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Seagulls eating chips

Seaside continued

There have been some great responses to this topic. I think it is so evocative especially now and at this time of year. Below is

Zoom in Lockdown

I am restarting writing a regular blog to let people know what I’m doing at this time. As with most people I have had to

Very ordinary objects

The brief this week in June was to look at something that had little to inspire you. Quite hard to decide what to chose when

Texture week 3

This week we continued with texture but this time without the source material. Instead we used words as a stimulus. Below are the results of

Colour mixing from last term

Last term we spent 4 weeks working on colour mixing, covering orange with the squash which has been posted. After that we looked at green,

Caricature

After doing distortion for two weeks we did a caricature session which involves copying some drawings done by a top caricaturist called Howard McWilliam. He

More distortions

We did a second week on distortion. This time trying to get away from using a tool to affect a distortion e.g. a reflctive surface

Distortion

This weeks title to work with was distortion. John C had come up with the idea the week previous that he would like to try

Microscopic

A couple of weeks ago Cath brought in a microscope. It seemed a good idea to try alongside the work done on edges. Cath looked

Coloured objects

Following on from last weeks filling the space exercise, this week we did the same thing but this time used coloured objects and painted the

Filling the space

This exercise follows on from the previous work done on edges. This time the focus is on the edge of the pictorial space. From the

Edges

This week I set the brief to look at the edges of objects. By this I meant not only one edge but what you could

The sinister side

This week we continued working with our wrong hands. Jon pointed out that the word Sinister is the Latin word for left-handed. What evolution of

It is all about hands

After last weeks hands and glasses I decided to do something a little more challenging this week. That was to draw ones own hand but

Hands holding a glass

I wanted to do a session with drawings of hands holding something and had remembered a life drawing I had done where the model had

Nest drawings for Easter

I wanted to incorporate the egg in some way over the Easter holidays. What better way than an egg in a nest? The nest was

Inside/outside project

WE did a 5 week project entitled Inside/ Outside. This was one I did on part time foundation in 1992. Here are a selection of

Magnification

I set a project on magnification which involved each student bringing in a small object and upping the scale. Some chose A1 and others A2.