Expression

Expression

Expression is the theme for the Year 10 Autumn Term. In this project learners study and explore the technique and style of three artists, to inspire and develop their own work. As part of this project they produce one final piece and lots of work in their sketchbook. Students will learn how to paint using acrylic, monoprint, linoprint and how to use Photoshop.

Week 1 (Tuesday 6th September)

Classwork: Produce a colour study in acrylic paint of a Jenny Saville work of art.

Homework: 1. Produce a high quality observational self portrait drawing from life. Consider expression and what about your personality you want to show. USE A MIRROR NOT A PHOTOGRAPH. Will be using in week 4.

Week 2 (Monday 12th September)

Classwork: Produce a colour study in acrylic of a Maggie Hambling artwork.

Homework: Write a paragraph describing how Jenny Saville shows expression in her artwork. Write a step by step guide on how to paint in her style.

Week 3 (Monday 19th September)

Classwork: Produce a colour study in acrylic of a Henri Matisse artwork.

Homework: Write a paragraph describing how Maggie Hambling shows expression in her artwork. Write a step by step guide on how to paint in her style.

 Week 4 (Monday 26th September)

Classwork: Controlled conditions work in which you will learn to analyse all three artworks with some guided questions to help you.

Homework: Write a paragraph describing how Henri Matisse shows expression in his artwork. Write a step by step guide on how to paint in his style.

Week 5 (Monday 3rd October)

Classwork: Produce monoprints using your observational self portrait. Including line, tonal, backgrounds, adding colour with ink/watercolour. Write brief comments about how the techniques have worked or not worked.

Homework: 1. Use the 3 artists to inspire a set of photographs of your friends and family. Consider exciting/unusual viewpoints and how you can show their personality and emotions. Consider composition – head and shoulders? Just the face or the whole body? Do you want props? Stick into your sketchbook 2. Pick 4 of the best photos and either email to your school account or bring in on a memory stick. Do both just in case! Must be in JPEG format.

 Week 6 (Monday 10th October)

Classwork: Produce Photoshop edits of these photographs in the style of each artist and then one that develops and combines these. Use screen grabs to show the evidence of your editing.

Homework: Stick in prints and write a step by step guide of the techniques used, include comments on how well your edited photographs turned out.

Week 7 (Monday 17th October)

Classwork: Produce an A4 acrylic painted copy of one of your edited photographs using the style of one of the artists.

Half Term Homework: Working from a photo you would like to develop into a lino print, complete an A4 line drawing using a biro or fine liner pen. Use the directional cross hatching technique.

Week 8 (Monday 31st October)

Classwork: Continue to produce an A4 acrylic painted copy of one of your edited photographs using the style of one of the artists.

Homework: Working from a photo you would like to develop into a lino print, complete an A4 line drawing using a biro or fine liner pen. Use the directional cross hatching technique.

Week 9 (Monday 7th November)

Classwork: Produce an A4 linocut of your biro drawing.

Homework: Produce a number of backgrounds ready to print your linocut onto. These could be fabric, collage, textured paint, ink etc.

Week 10 (Monday 14th November)

Classwork: Continue to produce an A4 linocut of your biro drawing. Begin printing onto your pre-prepared backgrounds.

Homework: DECISION TIME FOR FINAL PIECE.

Sketch a rough plan for 1st final piece idea and complete any further research necessary for your final piece preparation. Consider and write up the following with the plan:

Subject of the painting, pose, how to show expression, composition, painting or lino print, colour, which artists are you linking with?

Week 11 (Monday 21st November)

Classwork: Finish printing. Stick in and write notes about the effects you have achieved and what you think of them.

Homework: DECISION TIME FOR FINAL PIECE.

Sketch a rough plan for a 2nd final piece idea and complete any further research necessary for your final piece preparation. Consider and write up the following with the plan:

Subject of the painting, pose, how to show expression, composition, painting or lino print, colour, which artists are you linking with?

Week 12 (Monday 28th November)

Classwork: Detailed practice section of your chosen idea 1. Make notes on pros and cons.

Homework: Produce 1 or 2 pages showing different approaches to colour that you could use in your final piece

Week 13 (Monday 5th December)

Classwork: Detailed practice section of your chosen idea 2. Make notes on pros and cons.

Homework: Produce 1 or 2 pages showing different approaches to composition that you could use in your final piece

Week 14 (Monday 12th December)

Classwork: Finalise your final idea and approach with your teacher. Begin your final piece.

Homework: Work on sketchbook, carefully checking back over the project brief

Week 15 (Wednesday 4th January)

Classwork: Continue with final piece

Homework: Finish final piece and sketchbook, carefully checking back over the project brief.

Week 16/17/18/19 (Monday 9th January – Friday 3rd February)

Classwork: Continue with final piece

Christmas Homework: Finish final piece and sketchbook, carefully checking back over the project brief.

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