Thursday, 2 June 2011
FIGURATIVE CLOTH DRAWINGS
After starting the class with gesture drawings to warm up, the grade 8's spend another class or two using each other as models, resulting in about 8-10 contour figurative drawings. They then choose their favourite drawing and use it as a pattern to cut out cloth. The cloth figures are glued down onto a prepared paint splattered surface (the kids love this part!). The figure can get 'lost' if the background is too dominate so some students will have to choose their fabrics carefully. I usually get boxes of scrap material from the sewing department throughout the year.