Thursday, 19 October 2017

5th Year 10 week project REMINDERS

Thurs 19th Oct.

Deadline for part A (still life section) of your workbook is in two weeks - you have now used up 3 weeks so everyone needs to manage their time carefully to ensure you complete the initial research sheet, dev. sheet 1 and dev. sheet 2 before Thursday 9th Nov.

Excellent work so far, my only concern is that you are not managing the time coreclty with a lot of you still working on the initial research sheet three weeks into the project. You must show a range of ideas for your theme for both A & B on the initial research sheet - so that is for both the still life and the craft (poster) on the initial research.
Show more detail, development and experimentation on your development sheet 1... you can also stick in photos, materials, papers etc... (use prick stick or correct glues when sticking down)
Development sheet 2 should show more decision making eg: what objects you've decided to do for final still life piece, show rough draft of layout of final still life, color studies, ideas & experiments.
Please write more notes around the sketchbook also so examiner can understand what your idea is, what you have tried out experiment wise and why etc....

Once your complete the first 5 weeks project (workbook part A & still life final piece) you will move straight into dev sheet 1 and 2 of part B of the workbook and do your final piece too.


 The deadline for the project is Thurs 14th Dec - This ten week project will be worth 80% if your Christmas exam and 20% will be your art history exam which takes place in the hall with the other exams.


Please use your time in between each art class to develop ideas, plan and experiment, you should not take a break in between the art classes just because you do not have your workbook home with you.  Use a rough sheet to try ideas out etc. Take photographs outside of school time also that you can stick into dev sheet 1 of the workbook.

2nd Year - NEW PROJECT & Homework

Thurs 19th Oct.

Today we started a new project which concentrates on still life observation.  I asked you all to rule out 6 box's on A3 white paper and label each box with - pencil, pen, paint, collage, fabric, last box is your choice....  The task is that you zoom in and concentrate on close up sections of your chosen object and FILL each box using a different medium and technique.

Homework: This is an on going project which you should work on in class & for homework until the deadline on Friday 27th Oct. If you have finished the first box please move onto the next box and so on.....









Some examples:





Close up of a key using pencil only - here the artist has turned the object around and zoomed in on different angles & sections of the key. Lovely shading & light and dark in this sketch as well as DETAIL.






Some nice close up sections of fruit where the artist uses colour, paint, pen and pencil. Great level of detail in each section and I love how the artist FILLS each box and there is no white space left around it. 



Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Junior Cert Art Group REMINDERS

Wed 18th Oct. 

We are now into week 3 of the Junior Cert art project (75%) - The prep sheet which is due in on 25th Oct. This sheet needs to be fully finished by 25th - decorated, laid out & stuck onto A2 sheet of card. There will be NO extensions given on any project work or deadlines for the JC art exam.



REMINDER: If you miss any of the art classes it is important that you catch up - this is your own responsibility so that you do not miss deadlines or fall behind - also please do not leave art folders with project work left unattended around the school/shelves - please bring home in evening time or inform me that you are leaving your art folder in the art room.





There will be no extension given for missing Monday's art class. 

1st Year homework & reminders - Week starting Wed 18th Oct.

Wed. 18th Oct.


1st Year: This week we will continue with our posters for your chosen topic: Halloween or Autumn.  Please continue developing this poster for homework.  The deadline has been extended to Friday 20th Oct.  You will get this class to finish it off & I will collect it at the end.


Friday, 13 October 2017

2nd year collages

Friday 13th Oct.

Blogpost by Kayleigh Maguire TY.


Below are some collage artworks created by 2nd year's - they used newspapers, paints and black pen to create their artworks over the place of a week. 































Thursday, 12 October 2017

5th Year - Sketch book - Still life examples

Thurs 12th Oct.


Please have a look at the sketchbook pages below where the artists have investigated still life objects using a range of mediums such a pen, colour, texture etc.... This might poor inspirational for creating ideas regarding size, layout, styles etc for the PART A of the sketchbook which is Still Life that you are currently working on.



Here you can see the artist has done some rough sketches of his chosen still life object 'Apples' and sketched out some ideas for layout for his still life piece (this would be the type of thing you would do in Dev. sheet 2 but you can also add in a few photos to this page too & papers glued down to sheet to draw on top of)



 Here are some very nice detailed pen and pencil sketches of a range of still life objects where the artist has added in little notes explaining his choice of object and what he has done....



I love this sheet for its layout and colour pops throughout where the artist investigates sea life, shells, seaweed etc in a range of mediums such as pen, paints, watercolour pencil and added in some little notes about why he did a drawing a certain way etc....

Here you have a simple slightly crushed coke can... the artist shows the can drawn on the left firstly in pencil (nice detail) but the exact same can is sketched beside it to show how he changed it by added colour.... this is a good idea as it shows DEVELOPMENT.....




More nice detailed drawings and sketches (using ink, pencil and chalks) with notes explaining investigation.... 



I like this experimental idea where the artist has glued on some card to his/her sketch pad, added pops of colour with yellow and white paint to the card...then once dry sketched in the object which is scissors using pencils and black pen.... 




Here we see some close ups in colour and black and white of the object.... I also like how the artist shows us the object from different angles and close ups..... this shows you are experimenting and developing your work...



Again, some nice detailed pencil sketch close up's of a key... I like how the artist shows us the close ups from a range of angles....



Experimenting with pencils and also paints and colour pencil.... Good idea to try out a range of materials rather than sticking to just the usual's which are pencil, pen and colouring pencil.....



 A good sketchbook sheet where the artist talks about their plans and ideas for their still life layout.  I would add some colour to this sheet too but.  It makes it very easy for the examiner to understand what you want to do, what colours you chose and why etc if you have clearly labelled each part and written some notes on the sheet beside your sketch.... This would be good idea for Dev sheet 2.



A nice idea for experimenting....

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Homework & Project Deadlines: All ART year groups

Tuesday 10th Oct.


1st Year - NEW taster group starting this week.

Homework: Please choose one of the following topics: Halloween or Nature.
Everyone needs to have reserach and pictures with them for Wednesdays class so we can start the new project. For your tasters you will be given white paper, but you must bring a pencil, rubber, scissors, pritstick and a set of colouring pencils to the classes.



2nd Year: The deadline for the two collage newspaper artworks is this Friday - I will collect both at the end of the class on Friday morning - one piece should be done with newspaper & black pen only and the second image should be created using newspaper, black pen with colour added to selected areas.  This piece will be graded.



3rd Year: We are now into week 2 of the Junior Cert art project (75%) - Everyone has recieved the exam paper, chosen their theme & we have gone through the marking scheme - For Wed, as I mentioned in Mondays art class I want to see that everyone has made a start on some artworks for the prep sheet which is due in on 25th Oct. This sheet needs to be fully finished by 25th - decorated, laid out & stuck onto A2 sheet of card. There will be NO extensions given on any project work or deadlines for the JC art exam.
REMINDER: If you miss any of the art classes it is important that you catch up - this is your own responsibility so that you do not miss deadlines or fall behind - also please do not leave art folders with project work left unattended around the school - please bring home in evening time or inform me that you are leaving your art folder in the art room.
It is important that everyone is organized and prepared for each art class during the course of this project. Bring your art folder/art pad, materials and all equipment you need to every art class.



T.Y - Anyone involved in Junk Kouture please bring in your design sheet & any materials that you have started to collect so far - it is important that you get started on making it this week.  I will have a NEW project ready to start with the rest of the TY group.


5th Year- As you missed Tuesdays class after being away at the road safety showcase in Letterkenny, you will have a lot of work to do in Wed's double art class. Please bring in some more primary sources, photographs etc so that you can continue to develop your workbook - at this stage you have 4 weeks left of the first part of the project so you should have your initial research sheet almost finished and be working on development sheet 1 for the still life section A.

Leaving Cert. Art:  Anyone missed Mondays art history class where we started the Gothic period of E.U art please catch up on any notes missed - we will continue with this section next Monday.  From Tuesday on you are starting a 5 week project for section B (craft) of the LC exam workbook - you will have to complete the initial reserach sheet, dev. sheet 1 & 2 as well as a finished craft piece. Please bring in any primary sources or photographs that you have taken yourself for this project to class this week. It is vital that you manage your time correctly and wisely in order to complete this project on time -  I will grade this as part of your mock exam - and in Jan we start the official work book & LC project.




REMINDER: Can everyone please remember not to leave art folders & art pads in school in the evenings or weekends please, you should be bringing them home with you - any artpads left unattended will be moved.