Year 12 Art: Creative Practice Units 3 and 4
In Art: Creative Practice you will create a Body of Work that explores an idea, theme or subject matter of your choice. You will develop your own practice through researching and responding to other artists. Your Creative Practice includes all your creative work from sketches, notes and ideas through to finished artworks. You will learn to document and evaluate your practice while interpreting meaning and taking inspiration from other artists.
Unit 3 Art: Creative Practice starts with making an artwork that responds to an existing artwork or idea. This finished artwork will begin your Body of Work which you will complete in Unit 4. You will share your work with your peers for feedback in both Unit 3 & 4. You will learn about the different ways artists explore ideas, issues and themes in their practices. You will learn to apply the interpretive lenses to analyse artworks and the Creative Practice to produce finished artworks.
Who is it for?
This subject focuses on art and ideas; making and responding to them, researching and investigating them. This subject is for students who love art.
Students who are interested in art as expression, who make art that expresses ideas. Students who love learning about artists and looking at art to decipher its meaning. Students who want to understand where their art practice fits in within the story of art.
Students who have strong ideas about art and want to develop them further. Lastly, this subject is for students who want to continue art making as a lifelong practice.
What do you do?
Documenting art making, responding to existing artworks and ideas, comparing contemporary and historical artists, evaluating and presenting work, refining, resolving and finishing artworks.
What skills do you need?
Any artistic skills or ideas as well as some research and discussion skills for discussing your own and other artists’ work
What skills do you develop?
This subject teaches you to develop your own creative practice. This means it teaches ways to document, reflect on, develop and grow your own creativity. This subject also develops analytical skills to discuss your own and other artworks as well as your opinion on art.
Internet access is essential as all course content is online and submissions are made through the online class.
- An A3 Visual Diary or digital storage system (such as hard drive or Google storage)
- Access to some basic materials for art making; such as pencils (coloured & greylead), pens, textas, paints (watercolour, gouache, acrylic, oil), inks and other materials
- Access to safe area for art making; i.e. enough space & OH&S compliant (for example if a student works with oil paint or resin they will require ventilated space)
- Access to camera or good camera phone to upload photos of your art to VSVOnline
Things to think about
This is a heavy folio-based subject, this means you will be spending a lot of time art making and documenting it. Please consider if you are selecting multiple Visual Art subjects (VCD, Art: CP or Art: M&E) that this will be a lot of work in folios, this may be preferable to writing essays or completing tests depending on your learning style.
Any prior art making and learning experience would be a bonus, History and English skills also a bonus for writing about art and understanding its history.
Things you can do now
- Start researching and gathering information about your favourite artists and artworks now, see how much information you can find on them!
- Start experimenting with the kind of art making you enjoy and working out which materials you like working with. (Experiments can be anything, just get creative!)