Unit 1 Outcome 3

Interpretation of art ideas and use of materials and techniques

This area of study focuses on the way artists from different times and cultures have interpreted ideas and sources of inspiration and used materials and techniques in the production of artworks. The work of artists from different times and cultures is studied in order to gain a broader understanding of how artworks are conceived and produced. Students begin to compare and contrast the way artists have used similar and different materials and techniques and interpreted ideas and sources of inspiration in producing artworks. Students research a range of resources to support the identification and discussion of materials and techniques appropriate to artists’ work, becoming familiar with art language and with some of the terminology used in art analysis.

Outcome 3

On completion of this unit the student should be able to discuss how artists from different times and cultures have interpreted sources of inspiration and used materials and techniques in the production of artworks. To achieve this outcome the student will draw on key knowledge and key skills outlined in Area of Study 3.

Key knowledge

This knowledge includes;

• sources of inspiration for artists’ ideas and production of artworks;

• ways in which artists from different times and cultures have interpreted ideas and sources of inspiration;

• types of materials and techniques used in making artworks in particular art forms;

• ways in which artists from different times and cultures have used materials and techniques;

• relevant resources and methods of research;

• a familiarity with art language and terminology.

Key skills

These skills include the ability to;

• use a range of resources to research how artists interpret ideas and sources of inspiration and use materials and techniques;

• identify and describe sources of inspiration for artists’ ideas and production;

• compare and contrast the ways in which artists from different times and cultures have interpreted ideas and sources of inspiration;

• identify and discuss the ways in which artists have used various materials and techniques in making artworks in particular art forms;

• compare and contrast the ways in which artists from different times and cultures have used materials and techniques;

• use appropriate art language and terminology in discussion of artwork.

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