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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

PhotoShop Still Life drawings Grade 8

Grade 8 students have recently finished a Matisse inspired still life project and the work produced below was part of their extension task.  There drawings were traced in black marker, scanned onto PhotoShop and bright colors were added. It was enjoyable for the students to do and only took about 90 minutes to complete from start to finish.

German Expressionist Lino Printing Grade 9

Grade 9 students have recently been working on a unit in which they researched German Expressionism.  They created their own self portrait versions taking characteristics of the movement and applying it to their own work.  They then transferred their image onto to Lino and cut it out.  Once printed they were able to work into their prints with paint and later different materials.  A second print was then applied over the top to bring the image in again. 

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Natural Forms in Oil pastels. Grade 8/Year 9

This was a short project that students completed in the last few weeks of the school year.  They worked with a range of natural forms such as plants and seed pods to create large A2 oil pastel drawings.  Some were later framed and exhibited around the school.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Photoshop Photomontage, Grade 10/Year 11

This is a project that I am currently working on with my grade 10 students.  As part of their unit entitled 'Interiors' students are also exploring altered perspectives and viewpoints.  During the coming months they will look at a variety of artists and produce a selection of outcomes in different media.  For this particular outcome they are looking at the work of Anthony Green and David Hockney.  

Students are asked to take a selection of digital photographs (approx. 60-100) of a room they find interesting (their bedroom/kitchen/living room etc...) They were also asked to include a figure -either themselves or a friend/family member.  Students will use the computer program Photoshop to assemble their montages and are able to print them A3 and in colour at our school.  The example directly above is my own and was shown to the students as an exemplar.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Henri Rousseau inspired Frames, Grade 7/Year 8

As part of their unit on the natural environment, Grade 7 looked at the artist Henri Rousseau.  Using water colours they created 3D Rousseau inspired frames.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Mattise room interior paper cuts, year 8/grade 9

Students began by drawing a collection of objects from still life in the classroom.  They then simplified their drawings and re-did them using coloured paper and glue.  Students were encouraged to add as much detail as possible.  They had to include a window and were not allowed to pre-draw their shapes or use rulers.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Take a line for a walk, year 7/grade 6

In this project, students completed timed drawings from still life.  Once they placed their pen on the paper they could not take it off until the time ran out.  They had to add as much detail as they could and every student took their turn to sit for the class.  Each sitting lasted about 3 minutes.  

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Picasso Faces, year 7/grade 6

As part of a portraiture project, students created Picasso inspired faces.  They based their designs on original self portrait drawings.  They studied the work of the artist Picasso and used tracing paper to develop their own drawings to include Picasso inspired features. They created these on heavy cardboard and used paper mache to build up their lines and features.  Once dried they used paint to complete them.

GCSE, Natural forms and Pop art units

This is a collage created from the sketchbook of a student who achieved 100% at IGCSE.  Her first unit was Natural forms and the second was Pop art.  Each unit involved considerable research, investigation and experimenting with different media and techniques.  She also had to reference artists related to the unit topic and create an original outcome in response to her findings.

Mixed media shoes, year 9/grade 8

As part of a larger unit of work, students created these mixed media shoes using a variety of media.  This included, graded pencils, watercolours, black fine liners, collage and colouring pencils.