Visual Arts Grade 9 Research and Collage/drawing

Subject Area: K-10 Visual Arts
Author: Chris Drummond, Isaac Mercado, Tahlia Jolly, Rohan Schwartz


Year 8 students will choose an artwork from the cubist movement, explore the historical context surrounding the art movement, and use the chosen art piece as the beginning for a drawing. The students will discuss themes relevant to the movement and ways of visually representing those ideas through objective drawing and style. The students will explore the use of line and texture, cropping and balance.


  • Explore contextual factors influencing the work of an artist within in a specific art style
  • Experiment with manipulation of materials
  • Experiment with use of elements and principles to express a theme in an artwork
  • Reflect on the artmaking process and how it informs aesthetics


  1. Produce one research page in folio
  2. Make a collage/drawing
  3. Present final artwork and research to class

Curriculum Links

Domain: Visual Arts

Strand: Visual Art Practices

Procedural Properties





The purpose of this assessment is to assess the students’ ability to respond to artworks from the cubist movement, and to plan and produce individual artworks in response to historical artworks. The task is appropriate as it will provide opportunity to elicit evidence from students of their learning. The assessment project will be carried out over a period of three weeks and hence many of the common causes of noise should be equalised, making the assessment results as accurate as possible.




This task will be administered during visual art classes over the duration of a three week unit. Following an introduction to the cubist movement, exploring historic contexts, artistic styles and concepts, artworks will be developed over this unit are appropriately timed. Under supervision of the classroom teacher, students will undertake the task individually, with equitable access to resources and equipment. Given that the art room will be a noisy and active working environment, with students collaging and drawing, this should not negatively impact on the accuracy of the results. This assessment was developed with recognition students’ current abilities and key skills, with adequate opportunity their display of ability.



Students experimentation with materials, techniques and processes will be recorded within their folios, and this will contribute to their overall assessment. The students’ works will be formatively assessed through verbal feedback through the art making process and observations will be recorded and contribute in their final submission at the end of the task. Their final feedback and marks will be recorded to contribute to their overall report at the end of semester.


The assessment evidence will be interpreted as a mark and grade which was provided to the students and parents at the conclusion of the assessment. Written feedback will be provided to each student in order to provide scaffolding for ongoing learning.




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