12 Ngukurr students are working enthusiastically, towards an exhibition to be held at their school in Term 4.
Portraits is the theme for their Stage 1 Creative Arts course this semester. Drawing on the ideas of other artists the students have been developing their skills in drawing faces as well as experimenting with acrylic paint, watercolour and pastels.
Different portraits by other artists have been analysed to find how artists convey moods and emotions and compose their portraits. This has been helpful before students decide how they will produce their own portraits.
Planning and presenting the final exhibition will the basis for their Investigation assessment and, of course, it will be lots of fun for students to host the exhibition. Certainly I am looking forward to seeing the final portraits and fingers crossed that I can get to the opening!
Images; pastel portraits exploring poses