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The most important social function of graphic design is to give identity through visual forms. Design therefore creates a “personality” for institutions like schools and businesses, as well as for products and certain groups of people who have shared interests. Over the years literacy for the eye has been created; a commercial alphabet of symbols and styles known to the consumer. Activists use designs to promote certain issues, for example feminism and AIDS, while designers in the subcultures of rave, hip-hop and skateboarding brought about a change in visual literacy through the mixture of styles and symbols of the mass media and city underground.

  1. To which subculture do you belong? Motivate your answer.
  1. To which music do members of the subculture to which you belong, listen? Give examples.
  1. Do members of the subculture to which you belong wear any specific clothes, jewellery or hairstyles? Mention a few examples.
  1. Which brand names are associated with your subculture? Name them.

Exchange information in your group to enable you to complete the table below. If all the members of a group belong to the same subculture, they must do research on other subcultures to be able to complete the table.

Subculture Music Dance(s) Visual Art Clothing

As homework, write an essay of between 200 and 250 words (pictures and/or illustrations are not compulsory, but are recommended) on the following topic:

THE INFLUENCE OFART ON CULTURES, LIFE STYLES AND FASHIONS

LO 4.4

Activity 2 (Individual)

To design a t-shirt

STEP 1

Draw your design on paper. This first design must represent your subculture. Well-known symbols and brand names may be used, but must be mixed or changed to create an original design. This design can be used for the front and/or the back. A second design must be a repetition of the first, modelled on different lines and simpler, but the two must form a pattern. The second design must be used for the neck, bottom and/or sleeves of the T-shirt.

Example:

STEP 2

After the preliminary sketches for the second design have been made, the design must be done in coloured pencils or ink on a T-shirt format.

Example:

STEP 3 (OPTIONAL)

You may bring old T-shirts from home and use fabric paints to paint the designs on the T-shirts.

LO 4.5

Over-arching activity

  • To integrate the content of the four learning areas you can now present a performance where the rap of Learning Unit 1, is combined with the movement of Learning Unit 3, the characters of Learning Unit 2 and the T-shirt or clothing of Learning Unit 4.
LO 4.6

Assessment

Learning Outcome(LOs)
LO 4
expressing and communicatingThe learner will be able to analyse and use multiple forms of communication and expression in Arts and Culture.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
MUSIC
4.3 explains how technology has influenced music over time;
DRAMA
4.2 uses a drama presentation to critique the impact of soap operas, radio shows or other available forms of performance media on people’s values and behaviour;
DANCE
4.1 explains how dance is shaped by and reflects the values of the times and is influenced by music, place, fashion and technology;
VISUAL ARTS
4.4 explains how art reflects and affects cultures, lifestyles, beliefs and fashion;
4.5 applies skills of media production, while considering target group, purpose and design elements (e.g. create an advertisement, class newsletter, poster, T-shirt, logo or jingle);
COMPOSITE
4.6 combines individual art forms to create a new form of artistic expression.

Questions & Answers

what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
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Source:  OpenStax, Arts and culture grade 9. OpenStax CNX. Sep 15, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11067/1.1
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