Bateman Gold Unit 1 Part A

Arts Award Gold Qualification Specification Checklist – Melanie will up

  •  identification of a main art form/practice and development of skills within a new art form – DONE
  • ◗  development of new arts pathways
  • ◗  understanding of the relationship of their own arts activity to current arts practice
  • ◗  a new piece of art work or arts practice
  • ◗  sharing the new work
  • ◗  how to collect feedback and evaluate their overall development

This could include:

  • ◗  details of their main art form/practice – DONE
  • ◗  details of the new art form/practice and why they have chosen it
  • ◗  a skills development plan
  • ◗  evidence of working with a practitioner experienced within the new art form or arts practice – DONE
  • ◗  evidence of progress
  • ◗  evidence of the new work
  • ◗  evidence of sharing the new work
  • ◗  feedback from others
  • ◗  a final review, including reflection on the new skills developed and the influence they have had on their main art form/practice

My art form

My main art form is Photography.

My new art form will be Surrealism.

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Introduction

My Strengths and Weaknesses

My strengths

Fine Detailed Work – A student at my school held a drawing contest and I ended up winning. I submitted a picture of two dogs and a toad. The organiser of the competition noted that I had paid attention to detail.

Telling a story with art work – When I visited the Tate Modern, I felt inspired by Olafur Eliasson’s tunnel of fog which led me to make a mood board which conveyed a story from pictures I found of the exhibition.

Expressing emotion – In GCSE media studies, I made an advert about old age and loneliness, and how it could be prevented. In the advert, I took a picture of a dim empty cup with a black background and a faint hand holding the cup, saying the percentage of seniors who feel they have no one to talk to.

Creating abstract or surreal art – In my Philosophy lessons I like to use surreal artwork to aid my work. I have made several revision posters using surrealist drawings.

My weaknesses

I would like to develop these skills in my Gold Arts Award project

  • Using studio equipment independently
  • Using Photoshop independently
  • Understanding light and shadow
  • Working in black and white and using contrast
  • Choosing the right materials
  • Being free and experimental

How my project will help me to achieve my goals

Using studio equipment independently – I will have to practice this in order to take my photos.

Using Photoshop independently – I Will be editing my pictures so I will pick up what different features are which.

Understanding light and shadow –

Working in black and white and using contrast –

Choosing the right materials –

Being free and experimental –

Evidence of Progress

Working with a practitioner: Melanie Jones, abstract photographer.

About Melanie

Melanie Jones is…

Pictures from Melanie’s website

The first picture I have chosen shows surrealism a lot, because a ladder would normally not be seen on a beach, it feels out of place. I like how the background is misty, it gives off slightly eerie vibes which often goes hand in hand with surreal photography. I hope to learn how to create different feelings in my photos, like Melanie has with the mist. I have included some other photos I like that demonstrate Melanie’s ability with abstract photos.

About the project

Melanie gave me a brief that would help me to learn new surrealism skills:

BRIEF PHOTO

For this project I used photography to capture pictures and Photoshop to edit the pictures to get the desired surrealist effects I wanted. I researched beforehand into different surrealist photography to give me an idea of what i’m doing and to also to get inspiration.

Learning how to use the studio equipment and camera

My school received new studio equipment and camera which I took part off setting up almost completely independently, this was a useful experience and a good lesson to learn, navigating around problems that I encountered helped me learn to adapt and learn more about the equipment itself.

I took pictures of Aiden to practice different types of lighting. In particular I was focusing on 3 point lighting. I also watched other students use different types of lighting so I picked up on quite a few different types of lighting, and how to set the lights themself up.

YOU COULD EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIGHTING YOU LEARNT:

One point lighting –

Three Point Lighting –

Backlighting –

Three point lighting with hair lighting –

My photo of Aidan using three point lighting.

Planning my mini-project

Put your lighting diagrams for your Kristin shoot here and describe how you got the plague mask. Explain why you chose to use a three point lighting set up.

Taking the images

We can add a gallery of the unedited images here. You should also describe the process of taking the pictures a little.

Editing the images

Describe how you edited the pictures. We can also put a couple of screenshots of you editing the work in Photoshop.

The final images from this mini project

Put a gallery of the final images here.

Feedback from Melanie

I will write some feedback on your project here and explain how you met the brief.

How this project helped me to achieve my goals

Using studio equipment independently –

Using Photoshop independently –

Understanding light and shadow –

Working in black and white and using contrast –

Choosing the right materials –

Being free and experimental –

Preparing for the New Work

Generating Ideas

My project plan

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To create my project I will:

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To evaluate the success of my project I will:

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How my project will use my strengths

Fine Detailed Work –

This will make sure I pay close attention to all the small details, which then adds up into the bigger picture.

Telling a story with art work –

Expressing emotion –

Creating abstract or surreal art –

As I am doing surreal photography, this will come in handy as i already have some previous experience with it.

Specific research and planning – Learning new skills

Shopping / Visits / gathering materials etc.

The Plans

Creating The New Work

Creation and ongoing evaluation

Overcoming Challenges

Editing / Post Production

Photographing the Work

Click here to see my online exhibition!

Feedback

Feedback surveys and reaction from others

My Evaluation of this project

How I used my strengths

How I improved on my weaknesses

Unit 1 – Part B

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