GCSE Art Scheme of Work: The Blue Planet

My GCSE Art students have been working on a project titled The Blue Planet.

Inspired by issues brought up in the BBC Blue Planet series, they have started collecting images, materials and photographs related to the project, and they have mind-mapped their initial ideas. This post shares some of their first drawings in response to the brief.

The project brief 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.

Collin Lynch (Essarai Ceramics):Screen Shot 2018-05-15 at 19.42.47

Amy Eisenfeld Genser:
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Tamara Phillips:Screen Shot 2018-05-15 at 19.50.45

More artists are on my Pinterest board!

Moving the GCSE art 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:

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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 full scheme of work for this GCSE art project is available here.

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