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Art-isan Second Edition


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Art-isan Second Edition: Studio Arts for VCE offers a uniquely Victorian perspective on the practice, exhibition and interpretation of Visual Art in national and international contexts for the updated VCE study design.

October 2018

PDFs updated 23 October 2018. Also note that Chapter 16 was revised in June 2017 to align with the updated VCAA examination specifications.

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Full PDF Textbook

  • Complete textbook [PDF 42.1Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 1.3Mb]

  • Chapter 1 - Researching and recording ideas [PDF 2.8Mb]

  • Chapter 2 - Studio practice [PDF 4.4Mb]

  • Chapter 3 - Interpretation of art ideas and use of materials and techniques [PDF 1.91Mb]

  • Chapter 4 - Assessment for Unit 1 Outcome 1, Outcome 2 and Outcome 3 [PDF 2.5Mb]

  • Chapter 5 - Exploration of studio practices and development of artworks [PDF 2.5Mb]

  • Chapter 6 - Ideas and styles in artwork [PDF 3.6Mb]

  • Chapter 7 - Assessment for Unit 2 Outcome 1 and Outcome 2 [PDF 1.9Mb]

  • Chapter 8 - Exploration proposal [PDF 2.0Mb]

  • Chapter 9 - Studio process [PDF 4.0Mb]

  • Chapter 10 - Artists and studio practices [PDF 1.8Mb]

  • Chapter 11 - Assessment for Unit 3 Outcome 1, Outcome 2 and Outcome 3 [PDF 2.2Mb]

  • Chapter 12 - Production and presentation [PDF 3.2Mb]

  • Chapter 13 - Evaluation [PDF 1.6Mb]

  • Chapter 14 - Art industry contexts assessment for Unit 4 Outcome 3 [PDF 2.7Mb]

  • Chapter 15 - Assessment for Unit 4 Outcome 1 and Outcome 2 [PDF 1.8Mb]

  • Chapter 16 - Assessment for Unit 3 and Unit 4 - external assessment [PDF 11.4Mb]

  • Glossary [PDF 1.7Mb]

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    June 2017

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      Chapter 1

      Chapter 2

      Chapter 3

      Information on Indigenous art - The Dreaming
      Information on the Baroque era in Art

      Chapter 5

      Chapter 6

      Chapter 8

      Information on how different artists find inspiration

      Chapter 10

      Chapter 11

      The complete works of Tamara de Lempicka

      Chapter 12

      Information on finding a theme for art projects

      Chapter 13

      Chapter 14

      Information on the right temperature needed to conserve art

      June 2017

      Please note that Chapter 16 has been revised to align with the new VCAA Examination Specifications.

      30 March 2017

      pp. 58, 59, 75, 160, 161, 203, 204: Kayla Wolf should be Karla Wolf

      pp. 8, 81,82, 86, 183, 184,185,258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 265: Amelia O'Neil should be Amelia O'Neill

      pp. 15, 33: Shenayde Reid should be Chenayde Reid

      p. 20: Katerina Ginis should be Katrina Ginnis


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