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Disaster & Emergency 2016

Below; I just uploaded a never seen before ‘Disaster and Emergency’ stop animation by my S2, based on Munch’s ‘Scream’ painting. I don’t know why I never uploaded this before…? There was quite a lot of work put into making it. Creating the monoprints, filming the stop animation and editing the videos and sound effects. It’s pretty stressful to watch… So I won’t ask you to enjoy it.

“Makes Me Wanna Scream”

S1 had so little time this year, it just seemed to zoom in far too quickly. As a teacher, you try extremely hard to squeeze as many units and techniques into the year, though when you have a class one period a week, it feels that you have achieved so little at the end of it. Saying that, I’m still proud of what we have done this year. We explored colour and the visual elements, we made posters for Anti-Bullying week, we created environmental skyline pictures, sent entries to the ‘Young Brits’ competition, designed a CD package, explored the work of Eric Carle and lastly; looked at Edvard Munch’s Scream and started to paint our own versions.


For those that did not want to have a photograph taken of them screaming, they were given a photo of my ugly mug, as the painting by David E above shows. Each pupil had the chance to pose a number of emotions, one was chosen and printed to make a Scream style painting. Pupils painted their own version of The Scream to explore the colours and the techniques used. They then had to adapt these styles and colours for their own painting.


Sarah above shows a natural skill of adding patches of light and dark next to each other to build up form. Sarah created a beautifully detailed drawing for this painting, though soon realised that she would not be able to keep all the detail as the brush is larger and more uncontrollable.


Kirsten C above paints from her own picture, she keeps her style simple and dynamic, though has started to highlight folds and flesh to make the portrait more realistic. It is a real shame that these pupils were unable to finish their paintings, though I am glad that they were able to experience the unit, because as I had told them, ‘this unit was not about the final piece, it was about the chance to experience painting and working from unique and personal resources’.

Final Screams

After the Scream unit was completed, 2A peer marked each others work. They were asked to award each other points. The points were written on tickets, then each ticket was placed at a favourite work. Each pupil had to award ten points to their favourite piece, then nine points and so on until they gave out their last ticket which was a single point. The points were then counted up and three winners were chosen and framed.


Karen didn’t like her final piece. She couldn’t understand why I liked it. I like her choice of the pale green background, combined with the light blue of her skin. It makes you feel claustrophobic.


Rebekah’s work was my absolute favourite, looking at the face you can really see an element of sheer fear on her face. Good use of colours too. Rebekah and Karen were sitting opposite each other, so there are clear similarities (white mouth, pink hair), though there is something about this piece that stood out above all others.


Great use of colour on the face of Rebecca’s piece. Strong purples and blues add the look of worry.


Thomas has used red to emphase the danger in his piece. The hand slightly obscuring the face shows a fear and hiding, trying to protect himself. It’s a strong piece.


There’s a great expression on Blair‘s face, the use of cold blues and greens make the picture look very eerie. It’s as if he’s seen a ghost.


Although the proportions of Hayley‘s face are not perfect, she used a great deal of colour mixing to get that impressionistic effect. Hayley’s portrait was voted top by her classmates.


Nicole really hated this picture. She said it looked nothing like her and made her look extremely ugly. That may be the case, but I still like it’s quirkiness. There’s a kind of fun madness to it.


Gemma allowed me to keep this work, which I still have. I like the mix of attempts at 3D shading along with the flatness of the 2D shapes on the body and hand.


This pastel work of Crawford‘s is really spooky. The skin looks dead. It’s strange when you see such a cold blue in the background, but yet it’s the colour that stands out as being bright and warm… very weird. Carolanne‘s piece below is beautifully bright. It’s whiteness and cleanliness lends itself to the emotion of screaming or calling for help.


Below are the winning pieces framed, the winners; Hayley, Blair and Amber got to keep their artwork along with some congratulatory sweets.



2A (07-08) had to pose for these pastel drawings. They posed in various ways conveying fear, anger and happiness. They then had to pick their favourite from the three shots and provide a black and white pen and pencil study. After looking at some impressionist works, they then created a chalk pastel colour study. The aim was to focus on the emotion, rather than it being a realistic study. There were lots of successful pieces.