Sunday, 5 January 2014

On the Big Screen

Painting on a life-size panel:

Our art group was lucky enough to be given a fold-able room divider/screen made of 3 panels of wood at about 2 m in height.
What a great opportunity for each student to design and paint their own panel from scratch. This included preparing the surface and drawing up design ideas to scale.
The theme was open : Anything that describes you (the artist!). e.g. self-portraits, (dis-)likes,family, interests, colours and places of your choice.
The main medium was acrylic paint and the style was everybody's own!
Research by collecting images, texts, drawings and other materials was essential and an important part of this project.
For myself as the teacher it was very interesting to see how the work, and way of working, matched the individual personalities of the group .... fabric/paper collages and spray paints made important long-lasting appearances, and some of the work was completed in one session whereas others never reached that point (and still look great!)
It was also a learning experience for everyone to share a small space and work standing up or crawling on hands and knees.

Works in progress....

'Blue Angel' & 'Ann's Portrait'

Jeannie's 'Greek Girls'

Jeannie's 'FlowerPot'

Josh painting 'Josh with Cat'

Ann's 'Sammy'

Sarah's 'Tag'

Patrick's 'Brightonian Buddha'

Floating Brightonian Buddha