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Draw interesting ‘selfie’ that portrays your character.
Draw the frame of a mobile phone first.
Think about the work by the artist Jonathan Allardyce that you studied in class today. Try to use the same devices, when you draw your own self portrait using pencils (no colours unless you have water colour pencils)
 light translucent use of colour
 solid patches of translucent tone
 careful use of outline
 minimal detail
 accurate proportions
Remember to include all of the criteria above to maximise your marks. Enjoy!

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Copy the Celtic composition chosen in class today. Copy one side first and if there is time complete the other half.

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Copy and paste the link below into the URL on your computer. Watch the video then complete your own drawing of the Celtic knot on page 27 of your sketchbooks.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+to+paint+celtic+trees&&view=detail&mid=B65947429F589D15BD58B65947429F589D15BD58&FORM=VRDGAR

Criteria
1. Each of the three sections of the knot should be equal in size and shape.
2. The triangular shape in the centre should be smaller than the outer triangular shapes.
3. All lines should be fluent/neat.

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Copy and paste the link below into the URL on your computer. Watch the video then complete your own drawing of the Celtic knot on page 27 of your sketchbooks.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+to+paint+celtic+trees&&view=detail&mid=B65947429F589D15BD58B65947429F589D15BD58&FORM=VRDGAR

Criteria
1. Each of the three sections of the knot should be equal in size and shape.
2. The triangular shape in the centre should be smaller than the outer triangular shapes.
3. All lines should be fluent/neat.

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Artist Study
Write about Ann Erpino and her work using the artist research sheet emailed to you yesterday. Choose one of her abstract figure paintings to describe in detail and copy the work on the opposite page, remember to include a colour swatch. Due next Thursday.

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Stick ICT research on page 20 and copy the landscape on page 21.

Log onto the Internet. In the Google search engine type your homework research title (JMW Turner Romantic Landscape). 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. 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.

(write this sub-title) About the Artist

The first paragraph gives us basic information –

1. The name of the artist.
2. The title of the work (in italics)
3. The year the work was made

(write this sub-title) About the Image

The second paragraph describes the work in detail –

1. What objects or shapes can you see within this work of art?
2. What colours did the artist use?
3. What materials or techniques did they use to make their work of art is it painted on fabric, clay, leather etc.?

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

Enjoy your research 

10972

Complete the colour wheel on page 11 of your sketchbook.

Show clearly the Primary, secondary and tertiary colours.

Use curved loose hatches.

Remember to show the correct level of saturation for the secondary and tertiary colour.

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completed all of your initial developments.
Select your best idea and focus on the different elements to match your study artist’s style and improve the overall composition. Remember each time you draw your idea something must change either the shape, colours, lines or tones. We should all start painting next week.
Study the Paint.net tutorial on:

Then develop one or more of your ideas to match the style of your chosen study artist.

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Produce a colourful winter composition in the style of Alex Berdysheff using paint.net or draw it by hand using any medium.
Further develop your idea by ensuring that all five devices employed by Alex Berdysheff are included.
What is the criteria for an A-A*
To achieve a higher grade your work must be neat and finished using the following devices.
• Abstract your photograph to make each object less realistic using the tools in paint.net. Go to the top tool bar and select ‘effects’ then ‘artist’ and then select ‘mosaic’. Adjust the shapes to suit your own level of abstraction.
• Create seasonal shapes of colour using the top tool bar select ‘adjust’ then select ‘curves’ then ‘luminosity’. Select ‘RGB’ then adjust the colours by clicking three or more dots along the diagonal line, then move them to create the right blend of seasonal colours click ok when finished.
• Decorate with puppet string (thin and thick) lines of monochromatic colour. Draw free hand with the pencil or brush or for straighter lines select the ‘rectangle select’ tool (side tool bar) then the ‘paint bucket’ and ‘colour picker’ then choose a colour from the colour wheel on the top right hand corner using the ‘colour picker’. You can vary the tone of each colour by selecting ‘rectangle select’ tool (side tool bar) then on the top tool bar select ‘adjustments’ then ‘brightness contrast’. Do this manually (by hand), if you are not confident to draw lines in Paint.net.
• Isolate a window shape with the ‘rectangle select’ tool (side tool bar) then on the top tool bar select ‘adjustments’ then ‘brightness contrast’ to create the window of light.
Remember we have art club on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday lunchtime between 1.30 and 2.00.

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Add photographs and interesting collage textures to you bedroom outlined in class today then add colour and tone to create a realistic 3D image.
Remember the ‘horizon’ line between the floor and the walls. The images must be the correct size to fit in realistically with your bedroom furniture.

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