Our Year 7 students sent a letter to the artist Yellena James which was inspired by her art work, and they got in response the most amazing set of letters addressed to each student individually!
What talented year 7 students! They studied the work of the artist Yellena James and presented their research beautifully in their sketchbooks. They then made their own scraperboards and worked into them with patterns inspired by the artist.
Miss Silver will be sending some of these images together with letters from some very excited year 7’s after she contacted Yellena directly to tell her about the gorgeous work her year 7 groups were producing. She received a lovely reply. The artist was ‘delighted to have been an inspiration’ and is keen to see the girls work. What great news!!
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.
A work in progress so I will post the final piece once I have completed it alongside the students responses.
My year 7 class are starting a mini project looking at artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao. They have been working on these design sheets to plan their 3D imaginary plant forms. We will then go on to make these out of recycled materials with bold, vivid colours and patterns. Watch this space….I can’t wait to see them develop. 😀
Today my year 7 class had to work together to create unusual, whacky plant forms.
They were given a piece of A5 paper and folded it into three sections. The first person had to draw half a flower head or plant, then pass it along. The second person drew the other half of the plant and the third did the stalk, stem or grasses.
The results were fantastic. Creative, fun and it helped each student push their ideas that little bit further by having someone else’s ideas and inspiration integrated into their work. They had to think quickly and take risks, not being too precious about their drawing.
They will now be painted using watercolour.