ART SET BY: Ron Pratt, head teacher Wyndham College
ART-MAKING UNIT OF WORK
KICK STARTING AN UNDERSTANDING OF ARTIST PRACTICE
Ten things we can see and learn from Whiteley’s art practice
For Preliminary students, the intention of this unit of work is to unpack the making of figurative representation across a range of inspirational practitioners. Whilst the unit is more focused on modernism & the contemporary, a deeper reflection of art practice is undertaken in the related student research task: Body parts. The final selection of artists by staff for this part of the Preliminary Program are determined in relation to the faculty learning plans for student differentiation
The following statements & questions are derived from this first Preliminary unit of work which encourages students to investigate, question and reflect on a range of artists whose practices exemplify distinctive approaches to the articulation and representation of the body. Investigating these artists will inform the student's judgements and decisions whilst also building skills within their own art-making.
The questions for each of the ten areas are the kick-starters that will generate possible discussions about representation, meanings and practice.