Ks3 Yr7Intro to Art questions and Diagnostic project to assess strengths/skills

This tasks help to assess abilities and specific skills in Art. This helps to establish a Baseline Assessment for Art after having completed all these exercises. This should take 10-12 lessons. Please work through each exercise carefully.

The aim of this diagnostic assessment is to look at specific skills used in art.
This diagnostic study is to try to assess different skills in Art. The tasks given are for the different learning/skills in art and it allows the pupils to explore these. There are tasks given for each area of learning.
Areas of learning with task:

ILLUSIONISTIC learner: draw illusionistically, blind drawing and upside down drawing exercises.
CARTOGRAPHIC learner: draw a personal logo (black and white pattern)(use on art books as a name tag).
TACTILE learner: Looking at Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Chris Ofili and Hundertwasser’ portrait works, their use of lines, shapes, colours and textures. Pupils will choose one of these artists to develop in a tactile way using re-cycled materials.
SPATIAL learner: drawing with wire and string, good at sculptural form.
Furthermore, assess the students ability to write ANALYTICALLY and to critically analyse a painting… The pupils will also need to self assess and evaluate their outcomes.

At the end of this exercise we would be able to assess pupils strengths and weaknesses and there are many opportunities in the presentation for evaluation.

1 How to create an illusionistic space and to draw from first hand observation using blind drawing skills, contour line drawing, upside-down drawing and mark-making.

2 Focus on how to shade using dark and light tones with pencil and biro pens and focus on mark-making.

3 a To critically analyse other artist’s styles and techniques and select and question critically, making reasoned choices when developing work from observation.

3. Explore tactile qualities and select a range of materials to interpret a style of an artist. Develop a portrait using tactile materials.

4. Investigate how to express ideas using design skills and design processes and the formal elements like line, colour and flat shapes with patterns

5. Exploring drawing with a 3D structure and looking at shape and line with construction of wire developing spatial recognition.

6. Analysing an artwork and investigating the formal elements used in an artwork.

7. Reflect on and evaluate one’s own and others’ work, adapting and refining the outcomes.

Presentation should also be assessed at the end of these exercises. Students should also always write a heading and the lesson objective clearly at the top of each page. There are clear evaluation sheets and assessment opportunities in the unit of work.

All tasks are presented with Lesson Objective and clear practical tasks.

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