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Art and Design summer work

Overview

The summer project will provide an excellent opportunity to explore the diverse visual world around you! We would like you to focus on ​one of the two themes outlined below.

The work

The project should largely be contained within an A5 sketchbook (which we will provide during the summer ‘Welcome to Hills’ event) and will lead into the Autumn ​term ​art ​workshops. Familiarise yourself with the two themes and ​complete the task with plenty of personal and imaginative ideas!

Please choose ONE of the following themes and follow the task outlined in the workbook available below.

Theme 1: Surfaces and textures
These could be defined as the visual and the tactile quality of a surface; as the outermost layer; the exterior boundary; the face of something; the feel of something; the treatment of a surface (layering/collage) grids; the characteristics of ​surface and ​texture could be interwoven.

Suggested Processes / Techniques
We would like to challenge you to explore a broad range of media which might include:
Drawing: inventive mark-making with pen / graphite / ink
Rubbings: graphite / pastel
Collage: tear / rip / distress
Ink / Paint: drip / pour / dry-brush / scumbling
Mixed-media: construction / relief-collage / wire / fabric

Use this opportunity to try out new and inventive ways of capturing your theme; have some fun!

Theme 2: Voids and Spaces
These could be defined and explored as a gap, opening or ‘negative space’ within or between structures / objects / environments. Experiences, feelings and emotional voids could also be considered.

Suggested Processes / Techniques
We would like to challenge you to explore a broad range of media which might include:
Drawing: pen / graphite / ink / ruler, gridded paper
3D: Constructions made from paper / card / string / wire
Painting: light & shadow, depth, perspective

Use this opportunity to try out new and inventive ways of capturing your theme, and have some fun!

Digital resources

Please refer to these digital resources as part of your Summer Work preparation.

Recommended course book

Book title

A WORLD HISTORY OF ART | HONOUR AND FLEMING

ISBN

9781856694513

Digital version

No

Book title

AN INTRODUCTION TO 19TH C ART | MICHELE FACOS (Yr 2)

ISBN

9780415780728

Digital version

Yes

Book title

HISTORY OF MODERN ART | ARANSON & MANSFIELD (Yr 2)

ISBN

9780205259472

Digital version

Tbc

Book title

ART THEORY 1815-1900 | HARRISON, WOOD, GAIGER (Yr2)

ISBN

9780631200666

Digital version

Tbc

Book title

ART THEORY 1900-1945 | HARRISON, WOOD (Yr2)

ISBN

9780631227083

Digital version

No

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