SUMMER ART PROJECTS
This summer we are setting 10 art assignments for you to complete, which will include photography, drawing, and collage. These assignments will be posted on this page, and on the Oxford Riverside Gallery Facebook Page. Please send your photography, or photographs of your drawings etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org A selection of this work will be shown on the Oxford Riverside Gallery website and facebook page.
PROJECT 1 - FACELESS PORTRAIT
Using any medium (e.g. Photography, drawing, collage, photography, paint, sculpture and so on) create a 'Faceless Portrait'. Do an internet search to find examples to inspire you.
There is an explanation of the idea at the National Geographic website, applied to photography; but the idea works in any medium.
PROJECT 2 - PORTRAIT OF A PLACE
Using the medium of your choice (e.g. drawing, collage, photography, painting etc.) create an image of a place that interests you (or a series of images - max.6). This could be, for example, from the natural landscape or the built environment.
HELP: Look at the way that the artist Tom Wood works:
Part 1 of documentary about Tom Wood
Part 2 of documentary about Tom Wood
The Old House on Mount Pleasant Road
PROJECT 3 - SHOES
Can an old pair of shoes/boots/sneakers tell us anything about our lives? Van Gogh, and many artists since, seemed to think so. In 1886-8 Van Gogh made at least 5 paintings of shoes and boots. READ MORE HERE. Perhaps the most famous artist to make shoes the subject of many artworks was Andy Warhol - READ MORE HERE.
Using the medium of your choice (e.g. drawing, collage, photography, painting etc.) make an artwork featuring footwear.
Look at the shoes paintings of Van Gogh and other famous artists.
Check out the many Youtube tutorials on drawing shoes.
A pair of shoes
Vincent Van Gogh, 1886
PROJECT 4 - STILL LIFE