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    hi, I am in year 10 and I do art gcse. The 2 units we have done are self and environment. I was wondering if some of you can give me some tips, ideas and some materials. I could use with a range of techniques.
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    hi, I am in year 10 and I do art gcse. The 2 units we have done are self and environment. I was wondering if some of you can give me some tips, ideas and some materials. I could use with a range of techniques.
    Self:
    self-portraiture
    different emotions
    hobbies you have
    your toys as a child
    Different ages 0-15
    body parts (nothing inappropriate)
    clothing
    makeup
    your family

    Environment:
    landscapes
    Different seasons
    the sky (night, day, clouds)
    Environmental destruction
    how time changes an environment (erosion, urbanisation etc)
    Oceans+underwater creatures
    weird animals! or any animals
    Bird feathers

    Materials+techniques:
    drawing
    painting (acrylic, oil and watercolour)
    photography
    Sculpture (clay, modroc, cardboard etc)
    video
    animation
    Clothing design
    mosaic
    different textures (cloth, carpet, wallpaper samples, wool etc)
    cardboard
    pastel
    bleach and ink (which is really awesome btw)
    Photo editing software (great if your school has photoshop)
    face painting/makeup (had a lot of fun with this one!)
    pointillism
    impressionism

    Tips:
    Try to get as much done within the first few months: I was bogged down with art coursework in the Easter holidays, when I could have done so much revision :/.
    Find out what's on the mark scheme and use it as a rough guideline. You can usually find the mark schemes or 'assessment objectives' on your exam board's specification which would probably be on their website.
    Find the balance between quality and quantity. It doesn't matter how amazing your work is, if you don't do a lot you won't get a very good grade. Equally, if you do lots but it is terrible, you won't get a great grade.
    Get advice from your teacher if you don't know how to do something. It wasn't until I was making my final exam piece that I learned how to safely use a hot glue gun :L.
    If you have to do artist research, bitesize has a useful list of questions that you could answer about the artist.
    Most of all, ENJOY THE COURSE. If you don't enjoy it, you will have to sit through 2 years of torture. If you hate it that much, ask if you can switch subjects.
    I hope this helps have fun, I did!
 
 
 
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