Sunday, 31 March 2013

Visual Arts for Yr9 BTEC

What is the Visual Arts?
The visual arts are those creations we can look at, such as a drawing or a painting. Art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature.

The visual arts contains some of the following:
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Film/Video and Film Making
  • CAD – Computer Aided Design (since the 1960’s)
  • Collage
  • Printmaking to name but a few.
However, there are many more that can be added to this list.

What is Painting?
Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, colour or other medium to a surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and fingers/hands can be used.
•In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action.
Van Gogh, Sunflowers
Da Vinci, Mona Lisa
Picasso, Weeping Woman
What is drawing?
Drawing is a form of visual art that makes use of any number of drawing instruments, such as a pencil, charcoal stick, ink pen, graphite stick, crayons, coloured pencils, chalk or pastels to make marks on a two-dimensional medium (paper).
The instrument leaves a small amount of material on the two-dimensional medium (paper) by leaving a visible mark .   
Steven Wilshire
Steven Wiltshire
M C Escher
M C Escher
What is Photography?
Photography is the art, science, and practice of creating images by recording light, either chemically on photographic film (light sensitive), or electronically by means of an image sensor (digital).
•A lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure.
•The history of photography commenced with the invention and development of the camera and the creation of permanent images starting with Thomas Wedgwood in 1790 and culminating in the work of the French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826.
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's earliest surviving camera photograph, c1826:
View from the Window at Le Gras’ (Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France)
Create a VISUALLY interesting 3 page spread (a page for each visual art, drawing, painting and photography) on ‘The Visual Arts’ – plan your pages and background before you stick any work down.
Task 1…
Create an interesting title ‘The Visual Arts’
Task 2…
Ensure you include what each visual art is from the previous slides.
Task 3…
Include hand drawn and/or colour printed examples – annotate these examples.

1.You must produce a visually interesting page on ‘The Visual Arts’.
2.You must include a selection of printed and/or hand drawn examples of painting, drawing and photography.
3.You must annotate your page and examples.
4.Must be in colour.
5.You must include what ‘The Visual Arts’ are – use the descriptions on the previous slides. 

Until next time Miss C x

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