This is a project where students are asked to choose an artist to study their style. Students question, What is a style?
Outcome of this project is that students in year 7 do their own portrait interpretation using the artists and create a mixed media collage based on the selected artist.
There is an exploration on using a variety of media.
Students develop their own skills exploring how to make their own portrait in the style of the artist.
Students use a photocopy of a photograph of themselves to work from.
There is an emphasis on experimentation and students can bring in found textures to collage.
Students use the four artists to make a copy of the four artists styles in a grid on a page: Hundertwasser, Klimt, Ofili and Van Gogh.
The first part of the project is the Artist Research in 4 grids. One for each artist.
Students in the grid discuss the characteristics of each artist's use of line, colour, shape and texture. There is an individual slide on each artist which highlights with close up pictures the markmaking of each artist. Teacher to go through each slide of each artist and copy an example for students to work from. Students write out the name in each gird, how each artist has a different way of using their marks and then in the grid copies a detail of the artist's work. This is completed in pencil crayons. Students also brainstorm words to describe the artist. Students also describes the use of elements in each work. Students also discuss the main characteristics of the artist and how they have used their line, colour, shape, texture and how the artist has composed the picture (that is, put it together).
This should take 2 lessons - with students completing the work for homework
Once students have analysed this they can go on to make their own portrait by choosing one of the artists. There are lots of examples of students work in this powerpoint to give examples of how to go about this project. Students to be given a photocopy picture of themselves to work from
This should take 3 lessons in class.
Use of found textures, collage materials and paint to interpret a style looking at the way the student experimented with the use of materials to create the style
Explore media creatively when interpreting artist.
Develop vocabulary and to understand the different ways of using lines, shapes and colours and students begin to analyse the artworks critically describing each work.
To begin to understand that each artist has their own way of interpreting their subject and each person has the own way of making their own style
To analyse and interpret four different artist's styles and begin to make a personal response to one of these artists.
To complete a self- portrait in the style of an artist.