Category Archives: classes

a house, a person, a tree…

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This is a nice exercise,  especially at the beginning of a course. You get your students to draw a picture of; a house, a person, a tree, a bush, flowers and then 5 more elements of their choosing.

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I give them only one pen to make the drawing which forces them more to think of the drawing and contents, i also try to make them sit separately and copying is forbidden!!!

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The idea is to show them that even if the drawings are all of the same subject, they can produce very different and individual works…

IMG_9436I really love the gothic nature of this one by Markmalli…a very individual thinker.

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proud artists…

Some of the proud artists of the previous post, with their works. I actually find it very important to photograph the kids with their work. It gives them a real sense of pride which i think you can see in their faces, click on individual images for a better view:

 

the transformation of a name…

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Have not done this for a couple of years…I get the kids to write their name down the centre of a page and then trace a mirror image of it. The drawing is then turned vertically and they must transform it into a new drawing. Maybe its a little gory but i really love the above drawing by Naveen!!!

Check out some of the other marvellous creations my students came up with, click on the thumbnails for a closer look:

 

 

Its also a very democratic process i think because the transformative possibilities are endless, so something as unpromising as this:

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can then become this rather lovely raggedy mouse drawing…

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photoshop psychedelia…

Some fantabulous psychedelic photoshop creations from my after school photoshop lessons. One triangle shape is “cut” like a paper doilly using the lasso tool and then multiplied up to create these kaleidoscopic images. Nice no?  :

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end of term exhibition 2014…

I know my subject matter on the blog is jumping about a bit but am trying to tie up a lot of loose ends, with that in mind:

Never posted this, it’s a film i made to show at the BH orphanage school end of term exhibition on the work we did together. We screened it to the whole school in 3 screenings. Lots of fun!

One thing to note, for the screenings i originally edited with music from Go Team which worked really well with the images…but no way to upload that onto any public video site (due to obvious copyright infringements) so i had to re-edit with copyright free music…which is great to have available but NOT my first choice…bah! anyway here is the film:

(watch on full screen to get the best of the kids’ art works)