Year 11 students have been undertaking a series of explorations with drawing, painting and ceramics. They began by looking at the draped paintings of Scottish artist Alison Watt, considering how she portrays the idea of absence through her large scale paintings of linen and fabric. Using photography students created their own compositions of draped fabric which they then created their own paintings from.
Following this, students examined the ceramic work of Tanaka Yū and the Japanese art of wrapping – Furoshiki. Focusing on realism and the natural folds of the fabric, students created their own wall hung ceramics whilst considering Yu’s techniques and colour application.
– Harriet Geater-Johnson, Art Teacher