Darren Fraser, a local painter and sculptor, visited the Moreton First Art Department for half a day to work with Years 4 and 6. Darren is well known for his exploration of the nature of personality and individuality. The application of light and shade in his art encapsulates the drama and humour his work is best known for.
Each workshop was inspired by three of his large, brightly painted canvases which adopted his distinctive and expressive style.
Motivated by their 'Women in Victorian Art' theme, Year 6 draped a mannequin in a folded paper dress and used this as their inspiration. They worked on large hand-made paper using charcoal and paints to capture the shape of the folds - a rather tricky task. All students rose to the challenge and impressed Darren with their confidence and artistic ability.
Year 4 followed a ‘Roman’ theme which has been their key focus in previous lessons. They studied fish within historical mosaics and, in response, painted directly from fish on plates using palette knives to apply their stone colours. This work they will continue developing in their next art lesson.