Now the year 11s are on study I had a bit of time today to get on with a job that has been on my to do list for a while now… tidying the coloured paper bits! They were in a large tray all jumbled up and students could never be bothered to dig about in it so they took a new sheet and I ended up with more and more off cuts. So I decided to consolidate some bits and pieces in trays I have in my cupboards for the paper. I’m hoping that this will help to keep them more organised and be easier for students to get to the colour they are after.
In my art room at school I have put together a wall of images and artist names to help inspire the students. I find that when it comes to having to look for artists to help with their work they find it difficult to know where to start.
So I decided to scroll through my artists and designers Pinterest board and dig out some artists that the students might like. I selected one stand out image that represents that artists style and then placed the artists name above the image and a collection of words/ themes that link to the artwork, i.e. colour, pattern, cities etc.
Once the posters have been up for a while and need refreshing I file them in an A3 clip folder. Over time this is beginning to fill up nicely and has a really wide selection of varying artists for students to view.
If you look to the right of the black tape that is dividing the cupboard doors this is where I have placed some more posters, but this time they are giving sketchbook/ journal advice to students. I have found that this wall has been great for helping students to think more imaginatively about how they use their sketchbook/ journal. Once again I used my Art – Sketchbooks board on Pinterest board to help me source the images on the p