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Studio Arts

Transition to Year 11

Welcome to Year 11 Studio Art

Salesian College Sunbury
Your year of inspiration and creativity starts NOW

Pencil drawing, Sarah Johnson, Salesian College, Year 12 2012.

Study Design Outline

Summary of Outcomes
Unit 1 Booklet
Studio Arts Web page link

Study Design Outline

Unit 1: Studio Inspiration and Techniques
Unit 2: Studio Exploration and Concepts
You should access the Study Design and read through
You can find the Study Design at:

Unit Outlines:
Unit 1: Studio Inspiration and Techniques
In this unit students focus on developing an individual
understanding of the stages of studio practice and learn
how to explore, develop, refine, resolve and present
artworks. Students explore sources of inspiration,
research artistic influences, develop individual ideas
and explore a range of materials and techniques related
to specific art forms. Using documented evidence in a
visual diary, students progressively refine and resolve
their skills to communicate ideas in artworks.
Students also research and analyse the ways in which
artists from different times and cultures have developed
studio practice to interpret and express ideas, source

inspiration and apply materials and techniques in

Unit 2: Studio Exploration and Concepts
This unit focuses on students establishing and using a
studio practice to produce artworks. The studio practice
includes the formulation and use of an individual
approach to documenting sources of inspiration, and
experimentation with selected materials and techniques
relevant to specific art forms. Students explore and
develop ideas and subject matter, create aesthetic
qualities and record the development of the work in a
visual diary as part of the studio process.
Students also develop skills in the visual analysis of
artworks. Artworks made by artists from different times
and cultures are analysed to understand developments
in studio practice. Using a range of art periods,
movements or styles, students develop a broader
knowledge about the history of art. Analysis is used to
understand the artists ideas and how they have created
aesthetic qualities and subject matter. Comparisons of
contemporary art with historical art styles and
movements should be encouraged.
Students are encouraged to visit a variety of exhibition
spaces and reflect on the environments and examine
how artworks are presented to audiences.

The Study Design is also available as a direct link on the
Website set up specifically for you: VCE Studio
You can access the website at:

The webpage will have links to Schoolbox, resources,

Unit booklets with all learning outcomes and
assessment requirements, a blog and a forum where
you can discuss your work, ask questions etc.
Go to the website and add it as a shortcut to your
homepage on your device.
Please make use of this site :)

Summary of Outcomes
Unit 1
Outcome 1 Folio work Ideas and Inspiration
On completion of this unit the student should be able to identify sources
of inspiration and artistic influences and outline individual ideas, art
forms and aesthetic qualities, and translate these into visual language.
Outcome 2 Folio work Materials and techniques
On completion of this unit the student should be able to produce at least
one finished artwork and progressively record the development of their
studio practice, conveying individual ideas through the exploration of a
materials and techniques in the selected art form/s.
Outcome 3 Written work Artistic practice
On completion of this unit the student should be able to discuss the
artistic practice of 2 artists from different times and cultures, their
sources of inspiration, materials and techniques for at least two artworks
by each artist.

Unit 2
Outcome 1 Folio work and completed artwork/s, Individual Studio
On completion of this unit the student should be able to develop an
individual exploration proposal to form the basis of a studio process, and
from this produce and document a variety of potential directions in a
visual diary for at least one artwork.
Outcome 2 Written work Comparative Study and Appropriation
On completion of this unit the student should be able to compare a range
of historical and contemporary art periods, styles or movements, and
analyse the ways in which artists communicate ideas, develop styles and
demonstrate aesthetic qualities in artworks. Students develop an
understanding of the use of other artists work in making new artworks,
including issues of appropriation, copyright and moral rights.

Transition Learning Activities:

1. Log into the VCE Studio Arts website:
add it to you homepage as a shortcut.
2. Write a brief comment about what you would like to achieve in Studio
Arts this year and submit to teacher.
3. Drawing activity/test: to ascertain your drawing skills, complete 1 or 2

drawings from observation of photographs provided using pencil only.

4. Creativity activity: to ascertain your creativity and visual thinking,
express the following, using any mediums you like - "fear", "happiness",
"if I ruled the world".
5. Art description activity test: using your pre - existing knowledge of arts
language, work with a partner or small group to describe an artwork
(using art books, google art image search or images provided). The
other person needs to draw what you are describing, they must not see
the original image. (It is also worthwhile audio recording your
6. Looking at artworks. Using the list of Studio Art elements and
principles, we begin to look at a range of artworks and develop skills in
description, analysis and interpretation. Short written description of ONE
artwork to be submitted for teacher assessment/feedback.
7. Read through the remainder of the Unit 1 will notice that
many of these transition activities are listed as learning tasks, yes, that
means we have started Unit 1!
HOMEWORK: (complete any transition activities you have not finished)
1. Research/find at least TWO artists who inspire you. Collect and print
images of their work and write a paragraph about why they inspire you.
2. Collect/find at least TWENTY other sources of inspiration - these
should be images or texts or objects that have a deep personal
meaning, or relate to something you are passionate about. They
might be song lyrics, concert tickets, a scene from a movie, a
photo of a person or place that hold strong memories, a book,
ornament, letter, even your own artwork etc. Limit the inspiration
found from the internet these are secondary sources, and a few

are ok, but they hold less meaning than something linked to your
own experiences and memories.
(On return to school you will put these into your folio and ANNOTATE
them, explaining how might each inspire your own art making)
DUE DATE: First lesson, Term 1!!!!!
3. Read over Chapter ONE of the textbook. We will be using this when
we return to develop an arts language booklet.
4. Look at as much art as you can! Visit galleries, browse the internet
5. Draw, paint, take photographs and be creative wherever possible.
Keep all your work, as it can be included in your folio!