Work Sample : Alex

Activity : Visual Arts: Insect drawings

    Visual Arts: Insect drawings - Alex : Grade Commentary

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Alex has experimented with a range of drawing techniques, such as shading, colouring and line, to represent the subject matter. There is evidence of careful and detailed observation in the texture, patterns and variations in tone. Alex has experimented with colour and attempted to relay transparency. An informed choice has been made to create depth, angle and perspective by using an interesting orientation of the subject matter. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade A standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade A

The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a very high level of competence in the processes and skills and can apply these skills to new situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Visual Arts
    Students make artworks that represent a variety of subject matter and make choices about the forms and techniques used to best represent the qualities of the subject matter. They discuss reasons why artists make particular artworks and why different interpretations are possible, recognising similarities and differences in how subject matter is represented.
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