Art in Action

Still Life and Vanitas Painting

Students investigated Still Life and Vanitas though both Contemporary and Historical practise. They planned their own still life arrangements to photograph which in turn helped inform the compositions for their paintings. Considering the formal qualities in both their own work and that of a researched artist they responded, applying techniques, manipulation of materials and processes.

Self Portrait Clay Sculpture

Students investigated artists Ah Xian and Frida Kahlo to explore the idea of self-portrait. The inquiry question: How do artists create a meaningful sculpture using symbols which represent ‘Self’? helped inform their planning and design. They explored symbolism, form, texture and balance to create a life-sized clay bust using hand building techniques and processes.