Looking back – year 10’s

Before I post current projects from this years class, I thought I’d showcase some of the work I have done at this level in the past. The subject is Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, and usually I try and do 2 tasks of each medium. Last year we completed a mural project for the school yard, so we had to cut right back on individual tasks, and the students have voted to do that again this year. Its great they can leave a lasting legacy of their work at the school. One of the fun projects I have introduced at this year level is Zentangles – almost unheard of in Australia, I stumbled across the concept online and have used it with year 7’s also. This year we are building on it again, doing figurative drawings of animals with zentangle details, but originally we stuck to the abstract concept… We also do Heidelberg School (Australian Impressionists) paintings and both lino printing and dry point etching.

Zentangles:

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Heidelberg School Paintings

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Printmaking – Lino Cut and Dry Point Etching

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Collaborative Murals – These are displayed around the school in Locker Bays and on the wall of the Canteen.

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Looking back

Well, we are a couple of weeks into the year, and  today was the first time I have thought about the blog – it’s been busy! So before I write my first post about the work we are doing this year, I thought I might do a few posts highlighting some of my favourite student work from my classes in the last few years.

So today I want to look at some Year 7 work.  In the past, we have tended to concentrate on just a few major projects throughout the semester, but this year I want to include more fun, engaging, educational short term tasks as well.  So there will probably be quite a difference in the Year 7 work I post this year.  But here is some of my favourite work from previous classes……

The first project was a Pop Art inspired painting that we worked on during a transition task based on the book ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. The Linocut Prints were designed under the theme ‘The Fish That John West Reject’, and were inspired by photographs of freaky deep sea fish. The final paintings were from a Post Impressionism unit.