This year, the students have been learning about colour theory, perspective, dimensions and typography through the medium of Graffiti and they are now learning about texture, layering, negative space and complex tones through stencil street art.
We were lucky to go and visit the ‘non pop studio’ in Dang Thai Mai to do workshops with artists who specialise in these two styles of art. It was an incredible opportunity for the students to see firsthand how you can create this popular style of art that is often used today in graphics, fashion and websites, specifically targeting young adult consumers.
It was wonderful to give the students a whole day to learn how to use an entirely new and exciting art material. I was so impressed by their talents! They worked both individually on their designs but collectively as a team. The end result was something I am sure they will remember for a very long time!
To be able to work on such a large scale in a public place requires a lot of artistic confidence; this truly was a unique and exciting opportunity. I admired their confidence to work on a large public canvas with their ability to take risks, to be so confident and expressive. They clearly had a great deal of fun with their artwork! They should be so proud of themselves and I hope they will take their confidence back into the art room next week.
Ms Lindsey Holden - Arts Teacher