Useful resources for Year 11 students
Interested in creating some Graphics work?
This week’s theme is
Humans have always looked up into the night sky and dreamed about space.
In the latter half of the 20th century, rockets were developed that were powerful enough to overcome the force of gravity to reach orbital velocities, paving the way for space exploration to become a reality.
There was the ‘Space Race’ – between the Soviets and Americans to be the first to land on the Moon.
“Landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth within a decade” was a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind” as he stepped onto the moon. Six Apollo missions were made to explore the moon between 1969 and 1972.
Astronomy studies Space from the Earth with telescopes
Elon Musk and SpaceX – on 30/05/20; ‘Dragon’ was launched with the two astronauts successfully docking at the international space station.
Work with materials and equipment you have at home – this can be manual art media or using digital software. Your work could be hand drawn, photography, Moving image GIF, Photoshop, Illustrator, collage, stitch, or mixed media.
Use this link to visit Pinterest for some ideas to start your creative thoughts going!
Think about the concept of your work and the type of work you would enjoy creating. Here are a few ideas to start you off, but you can create your own!
So – get your thinking hats on… it’s up to you how you interpret the theme of ‘Space’! I look forward to seeing your work, so email it through to me at Taylor.N2@runshaw.ac.uk.
Last week’s theme was
Over 1.5 million living animal species have been described—of which around 1 million are insects—but it has been estimated there are over 7 million animal species in total. Animals range in length from 8.5 millionths of a metre to 33.6 metres (110 ft). They have complex interactions with each other and their environments, forming intricate food webs.
Humans make use of many other animal species, such as for food (including meat, milk, and eggs), for materials (such as leather and wool), and also as pets, and for transports, as working animals. Dogs have been used in hunting, while many terrestrial and aquatic animals were hunted for sports. Non-human animals have appeared in art from the earliest times and are featured in mythology and religion.
Animals have been the subjects of art from the earliest times, both historical, as in Ancient Egypt, and prehistoric, as in the cave paintings at Lascaux. Major animal paintings include Albrecht Dürer‘s 1515 The Rhinoceros, and George Stubbs‘s c. 1762 horse portrait Whistlejacket. Insects, birds and mammals play roles in literature and film, such as in giant bug movies. Animals including insects and mammals feature in mythology and religion. In both Japan and Europe, a butterfly was seen as the personification of a person’s soul, while the scarab beetle was sacred in ancient Egypt. Among the mammals, cattle, deer, horses, lions, bats, bears, and wolves are the subjects of myths and worship. The signs of the Western and Chinese zodiacs are based on animals.
So get your thinking hats on……it’s up to you how you interpret the theme of ‘Animals’! I would love to see your work, so please send a photograph or digital file to Taylor.N2@runshaw.ac.uk. I look forward to seeing your work! (Nikki Taylor, Teacher of UAL Graphics).
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Watch Grayson’s Art Club on Channel 4 every Monday at 8pm or catch up on More 4.