MYP Arts - Grade 10

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Visual Arts
 
Summary:
Focus of grade 10 Visual Art Course is on the Art Production and Art Criticism. The program includes many opportunities for students to express their ideas and feelings by using a variety of materials and techniques. As students observe the world, recall and reflect upon past experiences and use imagination to engage purposefully in the creation of their own artworks, they learn that reflection is an important part of art-making process. Through discussions and self-reflections student consider the ways their artworks reflect their ideas and feelings. They consider the decisions they make during the creative process, their ways of using materials as well as their work habits. Reinforcing the notion that much of what humans make reflects memories of, preferences for or connections to certain artworks or art traditions, students consider the influences that other artworks have had on their art-making decisions. Students learn how to analyze the structure and organization and how to offer interpretations of artworks. They also learn how to judge the merit and significance of artworks, using standards from individual and socio-cultural beliefs values, purposes and traditions.
 
Units and topics:
Unit 1: STILL LIFE
  • Topic 1 - Art Connection: findings and qualities of the Impressionism, Post- Impressionism and Japanese Art
  • Topic 2 - Art Analysis: Description
  • Topic 3 - Art Production: Charcoal Drawing, Aquarelle painting, Linogravoure Printing, Clay modelling
Unit 3: NATURE
  • Topic 1 - Art Connections: Natural forms in Art Nouveau, modern and contemporary art
  • Topic 2 - Art Analysis: Formal Analysis and interpretation of images
  • Topic 3 - Art Production: Pen and ink Drawing, Oil painting, Silkscreen printing, 3D construction
Unit 2: FACES
  • Topic 1 - Art Connections: Portraits through Renaissance, Baroque, Expressionism and 20th century movements: Photography and New Figurative Art
  • Topic 2 - Art Analysis: Interpretation: How much information does one’s face give?
  • Topic 3 - Arts Production: Pencil Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Linocut Printing, Modelling sculpture
Unit 4: WHO IS AFRAID OF CONTEMPORARY ART
  • Topic 1 – Art connections: New Media and Digital Art
  • Topic 2 – Art Analysis: Evaluation, How do artists make new ideas tangible?
  • Topic 3 – Art Production: 3d drawings, Digital printing and collages, installation Art, video art
Aims: As stated in the MYP Arts Guide, the aims of MYP Visual Arts are to encourage and enable students to:
  • create and present art
  • develop skills specific to the discipline
  • engage in a process of creative exploration and self-discovery
  • make purposeful connections between investigation and practice
  • understand the relationship between art and its contexts
  • respond to and reflect on art
  • deepen their understanding of the world
Assessment criteria:
Feedback on and final levels of achievement for assessments are based on four equally weighted assessment criteria”
 
Assessment Criteria
At the end of year 5, students should be able to:
A
Knowing and understanding
i. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the art form studied, including concepts, processes,
and the use of subject-specific terminology
ii. demonstrate an understanding of the role of the art form in original or displaced contexts
iii. use acquired knowledge to purposefully inform artistic decisions in the process of creating artwork
 
B
Developing skills
i. demonstrate the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied
ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art.
 
C
Thinking creatively
 
i. develop a feasible, clear, imaginative and coherent artistic intention
ii. demonstrate a range and depth of creative-thinking behaviours
iii. demonstrate the exploration of ideas to shape artistic intention through to a point of realization
D
Responding
 
i. construct meaning and transfer learning to new settings
ii. create an artistic response that intends to reflect or impact on the world around them
iii. critique the artwork of self and others.
 
Please bring the following materials to every class:
  • Charged laptop
  • Students’ work has to be kept in Art Portfolios (an art folder) during the academic year.
  • A part of the art portfolio is the Process Journal where each student takes notes, describes the procedure, reflects on the process, and evaluates the quality of his/her work. Students will need to provide a sturdy, preferable hard-cover notebook.
  • We will use Google Classroom as the class platform for communication and assignments

Performing Arts
 
MYP DRAMA follows the MYP Arts curriculum guide, and in particular, drama gives opportunities to explore theatre as actors, writers, directors, designers, technicians and spectators.
 
Students will create their own theatre pieces and will interpret the work of others. They will practice teamwork (ensemble) and the giving and accepting of ideas, and will also function as solo artists. They will learn to confidently present themselves to a variety of audiences in a variety of situations, and they will learn to critically examine and reflect on their own work and the work of others. The practical skills they learn will help them express themselves imaginatively and creatively whilst preparing them for the Diploma course.
 
Units and topics:
Unit 1- Frantic Brain – The Collaborative Ensemble
 
  • Research focus on Brainstorm Theatre Project
  • Establishing Professional Company Practice
  • Devise original work based on Brain Research
  • Create a portfolio
  • Ensemble performance.
Unit 3- Truly, Naturally, Deeply! Stanislavski & Naturalism
 
  • Read and interpret for staging excerpts from playwrights Wilde, Chekov & Ibsen
  • Apply Stanislavski’s theories to practice with text
  • Director’s Notebook
  • Direct a scene for performance.
Unit 2- Breaking the Fourth Wall -Brecht & Epic Theatre.
  • Focus on the physicality of the actor & gesture
  • Examine and identify Drama Elements in a text
  • A Live Theatre Review: Explore techniques used in professional live theatre.
  • Apply Brecht’s techniques to a play text(s)
  • Performance Presentation.
Unit 4- All the World
  • Research world theatre traditions
  • Identify performance conventions
  • Create your own World Theatre Workshop
  • Solo performance presentation
  • Recording the process through film.
Aims: As stated in the MYP Arts guide, the aims of Drama in the MYP are to encourage and enable students to:
  • Create and present Drama
  • Develop Drama specific skills
  • Engage in a process of creative exploration and (self-)discovery
  • Make purposeful connections between investigation and practice
  • Understand the relationship between Drama and its contexts
  • Understand the relationship between art and its contexts
  • Respond and reflect on performances
  • Deepen their understanding of the world
  • Engage in an active relationship with theatre and encourage autonomous learning and exploration.
  • Encourage the growth of creative, reflective and communication skills through practical work.
  • Place emphasis on the artistic process and their understanding of this process as an essential component to their artistic development through continuous investigation, planning, goal setting, rehearsing, performing, reflection and evaluation. (p.30, MYP Arts Guide).
Assessment criteria:
Feedback on and final levels of achievement for assessments are based on four equally weighted assessment criteria.Subject groups must assess all strands of all four assessment criteria at least twice in each year of the MYP.
 
In MYP year 5, a critique involves the skills of interpretation, analysis and evaluation of play texts and professional performance work. Students may refer to external productions or to the work of their peers. Oral commentary is accepted as a form of communicating a critique, among others.The range of assessed skills, techniques, strategies and concepts, as well as the complexity of their application, must increase as students’ progress through the program.
 
 
Assessment Criteria
At the end of year 5, students should be able to:
A
Knowing and understanding
i demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the art form studied, including concepts, processes, and the use of subject-specific terminology
ii. demonstrate an understanding of the role of the art form in original or displaced contexts
iii. use acquired knowledge to purposefully inform artistic decisions in the process of creating artwork. (p.14, MYP Arts Guide)
B
Developing Skills
i. demonstrates the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied
ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art (p.14 MYP Arts Guide)
C
Thinking Creatively
i. develops a feasible, clear, imaginative and coherent artistic intention
ii. demonstrate a range and depth of creative-thinking behaviors
iii. demonstrate the exploration of ideas to shape artistic intention through to a point of realization. (p.15 MYP Arts Guide).
D
Responding
i. construct meaning and transfer learning to new settings
ii. create an artistic response that intends to reflect or impact on the world around them
iii. critique the artwork of self and others. (p.15, MYP Arts Guide).
Evidence supporting student development in all four objectives must be included in the arts process journalfor internal assessment. Students must use the arts process journal in all MYP arts courses. (p.33, MYP Arts Guide).
 
Required materials:
  • Charged laptop
  • Drama Process Journal Students are required to keep a process journal to record experimentation, and critical and creative thinking in their Drama studies. Notebook with a hard cover for their journal. The pages can be blank (unlined) or lined pages. This notebook must be used just for Drama class although many tasks will be completed digitally.
  • We will use GCRas our class platform for communication and assignments.
  • Mondayis when your notebook will be submitted along with other work via the GCR.

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