We will be looking at Still Life objects from a variety of angles throughout this year, starting with basic skills and moving into looking at aspects of meaning and association that can go with the objects around us. As the students develop their confidence, I'll be looking to encourage them to develop their ideas and the themes they want to communicate and explore through their work.
The students were given a selection of soft objects - clothing, fluffy toys, leather bags and fabric to choose from. They spent three lessons on this task and the drawings are A4 in size. We began working straight onto the paper with pens - no pencil outlines allowed! Although this was a considerable risk for the students to take in lesson one of a new year, I was impressed with the way they rose to the challenge and there were no disasters at all.
I love this drawing of a knotted woollen scarf - the way Kevin has handled the detail and textures is very mature and restrained. Below, some more!