Middle and Senior School Gallery

Year 9

Metamorphosis Drawing

Students created a series of 5 drawings that transition from one form into another. Their starting point was an insect or animal of your choice. They aimed to develop their observational drawing skills, to develop their rendering skills, and to explore creative and critical thinking when implementing the transition stages.

Half Portrait Drawing

Students created a half portrait drawing using grey lead pencils. They aimed to develop their observational drawing skills, to develop their rendering skills and to explore the proportions of the face and individual facial features.

Product Design Technology - Eco Amp

In this unit of work, students designed and manufactured a product that held their mobile phone and amplified the sound. The product needed to be creative and innovative both with the aesthetics ‘and function of the product. Their sustainable amplifier needed to have a high-quality finish and students were required to follow the speciation, constraints and consideration of a design brief given to them in class.

Product Design Technology - Softies

In this unit of work, students produced a soft toy based on a common everyday object. They needed to develop their own characteristics and personality for their object and communicate this through the creation of facial features. Students drafted their own patterns and created Mock-ups to evaluate their designs before creating their final soft toy.

Photomontage

For this task, students explored the application of photomontage throughout art history as both creative expressions and for the various techniques used. Students explored various styles of photomontage such as cut and paste, joiners and contemporary and developed their skills in Adobe Photoshop to create photomontage artworks.

The students chose their favourite photomontage style and produced artwork by taking photos and assembling them in Photoshop to reflect the chosen style.

People and Place

In this unit of work, students explored ideas around landscape photography and our relationship with the environments we occupy. Students took photographs of important places around the school and different environments they share with family and friends outside of school: their brief was to communicate a story or particular mood through their photographs.

Cubism

In this unit of work, students studied the Cubist Movement which was started by Pablo Picasso and George Braque in 1907. This art movement was revolutionary as it changed the way we look at the world and helped to pave the way for new modern art styles.

The students started by drawing a series of objects from a range of angles. They then combined their drawings into a single composition focusing on the essence of the objects rather than their realistic appearance.

They incorporated numerous mediums including willow charcoal, compressed charcoal, pastel, conte, coloured pencil, conte crayon and collage.

Narrative Photography

Students explored the theme of Narrative Photography, considering how we can tell stories using only a visual medium. They explored the photographic work of Documentary photographers such as Dorothea Lange and Max Dupain, Photojournalists as well as Artists such as Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall and how these photographers communicate stories through their work. Students explored popular Narratives and attempted to tell the stories in a limited number of frames, manipulating composition to emphasise key characters and important events throughout the plot.

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