Remember, your students are learning
to be
GOOD COMMUNICATORS -
particularly
GOOD VISUAL
COMMUNICATORS
-
NOT ARTISTS
although some will have the talent to
be that as well

For example, tracing photographs is something many of
us have done at one time or another, especially if we
don't consider ourselves artistically inclined. If
you have an inclination or
need to draw but lack the
skills of an artist, tracing can be of great
assistance in producing an effective visual
communication. Anyway, artists trace for a variety of
reasons too.
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EDUCATION GRAPHICS
AUGUST 2012
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One of our Members, Chris Lloyd, has
reminded me that caution is required about
how tracing is used, and how much tracing
is used.
The following quote is from the VCAA Bulletin -
February 2012, page 35.
Thanks Chris
David

“Where artwork included in the folio is
not student generated imagery, the original
source should be identified. A copy of the
source image should be placed and
identified in the development work.
Students should only use direct
copying, preprinted stickers, scrapbooking,
clip art,  commercial image files, templates
or
tracing of any ‘found imagery’
if they intend to
further develop or
manipulate it significantly
.

Where  there is evidence of an over-
reliance on such strategies with
minimal additional contribution by the
student, the student’s level of
achievement on the criteria should be
reduced.
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