By: J. Ouro Preto
During Arts Week, there was an art exhibition near the school’s art rooms, displaying the works that our art students have been working on throughout this term. Each year group from the Senior School was oriented to base their artworks on a certain theme, given by their art teachers.
The Form 1s worked with the use of ink pen and explored the different textures that can be done with this medium in order to create an effect of light and shadow.
The Form 2s have been working with the genre of still life painting, a style of artwork which depicts mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural or man-made. Each pupil chose a valuable object, which has a special meaning for them, and then, expressed it in form of art with the use of acrylic paint.
The Form 3s have been studying the Cubism movement, which was pioneered during the early 20th century and is characterized chiefly by an emphasis on formal structure, forms to their geometrical equivalents, and organization of the planes of a represented object independently of representational requirements. With that knowledge, the Form 3 students picked out a certain object of their choice and turned it into a cubism painting, using any media of their choice.
Additionally, the Form 4s have been on the process of discovering what the IGCSE course is all about and are still exploring the different types of materials to work with. They have also been testing out color theory exercises and life model drawings to help with the development of their skills.
The Form 5 have been working extremely hard on their IGCSE portfolios which need to be ready for the end of this year. They all were given the theme of “Passage of Time” and now, each pupil is exploring the given theme in their own ways whilst having their own visions to develop their project.
The Lower 6 and Upper 6 have been working individually on their portfolios and the IB Art exhibition. They have been spending extended hours to make it as perfect as possible.