Sunday, 29 May 2011


 The grade 10's were to develop an image that represented a story or fairytale that was familiar to them.  It was challenging for them to not represent just one scene but many of the different characters, scenery, architecture, clothing, animals etc. that was associated with their story.  In addition, they were to arrange all of these narrative elements in a very narrow pictorial space in a non-linear manner.  The finished drawings were about 10" x 26".  If you are noticing the line 3/4's of the way down it's because these are photocopies of the originals and they had to be photocopied twice and taped together because the originals were longer than the photocopier paper.

Saturday, 28 May 2011


After selecting an image of an animal of their choice, the grade 11's start out with a detailed pencil drawing that emphasizes texture, proportion and tonal values.  This allows them to become very familiar with their subject and from this point are able to create three different pen & ink abstract drawings of the same subject. Picasso's bull series was the inspiration for this project.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


These are some scratchboard drawings done by grade 10's.  The coloured ones are home-made scratchboard - oil pastels and black paint.