I try to make them eye-catching, informative,
attractive & educational.
An Art Timeline - pre-history to 'the present'.
A kind of mind map of Art skills and techniques for Art teachers to use
with Year 7 students.
Did this 'what use is studying English?' display about 4 years ago. It's still on the wall.
A 'Well-Dressing'. A Derbyshire custom - an annual
procession, culminating in the placing of decorated
panels next to wells. The school has created one
every year for several years, except, I think, last
year. I did this one with Art club kids. One Year
11 lad kindly brought me his fag packets to use
in the middle bit. It's called 'Bring Back the Green'
& is made almost entirely of re-cycled materials.
( I wish I knew how to put the images side by side. Blogger
is very frustrating!).
This display explains the ideas behind and the work
produced during a Printmaking Workshop day I did
2 years ago with 'Gifted and Talented' Year 7s.
I photographed them all, using 'horror movie' style
lighting. We then looked at the work of early 20th
century Expressionist printmakers & I showed e.g.s
of how horror films have been influenced by their
imagery, even up to the present day. They then
created their own 'Horror Movie Poster', using the
photograph of their own face. They learnt about the
technique of Relief printmaking - cutting lines and shapes
into a surface and how to ink it up and print their image.
I was really delighted with what these 11 and 12 year olds
produced - some very sophisticated images, showing their
strong grasp of the process and the use of stark
black & white shapes and lettering to create dramatic