The Year 13 Visual Art students have been working very hard towards their final end of year exhibition, between them they produced 58 pieces of artwork and 258 pages in their sketchbooks. They then selected the best pieces to put in their final show, congratulations Pim, First and June.
This week year 12 students are learning about how scientific discoveries have had an influence on art and world culture. Students used chemical reactions to make many of the most famous pigments responsible for great artworks and international land marks, for example they made the verditer green, used to colour the Statue of Liberty; Chrome yellow the iconic hue of the New York taxis and many more. They mixed the pigments with egg yolk to make egg tempera and then painted some Christmas themed masterpieces.
As part of their first term ‘skills’ unit, Year 10 students were asked to produce pencil sketches to help develop their drawing skills and encourage them to recognise where tone is needed.
These drawing exercises allow the students to use pencils in a more sophisticated manner to help create form through light and shade.
Year 5 have been learning about life as a Victorian child in Britain. Poor children could not afford to buy toys, so they made their own. Some children used a clothes peg to make a doll.
Here are some of our student entries.
“We invite middle and high school students from around the world to participate in the 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest! The theme is Making Meaning out of Ocean Pollution, and it challenges you to research, explore, interpret, and say something meaningful about the connections between human activities and the health of our oceans.
This year, we challenge you to focus on ONE type of ocean pollutionand “make meaning” of it through art, poetry, prose, or film. We would encourage you to connect it with your own life, your own local community, or something else that is personally meaningful to you, but what’s most important is to pick a topic that inspires and motivates you.
This is an interdisciplinary contest that weaves together ocean awareness, creativity, and advocacy. Advocacy means taking a stand for something you believe in. It requires problem-solving skills, assertiveness, and most of all, knowing when to call the world to action.
While learning from science, history, and personal experience will inform your entry, there is no “right” way to do meaningful advocacy. Use your creativity to make art, poetry, prose, or films that inspire and empower a new generation of ocean stewardship!”
Year 12 Art students visited the Museum of Contemporary Art ‘MOCA’ today with a focus on portraits.
They investigated the many ways different Artist’s represent portraits, from the most realistic images to the subtle and abstract. This is the start of their new journey whereby they will produce their own self portrait.