Homework Assigments for Year 8

!! TEST !!

Date Set: 09 / 02 / 2016
Date Due: 23 / 02 / 2016

Draw 4 portraits on page 22 of your sketchbook.  Divide the page into 4 portrait shaped rectangles if you prefer but you don’t have to divide your page with lines if you prefer a cleaner/clearer looking page.   Think about your unique Profile how will you use sensitively mark making to show tone (light, shade, shadow) and create four realistic looking self-portraits. How will you use loose hatches cross hatches and basket hatched to create form (three dimensional shape).

Use the following devices to help make each portrait look different;

  1. Draw your face from an interesting angle each time.
  2. Use light from a candle/lamp, torch, window or mobile phone.
  3. Change your expression.
  4. Draw your face at different times of the day.

!! TEST !!

Date Set: 09 / 02 / 2016
Date Due: 22 / 02 / 2016

CHOIR- Do you hear the people sing?

Memorise the word of the choir song so that you are able to sing the song by heart.

Test on the 22nd of February, Monday.

All the best!


!! TEST !!

Date Set: 26 / 01 / 2016
Date Due: 02 / 02 / 2016

Produce 4 self-portraits each using a different version of your research artists’ style.

Revise key words for a test next lesson

Design (create/plan a piece of artwork)

Loose hatch (single linear mark used to show tone)

Cross hatch (vertical/ horizontal and/or diagonal marks used to show tone)

Basket hatch (curved hatches used to create the illusion of form/three dimensional shape)

Primary colours (red, blue and yellow)

Secondary colours (orange, green and purple)

Light (lighter parts of an object or scene)

Shade (darken parts of an object or scene)

Shadow (shade caused by an object)

Compliments (the opposite colour on the colour wheel)

Contrasts (the colours which sit side by side on the colour wheel)

Viewpoint (the particular point from which we are observing from, i.e., viewing from a window)

Form (shape of an object)

Review (analyse evaluate)

Composition (arrangement of a picture)

Impact (visual effect)

Measured drawing (drawing to scale)

Tone (light shade and shadow)

Date Set: 28 / 01 / 2016
Date Due: 01 / 02 / 2016

expo 2 rouge:

Revise all vocab for L&R test (p.57-8)

Complete :

ex 1/54

ex 2/54



ex 1/118; ex 2/118; ex 1/119




Date Set: 18 / 01 / 2016
Date Due: 26 / 01 / 2016

Research a lively, colourful portrait painting via the Internet and/or library books. Type ‘Abstract portrait painting’ as your search title.  Use your ICT artist research sheet below.

Log onto the Internet.  In the Google search engine type your homework research title.  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 your key art  vocabulary to show you have really looked at the work.

About the Artist

The first paragraph gives us basic information

  1. The name of the artist.
  2. The title of the work
  3. The year it was made

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 wood, metal paper etc.


Remember to check your work thoroughly making sure there are no spelling, grammar or punctuation errors.  Do extend your vocabulary by using these key terms and try to find more of your own researched descriptive terms for your writing.

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

!! TEST !!

Date Set: 15 / 01 / 2016
Date Due: 21 / 01 / 2016

Produce a poster about one of your key words.

The poster must include the key word and the quote.  (not the definition).

Make sure that a suitable back ground is chosen to express the mood of the word visually.

The key words were, Hope, Character, Perseverance and Suffering.


Date Set: 07 / 01 / 2016
Date Due: 15 / 01 / 2016

Define the key words – suffering, perseverance, character, hope.

This is an ICT home.  Use the table that I have emailed to you.

Define the key term in the middle column.

Find a positive quote using the key word and type this into the third column.

Date Set: 05 / 01 / 2016
Date Due: 12 / 01 / 2016


Now that you have finished writing your books it’s time to illustrate them.   For this activity Ms. Sinclair will be taking each year group to an ICT room next week in place of either your Art or Rel. Ed. lesson.  The date and lesson T.B.A.


To prepare for your ICT lesson with her you must complete 3-12 illustrations for your story.  You can either draw these in colour or get your friends or family to pose each scene in your story while you photograph them.  Save your 3-12 images inside the Art folder (find your named folder within the Art folder) on the ‘P’ drive by Monday 4pm.

Do pop into the art room if you need to scan a drawing  and upload it to your account or simply photograph your drawing with your mobile and email it to your school account, then save it to the ‘P’ drive.

Any questions do email me.  Please do not stop me in the corridor as I am very busy.

Remember your art lesson will be in 214 next week as we will be filtering our images to complete our sequence of illustrations for our stories.

Art homework 2:  Sit in front of a mirror and draw your face.

Start with a egg shape for the outline of your face.  Your eyes should go half way down this egg shape.  Apply the use of symmetry to line up your eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and eyebrows.  Think about the proportion (size, measurement) between your eyes, hairline and your eyebrows,  nose and your top lip.  Think about the outline shape of your face.     Think about how you will use tone and line to show the form of your face and make it look three dimensional.

Date Set: 03 / 12 / 2015
Date Due: 10 / 12 / 2015

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!! TEST !!

Date Set: 01 / 12 / 2015
Date Due: 08 / 12 / 2015

Revise all key words below for end of term assessment and read handout on given on ‘Kicking out racism’.

Rights: how a person expects or wants to be treated by others        

Responsibility: being accountable for your own actions

Discrimination: treating someone unfairly because of your prejudices

Intolerance: refusing to accept that other people have a right to be different

Stereotype: a description of groups of people who have something in common.

Prejudice: opinions that we form without knowing all the facts or much information.

Yob: a rude or violent young man

Racist: someone who believes that other races of people are not as good as their own

Racism: the belief that other races of people are not as good as your own

Anti-Semitic: having or showing a strong dislike of Jewish people, or treating them in a cruel and unfair way:

Xenophobia: extreme dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, their religions, etc.

Xenophobic: adjective of xenophobia

An adult: a person over the age of 18.

Irresponsible: not responsible, answerable, or accountable

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