Art and Artists
Self portrait- How to draw a self portrait
Self Portraits – have a go at drawing yourself. You can use lots of different materials like chalk, watercolours or just a pencil.
You are going to start by looking at portraits and today is the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Now have a go at making a portrait like the ones on the link below.
If you cannot use real fruit and vegetables, use the sheet below with paper pictures of various fruit and vegetables to make the portrait – or draw them yourself!
Self portrait- Abstract self portrait collage
Draw and colour your self portrait in bright colours. Cut and stick them to create an abstract collage.
Self Portrait – Cubist style
Taking inspiration from Picasso and have a go at being adventurous with shape and bold colours –
Today, you are going to look at portraits again but, like yesterday, they will not look quite like a real person – they will be abstract self- portraits.
Firstly, read the Power Point below about what abstract art is and some of the artists who worked in this field of art.
Now follow the instructions on the link below to create your own abstract self portrait of yourself.
Use the pdf tutorial to guide you through completing this art.
Of course you can use any art material to colour this; it does not have to be water colour paints.
Have a go at making a Mondrian collage with primary colours. You will need different sized squares and rectangles.
Landscape – Impressionist Style
Today you can look at the work of Monet. He had a great passion for painting his garden and used a very unusual style of painting.
Today, we move away from portraits to look more closely at some abstract artists.
The first is Piet Mondrian.
Take a look at the links below to learn a little more about him.
Now create an abstract picture in the style of Mondrian using only rectangles and squares of different sizes and only the primary colours with black lines.
The link below gives you some examples of pictures inspired by this style of art.
This final link is a template you could colour in if you are struggling to draw rectangles yourself.
Abstract- Mark Rothko
Experiment mixing colours and then have a go at your own colour field painting.
Mosaic – in the style of Gaudi
Learn about this famous architect and how he used mosaic which is called TRENCADIS.
The next abstract artist you are going to look at is Robert Delauney (and his wife Sonia).
Now you are going to create your own Delauney style work using circles.
You can use the link below to follow some instructions
Or, if you feel brave have a go entirely by yourself.
Drawing circles can be the tricky bit!
The link below gives you a tutorial on how best to draw freehand circles.
Follow this link to have a go at doodling yourself – the instructions are really easy to follow and the end doodles are really great!
Today is simply put aside for you to complete any of this week’s other work you could not complete in the time you had each day.
Do send your teacher pictures of any of the artwork you create.