Visual arts - external exemplars level 2 2015 - printmaking

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The resources below contain examples of candidate work submitted in 2015 for verification of assessment for the Visual Arts Achievement Standard 91323 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within printmaking. The purpose of this resource is to assist art teachers prepare their teaching programmes and their students for assessment.

 

Excellence

These portfolios have been verified as within the Excellence grade range.

They present evidence that meets the criteria consistent with The New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007. Criteria relate to the following strands in Visual Arts, Level 7: Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting.

 These candidates have shown the ability to:

  • produce a body of work where the layout clearly shows development, clarification and regeneration of ideas
  • demonstrate clear fluency and assuredness in the print processes employed; the multi-coloured relief blocks, use of mark-making and registration of the plates
  • make decisions that support a continued advancement of ideas related to composition, colour, and surface

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 2.6MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 3MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 5.4MB)

This portfolio has been verified in the Excellence grade range as it clearly fulfils the criterion for Excellence by:

  • creating a range of options for development very early within the submission
  • demonstrating fluency in the use of printmaking techniques
  • regenerating ideas clearly and identifying the best options to advance the ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 3MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 2.8MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 5.7MB)

This portfolio has presented sufficient evidence to achieve with Excellence. To be placed more securely in the grade range it would need more evidence of:

  • consistently demonstrating fluency in the techniques and printmaking, based on the use of multi-coloured relief blocks and use of the grid to organise the symbolic patterns and objects
  • regenerating pictorial ideas investigated earlier in the folio to allow for the final works to be further clarified, extended and regenerated

 

 

 

Merit

These portfolios have been verified as within the Merit grade range.

They present evidence that meets the criteria consistent with The New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007. Criteria relate to the following strands in Visual Arts, Level 7: Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting.

These candidates have shown the ability to:

  • introduce ideas clearly for investigation and development early on panel 1
  • work with conscious awareness of compositional devices, processes and techniques, in a way which allows for refinement and advancement of ideas to be evident
  • make decisions early on in the folio which aid in the clarification of ideas as the folio develops through the investigation related to pictorial ideas

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 2.1MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 2MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 4.1MB)

 This portfolio is approaching Excellence level performance as it shows some evidence of:

  • using dry-point etching and mono-print techniques with consistent technical competence, as the narrative develops throughout the folio
  • making very purposeful decisions about the way in which the blocks are printed to advance ideas such as; the emotional content of the narrative, the relationship of figure to frame, and light and dark qualities in the printing of the blocks

To be awarded Excellence, it would need more evidence of:

  • regenerating ideas either through the narrative, or developing and extending the ideas of human emotions and interactions
  • introducing additional relevant print processes appropriate to advancing the ideas

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 2.5MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 1.6MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 4.1MB)

This portfolio has been verified in the Merit grade range as it clearly fulfils the criterion for Merit by:

  • clearly establishing the idea of transitional change related to obesity and fast food from the outset
  • advancing ideas continuously within the  theme, without repetition, in clever and humorous ways
  • making careful decisions to abandon less successful processes, substituting techniques which can be handled with more competence

 

 

 

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 2MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 2.1MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 4.1MB)

This portfolio has presented sufficient evidence to achieve with Merit. To be placed more securely in the grade range it would need more evidence of:

  • using skills and ideas in the print techniques chosen with more consistency
  • developing ideas into printmaking beyond the reliance on drawing skills in the series of works at the beginning of panel 2
  • extending ideas in the final series of works in addition to the development of technical woodcut skills shown in the initial prints

 

 

 

Achieved

These portfolios have been verified as within the Achieved grade range.

They present evidence that meets the criteria consistent with The New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007. Criteria relate to the following strands in Visual Arts, Level 7: Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting.

 These candidates have shown the ability to:

  • generate and develop ideas systematically.
  • establish subject matter, composition and/or narrative on panel 1 and continue to develop ideas appropriate to the conventions of print on panel 2
  • provide sufficient evidence demonstrating characteristics and skills at the expected curriculum level

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 2MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 2MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 4MB)

This portfolio is approaching Merit level performance as it shows some evidence of:

  • using technical processes, such as intaglio, competently and purposefully throughout the submission

To be awarded Merit, it would need more evidence of:

  • clarifying pictorial ideas on panel 1 by editing, selecting and ordering work more systematically
  • extending pictorial ideas on panel 2 by further exploring the placement of subject within the frame. The centralised placement of the bird or cat within the frame does not alter significantly between panels limiting the evidence of advancement of ideas and decision making

 

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 2MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 2.4MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 4.4MB)

This portfolio has been verified in the Achieved grade range as it clearly fulfils the criterion for Achievement by:

  • establishing a series of ideas connected through a narrative
  • developing pictorial ideas including; the reduction of palette, overlapping of imagery and cropping of content fitting to the proposition
  • using processes and techniques appropriate to the conventions of printmaking, in this case 2-block woodcuts to explore colour and texture

 

 

 

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 2.4MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 2.8MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 5.1MB)

This portfolio has presented sufficient evidence to Achieve. To be placed more securely in the grade range it would need more evidence of:

  • using media and techniques with more control to ensure focus is on the idea development
  • consistent evidence of art-making skills at the aligned curriculum level

 

 
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