‘Me on a Stick’ was our first art project. Students had to tell a story about themselves using colour and symbols. Students used sticks, string and materials like beads and feathers to tell their stories. It was great to hear the conversations taking place as students worked. Students were asking each other questions about their work and explaining what their work represented. This is what some students had to say about their art.
‘Layered Lines’ was our next art project. Students were learning to layer lines and paper to create a sense of depth. As we put our layered line squares together, students started to think abstractly as they noticed different forms within the art. Some of what we noticed.
‘Twisted Lines’ followed. Students had to use lines to represent something in their life or the world around them. Their challenge was to think about how they could manipulate line strips of card and different colours to tell a story.
Masks’ were our next art project. Students were learning to apply what they had learnt about layering and abstract art and apply it to mask making. They had to design a mask with an abstract twist on reality.