Graphic Acrylic Portraits (Year 8, 2018)

As further development on our year 8 self-portrait project, year 8 students produce an A2, graphic style painting. This project sees our learners develop photoshop skills; editing colour, applying a filter and adapting the levels to transform their primary images ready to work from. Colour mixing is a key skill developed in this project, the students are encouraged to consider ratios of colour and use their images to check for accuracy. The graphic style of these works means that our students are able to explore a different success criteria to work towards when painting, focusing on flat, even colour and neat lines. Providing the exploration of contrasting artistic styles within our KS3 curriculum will give our learners the opportunity to discover their strengths, personal tastes, and develop a broad base of skills and knowledge to draw from, preparing them for GCSE Art.