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Year 10 Homework Examples..

Year 10 were asked to complete a six box composition inspired by their natural forms theme. They used a variety of different media to achieve this. A set of very pleasing outcomes. Some are still works in progress. Great work!

Showing your “workings out”…

It’s just as valuable and important to show your experiments and working out when in Art too like you would have to in Maths. It’s just done in a different way! This shows some lovely watercolour testing, showing a wide range of colour mixing skills, getting it just right before it gets put on her actual painting. We love seeing evidence of this in your sketchbooks so never discard it. It forms part of the assessment objectives so is very valuable


Creating examples for year 7 fantastical plantforms…

I have been making my own examples for my year 7 classes to inspire and motivate their work.

The design sheets were featured last week as artists of the week and now we are beginning to make. I really enjoy getting this hands on practical side to our subject and I hope my step by step photo guide helps my classes to break their own designs down into achievable making stages.


Starting with the planning and design work.


Sculpting shapes and forms using card, straws, wire and paper mache.


Making sure they are all covered with a white base, either with mod-rock or white tissue paper. This makes a better base for painting and pattern work.


It’s starting to take shape now, with paint being added, decorative details and textures.

A work in progress so I will post the final piece once I have completed it alongside the students responses.