Each term, Art Club is going to explore a variety of different art movements, their key features and important artists linked to the movement. After learning a little about the movement and discussing our opinions on pieces of work and their meanings, we will create pieces of art in the movement's style, trying to immitate the key features that we thought were successful.
We looked at the history of pop art and its influences before moving onto studying Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. We loved the comic book style and created self portraits using Lichtenstein's dots and stripes to create texture and shade.
We learnt about how cubism isn't all just about cubes, but how it manipulates perspective and alters reality, resulting in images which look as though they have been cut up, rearranged and stuck back together. We loved a modern cubist artist called Tommervik who painted superheroes and their alter egos so we tried to replicate this.
This week, we learnt about the technique called pointillism. It is where a series of small dots of pure colour create tone and texture from afar. We practised this technique on an apple before moving onto our own creations.