer and imagery inspired by Hockney. These drawings should be annotated with clear artist references, materials and notes on scale and process.

Test Tiles

These test tiles (made in response to previous thumbnails) should be glazed or painted and presented as photographic evidence in their book with purposeful annotations about results.

Armature design page

A research page that demonstrates understanding of armature construction.

Final Piece Design

The final thumbnail. This will show developments made following their test tile experimentation.

Final Clay Bust

Their final piece. To be completed over about 6-8 weeks, the clay busts will start with an initial armature before applying clay and then refining facial features based on their final piece plan.

Prepwork and Final piece evaluation

Critical evaluations of both prep work and final piece need to be typed and printed and then glued into sketchbook as their final addition.

Task

Description

Mindmap

Any lay out of word web that allows the student to explore their theme. Needs to include an appropriate background.

Moodboard

A completely full page of images that explore the theme, glued so that there is no page showing from behind.

Drawings (4-8 full page)

Students are welcome to experiment with material here, but the drawings need to be closely observation and include at least 2 full A3 page pencil drawings that are focused on hyperrealism.

Artist Research + response #1

Research: presented on appropriately coloured background and complete with written information about the artist and their artwork as well as the students opinion on the artwork and what they will need to focus on to emulate their particular style. Colour photographs of the artist’s work and the artist’s name as a prominent title need to be added also.

Response: completed directly into their sketchbooks or photographed and presented beside their research page; the artist response uses the artist’s style and process but is applies to the student’s own imagery. Again, this should be based on primary source images wherever possible. Upon completion, there response needs to be critically annotated to evaluate. What was successful about the response in comparison to the artist’s style? How could it look more like the artist’s work? What might the student use of this particular approach moving forward?

Artist Research + response #2

See above.

Artist Research + response #3

See above.

Artist Research + response #4

See above.

Artist Research + response #5

See above.

2 Full Page Thumbnails

Thumbnails are simple drawings that show a potential idea for a piece based on inspiration from as many of their artist’s as possible ie: the colour scheme of O’Keeffe and the paint application of Kiefer and imagery inspired by Hockney. These drawings should be annotated with clear artist references, materials and notes on scale and process.

Development Piece #1

The creation of one the thumbnails. This should then be photographed and presented in their book with critical annotations.

Development Piece Plan

Based on the previous development piece and its annotations, this new thumbnail should show improvement towards a more successful final piece. Annotations will explain improvements.

Development Piece #2

The completion of the development piece designed in the previous plan.

Development Piece Plan

Based on the previous development piece and its annotations, this new thumbnail should show improvement towards a more successful final piece. Annotations will explain improvements.

Development Piece #3

The completion of the development piece designed in the previous plan

Final Piece Plan

The final thumbnail. This plan will include a full page drawing with annotations describing how the development pieces have led to this final result.

Final Piece

Once complete, the final piece should be photographed and presented in book. The evaluation (below) will act as adequate annotation.

Prep work and Final piece evaluation

Critical evaluations of both prep work and final piece need to be typed and printed and then glued into sketchbook as their final addition.

Task

Description

Mindmap

Any lay out of word web that allows the student to explore their theme. Needs to include an appropriate background.

Moodboard

A completely full page of images that explore the theme, glued so that there is no page showing from behind.

Drawings (4-8 full page)

Students are welcome to experiment with material here, but the drawings need to be closely observation and include at least 2 full A4 page pencil drawings that are focused on hyperrealism.

Artist Research + response #1

Research: presented on appropriately coloured background and complete with written information about the artist and their artwork as well as the students opinion on the artwork and what they will need to focus on to emulate their particular style. Colour photographs of the artist’s work and the artist’s name as a prominent title need to be added also.

Response: completed directly into their sketchbooks or photographed and presented beside their research page; the artist response uses the artist’s style and process but is applies to the student’s own imagery. Again, this should be based on primary source images wherever possible. Upon completion, there response needs to be critically annotated to evaluate. What was successful about the response in comparison to the artist’s style? How could it look more like the artist’s work? What might the student use of this particular approach moving forward?

Artist Research + response  #2

See above.

Artist Research + response  #3

See above.

Artist Research + response #4

See above.

Artist Research + response  #5

See above.

2 Full Page Thumbnails

Thumbnails are simple drawings that show a potential idea for a piece based on inspiration from as many of their artist’s as possible ie: the colour scheme of O’Keeffe and the paint application of Kiefer and imagery inspired by Hockney. These drawings should be annotated with clear artist references, materials and notes on scale and process.

Development Piece #1

The creation of one the thumbnails. This should then be photographed and presented in their book with critical annotations.

Development Piece Plan

Based on the previous development piece and its annotations, this new thumbnail should show improvement towards a more successful final piece. Annotations will explain improvements.

Development Piece #2

The completion of the development piece designed in the previous plan

Final Piece Plan

The final thumbnail. This plan will include a full page drawing with annotations describing how the development pieces have led to this final result.

Final Piece

Once complete, the final piece should be photographed and presented in book. The evaluation (below) will act as adequate annotation.

Prep work and Final piece evaluation

Critical evaluations of both prep work and final piece need to be typed and printed and then glued into sketchbook as their final addition.