• reviews-top-3
  • reviews-top-2

John Colet School Creative Arts

20
September
2013

Collage - Inspired by Matisse

It is very interesting that when it became too much for Matisse to draw or paint he took to collage, cutting and pasting to create interesting patterns and motifs.

Categories: John Colet School Creative Arts

10
September
2013

Portraiture

Portraiture is another aspect to drawing. John Colet School students  begin by learning the proportions of the face and the expressive use of line in describing features and expression. They love scribble drawing, which is a fast way to draw the various shapes the body makes whilst the children take turns to pose for a few minutes at a time. This observation introduces the concepts of foreshortening, shape, proportion, movement elongation, miniatures and so on. It also brings in different ways of drawing, drawing large shapes by drawing from the shoulder with the elbow straight, to quick sketches and moving into abstract shapes, just colour and form, as in the work of Victor Brauner “Alphabet de la te^te” for example.

Categories: John Colet School Creative Arts

29
August
2013

Still life drawing

Still Life drawing provides the opportunity to discover ellipses, perspective, angle of view, depth, proportion, tone, chiaroscuro (light and dark) and the effects of light falling on an object, all these things are easily observed through the process of drawing. The children love botanical drawing, the study of plants and insects whether working outside or studying the work of botanist Sir Joseph Banks and his intricate detail and comparing it with Justin Cooper and the “repeat pattern butterflies” to perhaps use this understanding of botanical and insect forms to create a design that could be used on a ceramic dish or a kite. 

Categories: John Colet School Creative Arts

29
August
2013

The art of drawing apples

The children practice contour drawing to encourage the ability to give focused attention to a single object for a short period of time. They learn how Cezanne loved to draw apples and once said “I will amaze Paris with my drawing of an apple” we talk about what apples look like: round and red and green then we draw and talk about what we learnt from drawing apples.

Categories: John Colet School Creative Arts

<<  1 2 [3

Contact us

6 Wyatt Ave, Belrose
NSW 2085 Australia

Find Us
Contact Us