Now, as you look closer, there is some rotting flesh and soon you’ll see some fantastic drawing…
There are two fantastic opportunities here for you to submit work you have already made, or make something specific to enter, The Westminster competition asks you to respond to one of a few themes/ issues, the RA competition is an open call. Details attached here, good luck and just follow the attached instructions, please do email your art teacher and let them know you have applied!
This wasn’t the way we expected to start 2021 but as we do like to find the positive…. there are many artists who have developed their practice in unexpected ways by the confinements of working at home… Firstly though, here’s some Level work from the end of last term just to bring some joy… Their work is fantastic…
Some more examples of fabulous painting from our Y12 cohort at home.. There will be more exciting work coming, Watch this space!
Students often ask about using sketchbooks. They are not like Art Coursework books, where you might work through a project or journey… Instead they are small, carry around with you collections of drawings in which you might try and capture a person, a scene or object. The key is experimentation, different materials, and using lots of mark-making to capture something.
These are examples of our A’Level sketchbooks, they are small (often A5) and we really like their expressiveness..
Dear fantastic art students
We have found a number of rather interesting sketchbooks online, which might inspire you to explore different approaches to drawing. They are really worth looking at (once you’ve opened one, scroll/click through to see the pages) and I hope you feel inspired!
Dynamic colour pencil portraits –
Super cool inky and mixed media works –
Tonal, more ‘realistic’ portraits –
Ruler-line geometric compositions –
A series of paintings that were developed from sketches of the artist’s home environment –
A beautiful sketchbook including drawings with overlapping lines and a cubist sense of shifting facets as people change position –