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HISTORY OF WESTERN SCULPTURE
I had my year 8s create sculptures out of air dry clay based on sculptures they had seen in their research. First students completed sketches and research in an art movement-driven web-quest, next they practiced sculpting with Plasticine, then they created either reproductions or their own designs based on what they found most interesting.
HISTORY OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
I had my year 9s create study Western Architecture and their own interests in building design with the intention of completing detailed drawings of buildings. Originally this was intended to be a cross-curricular activity with a math / science class that was designing and building a working model of a sustainable city. Students could choose to draw buildings they were designing in thier other course, however many decided to draw historical or buildings or contemporary houses. First students participated in a lesson on architectural movements through history, then they researched and chose the buildings they wished to draw. Many students chose to draw from a grid for accuracy, but some drew freehand.
HIGH CONTRAST SELF PORTRAITS
For their very first project of the year the Year 9s stretched their drawing muscles. They spent some time practicing different shading techniques with pens in their sketchbooks then used these skills to shade photos of themselves. They put the photos in the window to decide on the level of contrast they wanted then filled it in with their chosen style. Below are just pieces of their portraits, as we can't share students' faces, the names used are pseudonyms.