Subject Area: Graphic Design
Animating Art About this unit:
In this unit, pupils explore the use of the moving image to communicate ideas about particular genres or styles of art. They analyse paintings, films, cartoons, illustrations, digital images, photographs and images from contemporary visual culture. They learn how to represent ideas and values using the moving image. They make connections between abstract expressionism, expressionism and pop art of the 1960s and contemporary moving images.
Spiritual: enables students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence and could enable learners to
Cultural: promotes tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
12 hours of classroom based study.
This is based on a 6 week term and may need to be lengthened/shortened according to term length.
Desired Unit Outcomes for pupils:
Most pupils will explore ideas and make moving images to record an idea; collect visual and other information to help with their work; investigate and use the qualities of the media to communicate their ideas; comment on similarities and differences in their own and others’ work and improve their own work
Some students will explore ideas and make moving images in response to an artist’s work or a particular genre or style of art; research contemporary paintings and film in print, digital and video form; organise and use visual and other information in their work; manipulate media to convey their ideas; analyse and comment on their own and others’ images and relate this to what was intended; adapt their work to refine their own ideas and intentions
A few pupils will have progressed further and will: experiment with and critically assess ideas and make moving images that communicate a personal response; select ideas, organise and present information in appropriate ways; exploit the characteristics of the media and make choices about using this; analyse and comment on the context of their own and others’ work and explain how their own ideas have influenced their practice.
National Curriculum links: produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Language for Learning:
Through the activities in this unit pupils will be able to understand, use and spell correctly vocabulary relating to:
• moving image, e.g. composition, close-up, focus, viewpoint, viewer, kinetic, the representation of time, sound and sense of space, narrative, overlay, harmony, movement, rhythm
• methods and processes, e.g. collage, montage, storyboard, cartoon, illustration
• equipment, e.g. ICT, digital camera, photographic camera, film camera, video camera, optical toys, projectors, image manipulation
• genres and styles of art, e.g. expressionism, abstract art, pop art, kinetic art
Writing – through the activities pupils could:
• organise facts/ideas/information into an appropriate sequence
• group sentences into paragraphs which have a clear focus
• link ideas and paragraphs into continuous text
Phase 1 (P8-NC2)
POSSIBLE TEACHING ACTIVITIES
POINTS TO NOTE
• about the visual qualities of materials and processes and how these can be manipulated and matched to ideas
Introduce the unit by discussing images that represent a variety of situations relevant to chronological and developmental age experiences e.g. wanting to go out to play but having homework, being excited waiting for an upcoming birthday.
Analyse examples of images that have an