Visual Art Paper 3, May/June 2012  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Main
General Comments




IThe following are some of the weaknesses noticed in the works of the candidates:

  1. Poor Technical proficiency
  2. Candidates found it difficult to construct letters as required in some of the questions on graphic design. Illustrations and imaginative compositions were poorly executed. Perspective and proportion were also disregarded.

  3. Poor knowledge and application of colours
  4. Candidates demonstrated lack of knowledge of the theory and application of colours. Colours were combined without any consideration for harmony/compatibility.

  5. Inadequate preparation
  6. This deficiency manifested in uncompleted or hasty works. Design attempts were not properly finished. Candidates also misunderstood the requirements of the question e.g. album jacket was misinterpreted for short coat.
    These weaknesses identified above could be addressed through the following:

  7. Understanding the elements and principles of art

A sound understanding and application of the elements and principles of art is fundamental to success in the creative design component of the Visual art examination.
(2)        Exposure to quality art works
Students should be exposed to quality art works through visits to art exhibitions, advertising agencies and media houses. They can also subject themselves to tutelage in established art studios or under competent professionals.

(3)        Constant practice
Students should learn to draw at all times. Therefore, it is necessary that they arm themselves with sketch books to enable them engage in constant practice of drawing.


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