Beautiful Work: Still life

The historical traditions of Still Life are flourishing in Year 7 Visual Arts.

Students called on their Beautiful Work ethic to create bold and succulent examples of fresh produce. 

The Still Life unit gave our Year 7 artists an introduction to basic technical drawing skills and explores detailed use of colour and tonal shading.

All classes have looked at real items of fresh produce to inspire their artmaking, with the side effect of promoting an appreciation of the diverse range of fruit and vegetables.

Composition and colour were key components of the students’ exploration, with Year 7 refining detail in each lesson.

“It’s lovely to see how the students have pushed themselves creatively in this unit,” said Art Teacher Amy Robinson.

“They are starting to show the makings of real artists and now understand what it means to have a genuine artmaking practice.”