Mrs O’Higgins’ and my portrait class are currently stressing out and cramming in as much effort as possible to try and finish their final pieces. Pupils always underestimate how much time they have left, but it’s no surprise to teachers when the inevitable stress out begins. All stressing and panicking aside, the work is looking very varied and strong. Below Ross (S3) is finishing off little touches to his Mario inspired background while considering a title for his unit.
While Ashley continues to add magazine tear offs to her stained glass collage portrait. This was her idea, which I think is an absolutely fantastic concept. It makes her ordinary portrait into a statement about media representation of women and the idea of beauty.
On the other side of the class, Ruth carefully scratches the last of the folds on her jumper for her frightened pose. The scraperboard technique helps give that sense of drama and the unknown.