Plenty more to come, but I’m sure you can agree these are absolutely outstanding! The artists have displayed an incredible level of ability and attention to detail to create some truly wonderful self portraits. We have loved colour mixing, colour matching and looking at different ways to shade the skin to show contours or edges.
Now on to the good stuff – moving on to self portraits on canvas, using acrylics. I’m sure you will agree the results are outstanding, but we are still not finished! More to come soon!
Now we move on to exploring ourselves, the contours of our faces, shading and shadows and bridging the gap between art and mathematics. We started by using former local artist, and ‘Artventure‘ inspiration, Ian Seymour-Wells’ drawing of an unknown woman and experimented with fractured self portrait techniques.
After the initial lesson, we moved on to practicing the same techniques on their own faces…
The ‘Artventures’ artists have been absolutely fantastic so far, producing some artwork far beyond their age groups. This hasn’t gone unnoticed in the wider community either – Oxfordshire Artweeks, an annual county-wide art exhibition displaying the most creative latest art and design, were more than happy to feature ‘Artventures‘ in their virtual exhibition.
Please feel free to check out the link below to see all the wonderful work the artists have created, and also enjoy the video of the artwork so far!
During our ‘covid catch-up’ classes for those who were unable to make some of the classes during the term, we finally completed all final projects. Please remember our youngest artist is 7 years old and our oldest is 11, I think you’ll join me in astonishment at how fantastic and brilliant their artwork is!
Next project? Watercolours! Lots of learning, painting and experimenting!
Our ‘Working with Acrylics’ experiment has come to an end. We used colours to make marks, to mix and blend and to feel how colours work together to create an image. Our use of many different brushes allowed us to explore and investigate how unique each of them are and how they work. We enjoyed studying the impressionist styles of Turner, Monet, Van Gogh and modern artists to help us understand that whatever our interpretation was… we can’t be wrong.
The end of the Autumn term! A very arty bunch of children and lots to look forward to in 2022!
Our second project is now coming to an end. We have had a brilliant time with our watercolour Zentangles, being pleasantly surprised with how the paint reacts with the water to bleed and blend the colours before our eyes. Also enjoying the challenge of this weeks Seymour Scribble – sketching a shell using a continuous line, then trying again with the opposite hand. I’m sure you’ll agree our artists are excelling themselves!
First week back and straight down to business with our ‘Seymour Scribbles’, then on to start our second project: Colour!