expressionist portraits

Students explored the movement of Expressionism and drew from their personal experiences to develop a design that reflected their first day at school. They made connections between the emotions they felt at the time and how they could communicate their mood visually. These designs were then used to create lino prints, focusing on positive and negative space as well as a balanced and dynamic composition.

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renaissance tiles

Students explored the historic and cultural elements that lead up to and defined the Renaissance period in Italy and Northern Europe. Students focused on the role that innovation played in the world of art and design, as well as the advancements made by Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer in their understanding and representation of the human body and portrait. Through this, students developed a series of renaissance styled portraits, including ‘delftware’ inspired ceramic tiles. 

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Emanuel School Visual Arts 

contemporary visual practice underpinned by our understanding of the past