'Discarded' - Still life creations from year 10
Students in GCSE Art and Design have been studying artists and making observational drawings based on the theme of ‘Discarded’.
They have made pencil, biro and chalk/charcoal drawings from direct observation of still life objects. They have studied the artist Jo Bradney who draws the remnants of her day – left-over food, crumpled food packaging and have also looked at the artist Ruby Silvious who paints on to used teabags. Some students have looked at the artist Wenyi who draws on to discarded packaging.
Here, they have created exciting artist research pages, demonstrating their understanding of the artist as well as trying the different methods of working.
Dry point prints
Going further, students have developed their original drawings into dry point prints with some fantastic results! It's a method that involves scratching an image into a plate with a pointed tool. These lines create a burr that holds ink, meaning that the print reveals the drawing.