Wednesday, 21 December 2011


I tried something different this year with my Level 1 art students.  After looking over many examples of the different styles and approaches artists use to paint landscapes, I asked the students to choose one element from three different paintings (e.g. how an artist portrayed clouds from one painting, trees from another, mountains from another etc.) and incorporate those elements into their original landscape composition.  For the most part this pretty well addressed the default compositions and stylized representations of sun, trees, mountains etc. and also avoided doing a direct copy of someone else's painting.  After their compositions were completed then they were to choose a colour scheme (monochromatic, analogous, complementary, warm, etc.) that dominated their painting.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Grade 11 Self Portraits

Here are some interesting self portraits done by a few of the IB 11 students.  

Saturday, 1 October 2011


The IB 11's started the year off with a videography project - 25 drawings of the same object which is then transferred into a video or powerpoint presentation (with music).  This brilliant idea came from .  I don't profess to be knowledgeable with any movie making program so the learning curve was high for both myself and the students, but I would definitely do this project again next year - just better informed.  There has been some difficulty with downloading many of the student videos with the exception of these two.  One more can be viewed at

Alyanna - Tobasco


Chloe - Spoons