Reflection Week for "Structures".

posted 15 Oct 2015, 21:00 by Neil Pettitt   [ updated 15 Oct 2015, 21:00 ]
Next week the school has it's first Reflection Week of the academic year. This will allow students to think about what they have learnt, consider the journey they have come on during the course of the unit and apply new skills to specific challenges.

The way the IMYC is set up means that Middle Years learning will not always allow us to reflect at the same time as the rest of the school. Fortunately this time round it does. 

To allow us to link to the Big Idea beyond the subjects covered in the unit students are going to link their ideas to Art. Learning objectives will include:

Knowledge:


I know that different techniques and materials in art can give rise to different artistic effects.

I know how different artists use different structures to create different reactions from their audience. (Be able to evaluate their initial artistic products and adjust the work to better suit their expression (IMYC Art 4.9)).

I know that the reaction of an audience to art is directly related to structures not only of the art but the context of that art.

I know that structure in art can refer composition or media or form.


Skills:


I am able to design a piece of art using chosen structures to create a chosen effect.

I am able to discuss the reasons I felt my design would have the effect I wanted.

(Be able to create an original work of art using a variety of processes, materials, tools and media to express their ideas, thoughts, emotions and views of the world (IMYC Art 4.7)).


Understanding:

I understand a range of artists’ work and the structures they have used.


To give the week a structure that fits in with the rest of the school the activities will be broken down into four clearly identified sections:


Reflect: Students identify key aspects of their knowledge, skills and understanding which they felt gave them a better grasp of the Big Idea "Formal arrangements and relationships (structures) underpin or give organisation to complex issues". Students will collect the best ideas to a central area where all the class can use those ideas to inform the remainder of the Reflection Week.


Identify: Students identify areas in which they feel the Big Idea "Formal arrangements and relationships (structures) underpin or give organisation to complex issues" can link to art based on the knowledge, skills and understanding they have discussed previously. Are there clear examples of where artists have shown either structure in their design or composition to illustrate something that reflects the Big Idea.


Learn:  Students to research how individual artists use(d) form and structure to drive their art in whatever was their chosen media. How could this allow them to produce their own piece of art that illustrates the Big Idea "Formal arrangements and relationships (structures) underpin or give organisation to complex issues"and what it means to them?


Explain: Students to design and produce a piece of artwork which they can explain and justify links to the Big Idea "Formal arrangements and relationships (structures) underpin or give organisation to complex issues" in their minds based on the learning they have undertake. They are then able to reflect on this as part of the build up to their Media Project.

Students will look to present their artwork in the form of a gallery exposition where the supplement their art with explanations of the thought processes behind them.