Year 7s Create a Great Impression
This week’s fine weather provided the perfect inspiration for Year 7 art students creating Impressionist paintings of the Swan River.
Bright blue skies dotted with fluffy white clouds were captured on canvas in Gisela Zuchner-Mogall’s art class. The boys have spent the last two weeks studying Realism, Naturalism and Impressionism and have looked at the progression from photo-realistic paintings to works that emphasise brush strokes.
After looking at the works of Constable, Monet and Renoir, the boys produced sketches of the river scene before moving on to their first canvas. While applying the finishing touches to their works, the boys explained that short brush strokes and varying the quantity of paint on the canvas were the keys to producing the Impressionist art.
Ms Zuchner-Mogall said that the Impressionist painting concluded this term’s Art and Design programme, which began with the creation of three-dimensional sculptures for the Old Boys’ Centenary Dinner.