LESSON 4. ARTWORK

Communicative area: guessing, describing a job Receptive grammar: the Past Perfect Continuous Tense

1. Work in pairs. Write a list of jobs in art.

2. a) Here's the list of some of the jobs connected with art. Match the jobs in the box with their description.

1. Fashion designer. 2. Critic curator. 3. Interior designer. 4. Graphic designer. 5. Historian. 6. Fine artist. 7. Make­up artist. 8. Web designer. 9. Sculptor.

A. They can work for a newspaper or an art publication. They review new exhibitions and art works. A keen interest in both the arts and writing is necessary.

B. They select artists to participate in an exhibition LESSON 4. ARTWORK, per­haps by genre, style or era. You can study these courses at many universities.

C. They influence everything we wear. They could work independently, for a large fashion house or even for the high street.

D. They spend many hours working alone in the studio to communicate ideas and feelings with the world through their art. They work on visual art projects but their work is not com­mercial. They make art ultimately for art's sake and exhibition.

E. They can design anything from posters to packaging. They can earn a good salary, working in a busy LESSON 4. ARTWORK, usually city of­fice with high-energy people in a competitive environment. They usually do a university course to learn things like design principles, use of text (fonts), communications theory and pho­tography. Computer skills are very important as most of their work is created on computer.

F. They research and write about the history and context of art. They can look at any period or movement of art from an­cient art to contemporary art. Often their work involves writ­ing a book.

G. They can design the decoration of individual houses choosing everything from the floor coverings to the furniture LESSON 4. ARTWORK. Large scale developments of houses or apartments often hire them to create a 'look' for the development.

H. They work on film sets, fashions shows, photo shoots and much more. Successful professionals often design their own make-up ranges for example Ruby & Millie.

I. They can work on any scale from a small clay model to a large scale metal piece. They can work on private commissions for individuals as well as large pieces for public spaces.

J. They use their creative skills to design interesting and eye catching websites. Since there are millions of websites LESSON 4. ARTWORK available on every topic imaginable it is essential that a web designer can create a website with flair that will stand out and be noticed.

b) Discuss the questions below in pairs.

1. In which of the jobs above do you need: computer skills, fluent English, ability to sell yourself, higher education, good language skills? 2. Which of the jobs involve(s): painting or drawing, teamwork, responsibility, writing some texts? 3. Which jobs could interest you as a future career?

3. $ a) Listen to Wendy R. Gram talking about her career. Put the

questions in the order they are answered.

What training did you have? Where LESSON 4. ARTWORK do you get your ideas? Have you got any final advice to offer? When did you start creat­ing art for gift items? Why did you choose to become an artist?

b) Listen again and choose the right answers to the questions below.

1. When did Wendy start her career?

a) At 8.

b) Since she could remember herself.

c) At 25.

2. Why did Wendy leave school?

a) She didn't enjoy art class and theatre.

b) She didn't learn anything new in most lessons.

c) She read high school and college texts.

3. At 12 Wendy:

a) designed clothes for herself.

b LESSON 4. ARTWORK) designed clothes for her dolls.

c) designed clothes for her mother.

4. She runs an animal shelter:

a) to draw animal portraits.

b) to find pet owners.

c) as an act of charity.

5. What jobs in art has she done?

a) Book illustrator, clothes designer, artist.

b) Clothes designer, artist.

c) Book illustrator, clothes designer.

4. a) Look at the sentences from the interview. Which of them illustrate the Past Perfect Continuous Tense?

1.1 had already written and illustrated my first book at the age of three, two years before starting school. 2. In K-5 I sat through their baby classes bored LESSON 4. ARTWORK out of my mind, because I had already been reading and writing for two years. 3. By age six I'd been drawing, designing, and sewing my cloth doll's ward­robe. 4. Before I finished the book, I began drawing art de­signed specifically for greeting cards.

b) P Choose the diagrams that illustrate the Past Perfect Con­tinuous Tense?

1. had + been + V-ing

2. had + being + V III

c) Read the information about Past Perfect Continuous on pages 284-285 and check yourselves.

5. a) Look through the message. What could the job of the person who wrote it be? What could Katherine Stern's job LESSON 4. ARTWORK be?

I'm sorry I left without you last night, but I told you to meet me early because the presentation started at 8:00.1 had tried / had been trying to get it right for years, and I didn't want to miss the beginning. By the time I finally left the cafe where we were supposed to meet, I had had / had been having five cups of coffee and I had waited / had been waiting over an hour. I had to leave because I had arranged / had been arranging to meet Katherine Stern in front of the gallery.

When I arrived LESSON 4. ARTWORK, Katherine had already come / had already been coming inside and she was talking to the first guests near the entrance. She was really angry because she had waited / had been waiting for more than half an hour.

Katherine told me you had been / had been being late sev­eral times in the past and that she would not make plans with you again in the future. And in the future, I suggest you be on time!

b) Choose the right tense to complete the message.

6 Play a card game in small groups.

1. Get a set of job cards LESSON 4. ARTWORK from your teacher. 2. Put all cards face down. 3. Student 1: Pick a card and describe the job in the card. The Student that guesses the job gets the card. 4. If you can't describe the job, give the card to Student 2. Stu­dent 2: Follow step 3.5. The winner is the Student that col­lects more cards.


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