The HS Art Foundations class were reviewing colour theory. Many of the students have not studied colour before, other than primary and secondary colours. Therefore, I decided to create a fun and quick way for them to learn. Colour Tutorials The students had to research and demonstrate their understanding of colour mixing by producing a tutorial. Key... Continue Reading →
We have only had 3 weeks since the Christmas break and now it is the TET break. So we decided to do a 3 week crash course in PERSPECTIVE. Even though this is a 9-12 class many students have never tried perspective before, so I broke it down into 3 small introductory tasks and one final... Continue Reading →
The HS class have nearly completed their final mark-making fabric portraits and they are looking sensational. The students have had a quarter of exploring different drawing techniques from: gesture, contour, negative space, continuous line, blind, upside down drawing and Zentangles. Theses silhouettes were the second formative task and the fabric is the third. Once the canvas... Continue Reading →
Exciting news! This year one of the Foundation:1 Art classes (mixed grade 9,10,11, 12s) has joined Studio A300. It is my first time teaching this particular course but I am super excited about teaching it. Overall, it is a solid foundation for any student continuing with DP and AP art. In fact the format, assessment... Continue Reading →
My grade 9/10 class were meant to finish this week but with all the missed classes from MUN, Basketball and me being in Texas we have been caught out. So I have extended the painting until the Spring break which is at the end of this week. We will have open studio sessions on Monday,... Continue Reading →
Here are the completed masks. They had to create a work which reinterprets a historical painting of their choice. Can you guess the paintings they used?
The grade 9 students are making great progress with their masks. As a reminder they are currently creating a mask sculpture which has been inspired by an art work of their choice. I am really looking forward to seeing them complete. They should be done in two more weeks.
The grade 9 students have been asked to "extend beyond the mask whilst linking to a favourite historical painting". Some of the paintings the students have chosen to reinterpret are: "A Starry Night" by Van Gogh, "Zebra" by Andy Warhol, and "The Scream" by Munch. This project is going to take a while but should... Continue Reading →
Grade 9 has spent the past 7 weeks studying methods and materials whilst also developing observational skills. I encouraged the students to create a marbled background to make their still life unique. The flowing movement contrasts beautifully with the inanimate subject matter. Overall the results are fabulous. I love the tones and strong shadows. Well... Continue Reading →