IS ART MAGIC??????
Senior 2 students that do not take Maltese or Religion come to the Art room for some interesting activities. Our first project involves “Optical Illusions”.
Here are the works of four students; they are designed to mess with your mind using simple contour lines and the careful placing of a shadow😉
Right, you need to print the two relevant to you on an A3 paper….A4 is ok if that’s all you can get. The first drawing is for Right handed people and the second is for Left handed. Print the one you need.
The second is an image of one of Picasso’s drawings. Please print that ready for your next class.
Senior 3 that have already done this exercise do NOT need to print these unless you wish to as references for your journal.
Hi there Senior 2, please find your new Design Brief here.
Please print it out and stick it in your sketchbooks. I expect to see three different ideas drawn in pencil showing your ideas for a name badge with a moving part. Don’t forget to draw the back of the designs too so that I can see how they work.
You will eventually choose a final idea to work on for your project and design it in full colour but not this week!
ONLY INCOMING STUDENTS WITH NO ART MATERIALS NEED TO BUY THE FULL KIT.
RETURNING STUDENTS only need to top up whatever was used and that can be done from any stationer, art shop or Faber Castell directly.
INCOMING SENIOR 3 O LEVEL students will require an A3 Spiral bound Journal:
INCOMING SENIOR 4 (Coursework) AND 5 (Final Project) STUDENTS WILL REQUIRE ONE OF THESE:
Senior 1 students did observational drawings of either themselves or a classmate. They then researched Bas Relief art work and designed their own. Here is the work they produced:
Students in the Senior 3 Art option class spend the year looking at different ways of seeing and perceiving the world;
They analyse their perception of Edges, Spaces, Relationships between objects, and Light and Shadow.
They learn how these apply to art and how to use these observations to improve their basic observational drawing skills. Here is an example of how this transforms their ability to translate the real world into 2 dimensional observations, we see their first self portrait, done at the beginning of the year and then their final piece. This demonstrates just one method of drawing however you can see that the students are already far more aware of such simple things as composition and the placement of the work on paper. They are concerned with the whole image and the impression it gives of reality.
I am, as always, extremely pleased with their progress and now they need to keep practising to keep these skills in mind…a process akin to updating windows on a regular basis. ;)