Conceived with the Year 1 student in mind, these projects offer a focused exploration of important issues in contemporary art. The projects provide both Studio and Process Journal components and are designed to allow students to build elements they can use in the Year 2 summative Process Portfolio, Exhibition and Comparative Study.
New Foundations projects are based on Olivia Gude’s Post-Modern Principles. Students should watch, I'm OK, You're OK - a brief look at the development of postmodern art before starting the NF projects to get some background on post-modernism. Either the teacher or students will make choices concerning media. Usually my students have a free choice of media based on their interests.
It is also highly recommended that students are familiar with the strategies for analyzing and writing about art that are put forth in the mini-lesson Discovering More About Art which can be downloaded for free from the Thinking Like An Artist TpT store.
Please preview the main supporting video, Pile It On - mining for meaning in layers