Visual arts - external exemplars level 2 2015 - sculpture

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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 91324 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within sculpture. The purpose of this resource is to assist art teachers prepare their teaching programmes and their students for assessment.

 

Excellence

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

It presents 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.

This candidate has shown the ability to:

  • produce a fluent body of work which shows understanding of a range of sculpture conventions
  • reflect on and identify best options to both advance ideas and critically select appropriate materials for each phase of the investigation
  • critically sequence work in order for regeneration to be evident in the developmental shifts across panels 1 and 2

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 1.6MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 1.8MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 3.3MB)

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:

  • critically clarifying and regenerating within a larger body of practical work
  • considering the space occupied by the two large images of the white card diorama on panel 1 more critically to allow more opportunity to clarify ideas leading into panel 2

 

 

 

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:

  • purposefully select sculpture conventions to frame the investigation and to advance ideas
  • make decisions that are clearly related to the establishment of an aesthetic, material or conceptual purpose
  • competently use media and techniques in a sculptural context which are appropriate to the investigation

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 1.8MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 2MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 3.9MB)

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

  •  using a broad range of materials and sculptural conventions of wire construction, as well as two-dimensional and three-dimensional interaction to advance ideas
  • identifying successful options from previous work to begin to develop ideas in new directions (as seen in the transition of the constructed wire record player on panel 1 to the reflected notes on panel 2)

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

  • using specific appropriate sculptural materials/techniques with facility at each phase of the investigation, the control of wire / plaster elements is not consistently assured
  • sequencing work critically to demonstrate regeneration
  • identifying the best options from previous work to regenerate from to advance ideas. The wrapping sequences are an attempt at a new direction, but slow the investigation of linear components (investigated through wire and shadow), resulting in a solid plaster work which does not read as a regeneration of previous work

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 2.1MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 1.9MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 3.9MB)

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

  • using a range of sculptural conventions competently to establish a clear proposition of food as fuel
  • selecting a range of materials with purpose to advance ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 2.1MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 1.7MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 3.8MB)

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:

  • purposefully selecting conventions to provide sustained evidence of convincing extension of ideas particularly on panel 2
  • advancing ideas related to the scale shift investigations seen on the top of panel 1 and the middle section of panel 2 further

 

 

 

 

 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:

  • use sculptural techniques and conventions such as; model-making, carving, scale-shift, colour and weight to provide a foundation for the development of ideas
  • make some decisions in relation to the aesthetic, material or conceptual premise so that the work moves forward methodically
  • use sculpture materials appropriate to the purpose of the investigation

 

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

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

  • using media competently, particularly in the layered surface of the dragon on the second half of panel 1

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

  • prioritising development of ideas related to sculptural conventions over character development
  • purposefully extending ideas through the use of maquettes to clearly relate the larger works on the folio
  • documenting images of works in their entirety to show technical competency and advancement of ideas. The multiple cropped images of works limits space on the folio for evidence of additional sculptural outcomes demonstrating extension

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 1.7MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 1.7MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 3.5MB)

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

  • using sculptural conventions such as; linear drawing and the interplay of flat and 3D space
  • advancing ideas forward methodically to produce a systematic body of work
  • developing ideas around a clear conceptual framework

 

 

 

 

 

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Panel 1 (JPG, 1.7MB) Panel 2 (JPG, 1.5MB)
Entire Folio (JPG, 3.2MB)

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

  • using the appropriately chosen materials and techniques with more understanding and competency at each stage of the investigation
  • constructing sculptural works with practical knowledge equivalent to the aligned curriculum level

 

 
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