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Year 8 

Remember the  Summer Holiday Challenge - Make a flick book. Bring it in September!
See how to make a flick book here:

This week's Homework

Summer Challenge.
Make an animation. Draw by hand, use claymation, use stop motion or any digital app. Bring it into class in September

Wk 30 + 31 + 32
Year 8 Art Independent Research Project.
Research an Artist that specialised in Self Portraiture. Find out information, stories and facts about the artist. Present some of their images and make your own versions. You could try making your own self portrait in their style. There are many famous examples such as Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Kathe Kollwitz and Rembrandt van Rijn but you can also find your own. Present your findings in a Powerpoint presentation.
Assessment: Distinction, Merit, Pass (or Fail).

Deadline is week 33:
8& Monday 24th June 8A Weds 26th June
to be handed in  during your lesson

Wk27 & 28 - Revise for your test; See the revision HERE
Wk25 -  On half a page of your sketchbook, copy an image by the Designer Allison Glancey. Write three sentences about her. See her work here:
Wk26 - This is a catch-up Week. Look through your sketchbook to check you have completed all the homework tasks.
CHALLENGE: there is also an optional challenge this week - make a detailed "Zentangle" pattern like the ones shown in this link. Use a ballpoint or ink-flow pen or a fineliner

 
Wk24 -  Easter Challenge: draw a bunch of keys: Use pencil or any other art materials. Watch the video for tips: This task is optional
Wk24.2 -  There is no homework this week. But make sure you are up to date when you come to lessons next week.
Wk23 -  Select one poster from the link below and make a small copy of it in the middle of page 18 of your sketchbook. List the 5 main features of good poster design and identify where your chosen poster uses each feature by using arrows.
 1 Limited colour scheme 2 Minimal text  3. Snappy slogan. 4 Large, readable lettering.  5 Simplified Imagery.

Wk 22- No set Homework this week.

The Challenge: draw some 3D lettering. See this link for examples and have a go yourself.

Wk 21- On p15 of your sketchbook, write an evaluation of your Fragmentation project. 1.Write about the artists you studied. 2. Write about the drawing the training shoes. 3. Write about weaving your drawings 4. Write about how you painted your woven image. 5. Write a self-assessment. See the details given in class

Wk 20 No Homework this week. Challenge: take some photographs of the sky, sunsets, sunrises, clouds etc

Wk 19 As shown in class, make three pattern/designs one using blue/orange, one using yellow/purple and one using red/green. Do this on half of page 14  of your book. 

8& Due Thur 29th Feb        8A Due Mon 26th Feb

Wk 18 -  8& - Catch-up Week. You must ensure you complete the Homework tasks from weeks 14, 15 and 17. Due Monday 19th Feb

8A There is no set homework task this week

Extension - draw a piece of fruit.

Week 17:  8& Make a paper weaving using two different coloured papers as shown to you in class. Stick the result on Page 13 of your book. Extension - make a second weaving using curved lines:

Due Thurs 8th Feb

Wk 17 - 8A Catch up week. Ensure your sketchbook is up to date. Complete unfinished homework. Make corrections and improvements. 

Extension: Find a photograph of an object, 'fragment' it, ie rip it up or cut it in sections then draw the result on p14  Due Monday 5th Feb

Wk 16 - 8A Make a paper weaving using two different coloured papers as shown to you in class. Stick the result on Page 13 of your book. Extension - make a second weaving using curved lines:

Due 8A Weds 31st Jan     

Wk 15  -  You can either take your own "Joiner" photograph of a chair OR draw a copy of the image "Chair" by David Hockney

Due 8& Thursday 25th Jan              8A Monday 22nd Jan

Wk 14  - On half of page 12, make a Cubist influenced collage. Use the image "Still Life with Chair Caning" by Pablo Picasso as your inspiration. Use drawing and the collage materials supplied in class.

If you prefer, make a copy of Picasso's picture.
Due on 8A Weds17th Jan     8&  Monday 15th Jan

Week 13 -  Draw a cartoon on the theme of Heroes from History. Use the Proforma given to you in Class. The best entries will be sent to the ISA Cartoon Competition. due Monday 8th Jan 2024  This homework is optional

Week 12 -  Catch up week. Ensure you have completed all your homework tasks. Improve or refine previous work and respond to marking. All homework tasks are listed below.

8A due Weds 13th Dec     8& due Monday 11th Nov

Wk 11 - Practice for your test later in the week; you will be drawing 2 x images of a training shoe. Shoes will be drawn in profile view (from the side) You will use pencil only.

1) in full shading 2) with line only   Test dates: 8A Thursday 30th Nov                          8& Friday 1st Dec

Wk 10 - Working from your studies in class, design a final idea for your Main Piece in the Music project. This must include at least two of the techniques you have used in the prep work and you must include the image of at least one instrument. You must sketch the composition, use colour and add notes explaining the materials you will use. You may have started this in class.

Due: 8A Thursday 30th Nov            8& Monday 27th Nov 

Wk 9- Click the link below to find an image by the artist Faith Ringgold. Choose one and make a copy on HALF OF PAGE 10 of your sketchbook. Add the artist's name, the title of the painting and then write two sentences about the painting using your Art Vocabulary sheet.                                                           

read about Faith Ringgold here:

8& due Thursday 23rd Nov              8A due Monday 20th Nov

Week 8 -  Catch up week. Ensure you have completed all your homework tasks. Improve or refine previous work and respond to marking. All homework tasks are listed below.

8A due Weds 15th Nov   8& due Monday 13th Nov

Wk 7 - On p8 of your sketchbook, write an evaluation of your Urban project.

1.Write about the artists you looked at.

2. Write about the Preparation and Development of your project.

3.Write about making your Main Piece

4. Write a self-assessment. See the outline given in class

Wk 6 - Click the link below to find an urban image by the artist Romare Bearden. Choose one and make a copy on HALF OF P7 of your sketchbook. Add the artist's name and the title of the painting and then write two sentences about the painting using your Art Vocabulary sheet.
Extension - read about Romare Bearden here:
Homework Due 8A Weds 1st Nov  - 8& Mon 30th Oct

Week 5 -  Catch up week. Ensure you have completed all your homework tasks. Improve or refine previous work and respond to marking. All homework tasks are listed below.

Complete an extension task if you want to: Draw something from the city.

Wk 4 - Working from your studies in class, design a final idea for your Main Piece in the URBAN ENVIRONMENT project. This must include at least two of the techniques you have used in the prep work. You must sketch the composition, use colour and add notes explaining the materials you will use. Do this on Page 6 of your sketchbook.

Week 3 - Have a look at the painting "Radiator Building - Night, New York" by the amazing Georgia O'Keeffe. Make a copy of it on half of page 3 of your sketchbook. Challenge: use tone to show that it is a picture at night.

Write three sentences about the picture: 

Week 2 - Click the link below to find an image by the artist Steven Wiltshire. Choose one and copy part of it on half of page 42of your sketchbook. Add the artist's name and the title of the painting and then write two sentences about the painting using your Art Vocabulary sheet.

Week 1- Click the link below to find an image by the artist Nathan Bowen. Choose one and make a copy on half of page 2 of your sketchbook. Add the artist's name and the title of the painting and then write two sentences about the painting using your Art Vocabulary sheet.

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