Foundation students have been creating self-portraits. They have been learning about shape, line and space within the human face. Their learning has included experience with many different materials and tools
including the experience of mixing colours and painting with acrylic paint and adding craft materials using collage.
Year 1 students have created portraits showing emotions, they’ve been learning about using colour, line and shape as well as the expression on the face, to help communicate their chosen emotion through their art.
The medium is oil pastel and watercolour paint on paper.
Year 2 students created paper bag portraits.
They have explored line and shape. Pattern making and visual perceptions of space are important in the composition of these artworks.
A presentation and performance aspect was explored as part of this project in photographing students posing with their masks on. Inge Morath & Saul Steinberg’s Mask Series from the 1960s inspired this playful project.
Year 3 students explored using watercolour paint to create self-portraits.
They have been learning to use tone/value of colour to show the shadows and highlights of the face.
Students explored the artwork of expressionist artist Joanna Barnum as an influence to help them express their ideas.
They also learnt how to frame their own artwork to enhance its value for display.
Year 4 students have been working on self-portraits, they have learnt about artist Frida Kahlo and used her work to inspire their own expression of ideas.
Students were encouraged to include elements in their painting that helped to show their strengths and identity.
The medium is acrylic paint on paper.
Year 5 students have created self-portraits, they have focussed on pattern, shape and space/proportion.
They studied the art of Gustav Klimt as inspiration to use decorative pattern in creating art.
This is a multi-media artwork using pen, chalk, watercolour paint, acrylic paint, paint pens and markers.
Year 6 students have been working on self-portraits, they have focussed on form, shape and space/proportion.
They have practised shaping and manipulating a coloured sculpting medium to create 3 dimensional self-portraits. The medium in these artworks is Plastiplay.
Students have also experimented with line and colour in creating a self portrait based on a photograph. These multi-media artworks use acetate, marker, acrylic paint and paper. They also learnt how to frame their own artwork to enhance its value for display.
Through both projects they have explored ideas about expressing identity.