Thursday, 2 June 2011


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.