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Welcome to Painting in 2016

As you have already figured, you are a part of one of four now quite large senior classes.

This week and next (week 3 and 4) we will work on making sure you have all been interviewed to establish a potential individual direction within your own class's theme.

This has so far happened for the following students in the Media Control/Propaganda class:


Cartoon illustrations of girls, tv's and cameras, being controlled, hypnosis, tv with the swirls, being drawn in, a girl being controlled having to make a choice, as to which path to take, feeling like she has to fit in, not sure what to do.
  • Strong narrative
- References to pop art
- 1950’s iconography
- Miss Van - graffiti cartoon figures

  • Appropriation
  • Graphic novel approach

Hype around the earthquakes, abandonment in the red zone. Is the media hyping things up?
  • Understand how the media can blow things out of proportion
  • Antonio Hall near Riccarton - there are tours available. Check it out.
  • Find an example online of media making more of a story than was there, try and relate it back to red zoned housing and earthquakes in chch.
  • Can you get out to the east with DAD to take photos of an abanonded property? even spaces where houses used to be and are no longer?
  • Mrs Clemence can go out NEXT weekend too.

-Archeological dig element to this, looking at ruins?

was meant to read the comment on her blog and act… is now doing so. Lovely girl really :-)

Ana’s painting from last year is influential to him
Likes the flow from one image to another - as a way of linking multiple pieces of work
Bullying, trees, sky, people, poor people, defining love. Why are there no references to Samoan standards of beuaty?

  • Rene Magritte
  • Salvador Dali

Find examples of their work that you like. Make sure you put the title and date of their work. Post them on your blog and say why you have chosen these images as starting points.

Draw out some ideas as thumbnail sketches, next week we will discuss these in class and what to do next


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Where to find your course work and your feedback for this class

On our google site:
Book mark this if you haven't already.

If you hover over the NCEA Visual Art levels' 1 - 3 button, you get to see the course outlines drop down. you can select to see one of those there. 

Otherwise, if you want your class page, click on the blue tab directly. it takes you here:

You should all know what line you are in by now. Clicking on the correct line, will take you to your own class resources, including our shared google sheet, which also has your blog addresses on it. Because of the nature of google sites at this point, unless you have editing permissions for the whole page. you will only be able to VIEW this sheet from here. However, you do have it in your google drive in 'shared with me'. 

This is where all the feedback we have talked through in class should be recorded. It means you can always go back to it. Now that you know how to find it, I would like you to make sure you are always act…