- High School
Grade 11 started with arguably the hardest assignment of the year. On the first day of school they were challenged to sit down and paint a portrait of their partner with no warning or instructions. We then spent several weeks conducting photo shoots, analyzing reference photos using photoshop, practicing acrylic painting techniques and processes, and wound up with a second refined portrait. The improvement between the first and second portraits were obvious.
Students were then challenged to critically investigate the work of another artist (formally analyzing their work and creating a copy of one of their portraits) before producing a third portrait of their partner in the style of the artist studied.
Through these four portraits, students learned how to paint more realistically and then moved beyond realism to consider style. They have shown tremendous growth already in their artistic practices and abilities, and it’s only October.
Not all students will carry on to paint portraits for their final IB Exhibition, but the work students produced during this unit will help them in making any kind of future artwork and will be submitted as part of their Component 2 Process Portfolio.
We look forward to seeing what they make next!
Portraits of Miyuki Maeda, painted by Emi Nishimi
Portraits of Yui Kurosaki, painted by Geo Nguyen
Portraits of Tanaya Nag, painted by Liza Glushak
Portraits of Mia Akai, painted by Aina Sekido
Portraits of Marina Lee painted by Chloe Seo
Portraits of Karen Wood, painted by Lula Hanari
Portraits of Maya Morikuni, painted by Ann Katashiba
Portraits of Liza Glushak, painted by Tanaya Nag
Portraits of Lula Hanari, painted by Karen Wood
Portraits of Geo Nguyen, painted by Yui Kurosaki
Portraits of Emi Nishimi, painted by Miyuki Maeda
Portraits of Ann Katashiba, painted by Maya Morikuni
Portraits of Chloe Seo, painted by Marina Lee
Portraits of Aina Sekido, painted by Mia Akai