Work Sample : Jamie

Activity : Visual Arts: Insect drawings

    Visual Arts: Insect drawings - Jamie : Grade Commentary

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Jamie has experimented with some drawing techniques, such as line and shading, to represent the subject matter. There is evidence of careful observation in the transparency of the wings, segmentation of the legs, and the correct body parts. Although there has been minimal use of tools, Jamie has effectively used variations in tone to capture the lightness of a dragonfly. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most 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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