Monday, 13 April 2015

Junior Cert. ART DRAWING EXAMS - 2015

Instructions to candidates 

Your DRAWING EXAMS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE ART ROOM ON WED. 29TH OF APRIL from 9.30 - 12.30- All project work has to be finished, checked by me and labelled and placed in order from 1-8 in the GREY envelopes for the day of your drawing exams which is Wed. 29th.  This is the FINAL DEADLINE for your ART PROJECT. Once you do your two drawing exams on the 29th April you will then stick two labels (no. 9 and no.10) to that work and place it into the grey envelope at the bottom (so these are the last two pieces the examiner will mark). You need your examination number as you need to write this on each piece of artwork as well as at the front of the large A2 size envelope. No work can exceed A2 size or it will not fit into the envelope.

More info about your exam on Wed. 29th April:

  • Your exam takes place from 9.30 - 12.30.
  • The still life exam is worth 50marks and is 1hour long (9.30-10.30)
  • You will have half an hour break to get your lunch from 10.3- - 11.00 then you need to be back in the art room and ready to start the next exam at 10.50 as the next exam starts at 11.00 (be on time to set up your equipment etc)
  • The Life sketching (portrait) exam is worth 50marks and is 1.5hours long.  (11.00 - 12.30)
  • A supervisor will be here on the day of your exam, so this Friday 17th April I will have your two models Sinead & Rachel D. in to do a trial run of the pose, we also need to finalize the seating arrangements.
  • On Wed. 29th April you will need to arrive to the art room at 9.00, (pop into your tutor class first to let them know you are going to your art exam) in order to set up your desk area with your paints, paper and any materials you will need for your two drawing exams.  As this is an exam you will not be allowed to get up to get paint, wash brushes etc without asking the supervisors permission first, no talking or music also - it is an EXAM!!

I gave out the exam papers on Tues 14th April but I have also added the paper here below :

EXAM PAPER - Drawing Exams 2015This paper carries 100 marks, as follows: 
Category A (Natural Forms) or Category B (Man-Made Forms) Observation 25 marks 
Interpretation 25 marks 
Total 50 marks and 

Category C (The Human Form) Observation 25 marks Interpretation 25 marks Total 50 marks 

Drawing sheets must not exceed A2 size. Use a separate sheet for each category – a total of two sheets. Ensure that your examination number is clearly shown on both of your drawing sheets. You are allowed to use any suitable medium, including pencil, pastel, crayon, pen and ink, paint, marker, or mixed media. Do not use spray fixative on your artwork. If you wish to use a coloured drawing sheet, it must be signed by your Superintendent before the examination begins to verify that it is blank. The item chosen from either Category A or Category B must be clearly identified by its title on your drawing sheet. The time allowed for Category C is 90 minutes, which includes all rest periods for the model. When your drawing examination is completed, place the two sheets of drawing in your envelope along with your 2D project work. Update the checklist on your envelope to show that your two drawings are included. Your envelope must then be sealed in the presence of the Superintendent. Your envelope must not be reopened. Your 3D work must be placed on top of your sealed envelope.

CATEGORY A  - Natural Forms
lichens and/or tree bark 
a fish and/or fishbone/s a log of firewood 
an exotic fruit of your 
choice your favourite flower 
a bunch of grapes used tea bags a bone for my dog cheese/s 
a slice of pizza 
river pebbles  

CATEGORY B - Man Made Forms

rusty old iron
fishing tackle and/or fishing 
coins and banknotes 
worn gloves
 a sports helmet 
cooking utensil/s 
paint brush/es and tube/s paint 
a vice grips 
wristband/s and necklace/s 
false eyelashes and mascara 

Ordinary Level Make a drawing of the complete form or a drawing of a part of it. The part may be enlarged in order to explore its features. Higher Level Make a drawing of the complete form and a drawing of a part of it. The part may be enlarged in order to explore its features. 

The live model should be seated towards the front of a chair, leaning backwards. The model’s legs should be crossed at the knees, right knee over left. The model’s arms should be folded, right over left, having the back of the right hand visible and the fingers of the left hand visible. The model should be looking to the left. The model’s facial features must be visible – any long hair should be tied back

Ordinary Level and Higher Level You are required to make a drawing of the live model showing the complete pose. or You are required to make a drawing of the live model showing the head and shoulders. All facial features visible to you must be recorded in your drawing.

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