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31 January, 2022

Year 9 Artists are working towards a Printmaking outcome

Year 9 Artists are working towards a Printmaking outcome Year 9 Artists started by examining the face, trying to draw the features in proportion, then studying the shape. Once we had the shape accurate, we tried to build up a full range of tone, this helps the face look more 3D. 04

Year 9 Artists started by examining the face, trying to draw the features in proportion, then studying the shape. Once we had the shape accurate, we tried to build up a full range of tone, this helps the face look more 3D.

Students practiced this with pencil first, then moved onto Charcoal which was challenging.

We aimed to show a range of tone and experiment with texture using the charcoal, students coped well with the more challenging media, highlights were added with white chalk at the end.

Year 9 students will be getting more and more abstract with their Portraits next, being inspired by African Masks, as Picasso was - in order to create a Cubist style Collograph print. I’m looking forward to seeing what the students create. After learning to create a realistic Portrait, it is fun to play around with reality and exaggerate shape, create our own patterns and change scale.

 

Ms. Bingham

Visual Arts Teacher