After the initial post, which focused on student research and their reactions to secondary research, this post will focus on their artist research and observational drawings.
We included a range of artists who worked in 2D and 3D to give students a choice in their work. Students selected artists who would inspire their own work and give them ideas for the project.
Moving the project on from underwater textures and patterns to something that students could look at physically meant bringing in ideas about pollution, waste and plastics etc. Since these were issues brought up in The Blue Planet series students could make links between these materials and the topic.
Here are some of their first drawings:
Love the work! I think the students have made an excellent start and all taken personal responses to the project so far. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.
The scheme of work for this section of the GCSE project is on tes.co.uk (it looks at artist research and observational drawing).