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AS Art, Craft and Design

Unit 1: Introduction to Painting


Nature Vs Man made

The emphasis of this assignment is to develop skills with the experimental use
of a range of different recording techniques and the eventual development of
a final piece of artwork inspired by the artists studied.
You have three weeks to carry out the assignment including all visual work and
notes to explain your ideas and prove your knowledge and understanding.

Recording and presenting your investigations and experiments


provides the evidence that is assessed towards your final grade, it is
imperative that you complete all work set to the best of your ability
and make your presentation clear, legible and visually enticing to
show how well you understand the themes, techniques, artists &
photographers and demonstrate the depth of your investigations and
your skills.
Your work will be marked on how well you:
Record in visual and other forms AO3
Develop ideas through sustained investigations AO1
Use media, techniques and processes AO2
Demonstrate analytical & critical understanding AO1
Review and refine AO2
Reflect on work and progress AO3
Produce a personal, well-resolved response demonstrating critical
understanding AO4

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Part 2 Deadline:
Final Project Deadline:

AS Art, Craft & Design


Unit1: Introduction to Painting
Part 2:
You are to continue your investigations into the theme nature Vs man-made
by developing your initial drawing studies into experimental paintings exploring
the properties of watercolour, acrylic and oil and a variety of techniques
inspired by different painters through history.

WEEK ONE: Watercolour Painting


Demonstrate analytical & critical understanding AO1
Use media, techniques and processes AO2
Review and refine AO2
Record in visual and other forms AO3
Reflect on work and progress AO3

Watercolour painting techniques based on your choice of the subjects


covered in part 1 of the project.

In the lesson
1&2. Watercolour
painting based on
mechanical forms

Sonia Delaunay

3&4. Further
experiments in
watercolour
Elizabeth Ockwell,
Yesung Cheung

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:


Work from your drawings and
photographs of the mechanical forms
studied previously. You may want to take
a section or sections of your previous
drawings or photos to create an abstract
composition.
Complete an A3 painting inspired by
the concentric circles used by Delaunay.
Focus on colour blending and the way
that the artist uses abstract colour in her
work
Taking inspiration from any of the
themes studied previously, produce a
painting inspired by Ockwell and
Cheung
Complete a painting which employs
the techniques of wet on wet and blend
colours in a similar way to the artists
above.

HOME-LEARNING
Complete
painting
from
lessons

the
the

Create an artist
research page from
those discussed in class
over the next 3 weeksuse the names from the
brief to research who
you want to study
remember to include:
images, keywords,
information, at least one
copy of their work and
an analysed piece of
their work.

WEEK TWO: Acrylic Painting


Demonstrate analytical & critical understanding AO1
Use media, techniques and processes AO2
Review and refine AO2
Record in visual and other forms AO3
Reflect on work and progress AO3

Acrylic panting based on personal choice of subject from those already studied.

In the lesson
1&2. Acrylic
painting- blending
and colour mixing
Fauvists, Georgia
OKeefe

3&4. Acrylic
painting- blending
and colour mixing
Fauvists, Georgia
OKeefe

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

HOME-LEARNING

Select a section of one of your existing


drawings or photographs
Complete an abstract A3 painting
inspired by the work of Georgia OKeefe
based on the section you have selected.
Focus on blending the colours. Use the
Fauvists and OKeefe to inspire you.

Complete the
painting from the lesson
Continue artists
research pageconsider presentation
carefully

Select another section from one of your


existing drawings or photographs
Complete another abstract A3
painting which will work in conjunction
with the first. Remember to blend colours
and include references the Fauvists for
colour and OKeefe too.

Complete the
painting from the lesson
Continue artists
research pageconsider presentation
carefully

WEEK THREE: Oil Painting


Demonstrate analytical & critical understanding AO1
Use media, techniques and processes AO2
Review and refine AO2
Record in visual and other forms AO3
Reflect on work and progress AO3

Experimental oil paintings based on the subject of your choice from your
previous studies and the artists introduced to you this week.

In the lesson
1&2
Experimental oil
painting techniques
Sean Scully

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

HOME-LEARNING

Produce a series of small samples of


different oil painting techniques
Use small sections taken from your
previous work. Focus on blending and
colour mixing. Experiment with stippling
Produce another set of small samples.
Experiment with building up layers of
washes. Study the work of Turner for ideas
and inspiration.
Base your work on previous drawings and
photographs already completed in class.

Complete the
paintings from the
lesson
Complete artists
research page.
Mount up all of the
painting work
completed for this
unit.
Remember to include
references to artists
and annotation about
your own work

Key Tips: How to produce high quality work


Introduction to Painting

Skills/Tasks

What you need to do

Painting
AO2&3

Artist Research
AO1

Presentation

Add more of your own first hand studies to show your


skills
Use a wide range of tones in colour to show more
depth
Blend in/cover outlines
Blend colours together seamlessly
Ensure there is enough contrast between tones of
colour- add highlights and shadows
Add fine detail to show texture and pattern
Use a wider range of brush techniques
Make sure colours a clean/bright
Use the appropriate sized brush for the task
Ensure all paintings are of a consistent quality
Ensure all paintings are complete
Add lots of images of the artists/ photographers work
Use keywords to highlight the main visual features
and conceptual themes
Add information based on the questions from the
visual literacy sheet
Analyse one chosen image using the how, the what
and the why section of the visual literacy sheet
Add a clear title (the artists name!)
Do your own versions of their work replicating their
styles
Fill gaps with copied sections of their work in a
variety of appropriate materials
Fill the page
Consider layout of information on pages
Add flaps, tabs and pull-outs if you are struggling to
fit everything on
Keep handwriting clear and neat or type
Use a consistent style/ font/pen colour
Try to make pages/boards visually appealing
Do not use pixelated images
Make keywords bigger and do not list them
If in doubt keep it simple
Dont waste time double mounting
Cut out neatly and straight
Create a uniform style for the pages/boards

High quality presentation is key 75% of the mark for your work is in the
prep/journal/sketchbook/board, if it is incomplete or illegible your marks will
suffer.