Year 9 Art classes have just completed their first Learning Task that focuses on Abstract Art. Students have learnt about what makes up abstract art. They have been introduced to a range of artists and appreciated abstract artworks.
The students’ practical work has concentrated on painting techniques including block colour, accurately painting to edges, outlining, blending and stippling. Each technique creates a different effect from which the students can then apply to their own artwork.
The students were then able to collaborate with their group members to come up with their own abstract composition to be displayed as a wall mural. The medium to be used was acrylic paints on plywood boards. This class decided to work in smaller groups of 3, 4 or 6.
On completion of each individual artwork the students started to get quite excited about how all their single pieces were going to look like all together. The class made decisions about the arrangement of each of the collective compositions to be positioned on the outside wall of the Theatrette as an effective mural.
It’s vibrant, colourful and certainly makes a statement. I’m sure you’ll agree if you have the opportunity view the mural.
Thanks to Joe (Maintenance) and Simon (Art & Tech Assistant) for their help in preparing the wall and attaching the boards.
Ms Naomi Grant
Year 9 Art Teacher