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Homework: Create your own Celtic celebration of your personal horoscope. The design must be colourful, with your animal outlined, using any wet or dry medium or mixed media like our lesson today. Art club will be active every Monday 4.00 – 5.00 for any students wishing to attend.

Here are the 13 signs of the Celtic zodiac:
The Rowan (Jan 22- Feb 18). The Thinker. They’re people with bright ideas (ideas that the world may not yet be ready for). Rowans can come across as aloof and unsociable, but underneath they are burning with passion. They have high standards. Animal: Cat.

The Ash (Feb 19- Mar 17). The Enchanter. The Ash person is creative, artistic, and in touch with nature. They tend towards being withdrawn and introverted, and can sometimes be moody. Ash people are very generous and trusting, sometimes to a fault. Animal: Adder.

The Alder (Mar 18- Apr 14). The Trailblazer. Alders are leaders, often drawing followers in whatever path they take. They are confident, gregarious and proactive. They have little tolerance for the superficial and dislike wastefulness. Animal: Fox.

The Willow (Apr 15- May 12). The Observer. Willows are intuitive, and in touch with nature’s cycles and seasons. This makes them patient and accepting people. Highly intelligent, Willows sometimes hold their potential back out of modesty. Animal: Bull.

The Hawthorn (May 13- June 9). The Illusionist. Hawthorns often appear average and ordinary on the outside but they are bursting with passion and creativity on the inside. They’re excellent listeners and have a great sense of humour. Animal: Seahorse.

The Oak (June 10- July 7). The Stabiliser. Strong and wise, Oaks love to stand up for the underdog and make good campaigners. Oaks like social settings and sharing knowledge, and make good teachers. They are nurturing and caring. Animal: Wren.

The Holly (July 8- Aug 4). The Ruler. The sign of kings, Hollies take on positions of power and leadership effortlessly. They can be competitive and ambitious, and this can be mistaken for arrogance. However, underneath, the Holly is kind and generous. Animal: Horse.

The Hazel (Aug 5- Sept 1). The Knower. Hazels excel at academia, and have strong memories. They like keeping abreast of current events, and are always well-informed. They also have a need for order. They have a keen eye for detail, and make good scientists, mathematicians etc. Animal: Salmon.

The Vine (Sept 2- Sept 29). The Equaliser. Vines are changeable and unpredictable, which can lead to indecisiveness. They tend towards neutrality, as they can see both sides of the story. Vines enjoy the good life and have a great sense of style. Animal: Swan.

The Ivy (Sept 30- Oct 27). The Survivor. Like the plant itself, Ivy people overcome any challenge to thrive. They persevere with grace and cling to their self-belief and faith in times of strife. They are charming and warm-hearted. Animal: Butterfly.

The Reed (Oct 28- Nov 24). The Inquisitor. Curious, with a lively mind, Reeds make great journalists, detectives and archaeologists. They love to ‘dig’ for the truth and can coax stories out of people. On the flip-side, Reeds can enjoy gossip and tend towards manipulation. Animal: Wolf.

The Elder (Nov 25- Dec 23). The Seeker. Elders can be thrill-seekers, and can burn the candle at both ends. Often blunt, they can have problems forming deep connections despite their gregarious nature. Despite appearances, Elders are generally deeply thoughtful with a genuine desire to help others. Animal: Hawk.

The Birch (Dec 24- Jan 21). The Achiever. Highly driven, Birches are always striving for more. They want to be the best, and are natural leaders. They also maintain a cool head, and are famous for their wit. Birches do have a softer side, and aim to bring beauty wherever they go. Animal: Stag.

Whether you take it all with a pinch of salt or can identify your own personality within these signs, one idea I spotted online may be worth pursuing. Stuck for a birthday gift or don’t want to risk getting a newborn yet another Babygrow? Why not plant or buy them “their” tree? A truly green present!

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Complete the portrait study started at the National Portrait gallery yesterday

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Produce a colourful and lively self-portrait in Van Gogh’s style.

Criteria
· Must show a slight side profile.
· Must be in colour.
· Use wet or dry medium.
· Must have linear patterns in the background.
· Must include the top half of your chest.

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Research The Suffragette movement (THIS IS A COMPETITION BUT WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED FOR YOUR H/W GPA).
https://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/group/18146.html?_ga=2.268836465.1874065066.1520264660-1853391504.1520264660

Create your own unique art piece inspired by the modern day struggles that women are still fighting for. What will your poster focus on?
1. Banner (poster)
2. Sash (wide ribbon worn diagonally from the shoulder across the body)
3. Badge (brooch)
4. Photo (picture photograph that you have set up and taken)
5. Drawing (any dry medium on any surface)
6. Painting (any wet medium on any surface
Criteria
What are women protesting about these days, do you know? Find out then, design a poster that could be used in an organised peaceful march. Think about an important issue, then design a poster, badge, sash or banner to make people aware of that issue. Your art piece must have a strong visual impact as people only have a few seconds to read and take in the powerful image as you march past them.

Do not use old suffragette images can draw modern/contemporary designs or images of women and girls today.
Do not use context from the internet write your own slogans, mottoes mantras.
Do not use symbols from the internet draw your own.

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In Psalms 19, it begins “The heavens declare the glory of GOD; and the firmament shows His handiwork”. Then later in verse 4, the Psalmist continues, “In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber…”Verse 5 continues, “Its rising is from one end of heaven and its circuit to the other end.”
Almost every major religion has some connection to the worship of the sun. The ancient pagans worshipped the sun and had a special celebration around the Winter Solstice. Saturnalia was a time to celebrate the return of the sun. Now the Psalmist was clear in his knowledge of who had put the sun in its circuit.
We can love the sunrise and the beauty of the creation of a new day, and we can remember who spoke it into existence. The best is yet to come as we increase our knowledge of God.

Homework
Draw or paint your own sunrise or sunset. Use any medium wet or dry, even make up or nail varnish can be used to render your painting or drawing to give it more visual impact.

Criteria
1. Must use a wide range of colours.
2. Must show foreground objects like trees, or buildings at the bottom of the frame.
3. Must add tones of grey and tints of white.

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Produce an artist research about a Vincent Van Gogh self-portrait.
Log onto the Internet. In the Google search engine, type your homework research title (Van Gogh Self Portrait). Choose a work of art and then cut and paste it into a Microsoft Word document. Place the image beneath the title (the artists’ name). Go to the Google search engine again and this time type in a search for the artist that made this work and see how much you can find out about the artist through different search engines like Wikipedia, etc. Then write about the artist using your own words. Choose an interesting font for the main paragraph to make the writing beautiful and use the format below using artistic words that show you have really looked at the work.

About the artist

The first paragraph gives us basic information –

1. The name of the artist, the title of the work and the year it was made.

About the image

2. Write a paragraph describing the painting using the language of art. Describe the brush stroke within this work of art, what colours the artist used etc.

Personal influence

3. Write a paragraph about why you chose this portrait.

Enjoy your homework and thank you for taking the time to present it beautifully and thoughtfully.

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Research The Suffragette movement (THIS IS A COMPETITION BUT WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED FOR YOUR H/W GPA).
https://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/group/18146.html?_ga=2.268836465.1874065066.1520264660-1853391504.1520264660

Create your own unique art piece inspired by the modern day struggles that women are still fighting for. What will your poster focus on?
1. Banner (poster)
2. Sash (wide ribbon worn diagonally from the shoulder across the body)
3. Badge (brooch)
4. Photo (picture photograph that you have set up and taken)
5. Drawing (any dry medium on any surface)
6. Painting (any wet medium on any surface
Criteria
What are women protesting about these days, do you know? Find out then, design a poster that could be used in an organised peaceful march. Think about an important issue, then design a poster, badge, sash or banner to make people aware of that issue. Your art piece must have a strong visual impact as people only have a few seconds to read and take in the powerful image as you march past them.

Do not use old suffragette images can draw modern/contemporary designs or images of women and girls today.
Do not use context from the internet write your own slogans, mottoes mantras.
Do not use symbols from the internet draw your own.

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Log onto the Internet. In the Google search engine, type your homework research title (Celtic tree painting). Choose a work of art and then cut and paste it into a Microsoft Word document. Place the image beneath the title (the artists’ name). Go to the Google search engine again and this time type in a search for the artist that made this work and see how much you can find out about the artist through different search engines like Wikipedia, etc. Then write about the artist using your own words. Choose an interesting font for the main paragraph to make the writing beautiful and use the format below using artistic words that show you have really looked at the work.

About the Artist

The first paragraph is about the artist, it gives us basic information –

1. The name of the artist, (do not choose Jen Delyth as she was our classwork example) the title of the work and the year the work was made.

About the Image

1. Place a small copy of the image into the word document.
2. Write a paragraph describing the image using the language of art. What objects, lines, patterns, colours or shapes can you see within this work of art, what else can you see?

Personal influence

3. Write a paragraph about why you chose this particular tree.

Enjoy your homework and thank you for taking the time to present it beautifully and thoughtfully.

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Research The Suffragette movement (THIS IS A COMPETITION BUT WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED FOR YOUR H/W GPA).
https://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/group/18146.html?_ga=2.268836465.1874065066.1520264660-1853391504.1520264660

Create your own unique art piece inspired by the modern day struggles that women are still fighting for. What will your poster focus on?
1. Banner (poster)
2. Sash (wide ribbon worn diagonally from the shoulder across the body)
3. Badge (brooch)
4. Photo (picture photograph that you have set up and taken)
5. Drawing (any dry medium on any surface)
6. Painting (any wet medium on any surface
Criteria
What are women protesting about these days, do you know? Find out then, design a poster that could be used in an organised peaceful march. Think about an important issue, then design a poster, badge, sash or banner to make people aware of that issue. Your art piece must have a strong visual impact as people only have a few seconds to read and take in the powerful image as you march past them.

Do not use old suffragette images can draw modern/contemporary designs or images of women and girls today.
Do not use context from the internet write your own slogans, mottoes mantras.
Do not use symbols from the internet draw your own.

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Research The Suffragette movement (THIS IS A COMPETITION BUT WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED FOR YOUR H/W GPA).
https://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/group/18146.html?_ga=2.268836465.1874065066.1520264660-1853391504.1520264660

Create your own unique art piece inspired by the modern day struggles that women are still fighting for. What will your poster focus on?
1. Banner (poster)
2. Sash (wide ribbon worn diagonally from the shoulder across the body)
3. Badge (brooch)
4. Photo (picture photograph that you have set up and taken)
5. Drawing (any dry medium on any surface)
6. Painting (any wet medium on any surface
Criteria
What are women protesting about these days, do you know? Find out then, design a poster that could be used in an organised peaceful march. Think about an important issue, then design a poster, badge, sash or banner to make people aware of that issue. Your art piece must have a strong visual impact as people only have a few seconds to read and take in the powerful image as you march past them.

Do not use old suffragette images can draw modern/contemporary designs or images of women and girls today.
Do not use context from the internet write your own slogans, mottoes mantras.
Do not use symbols from the internet draw your own.