Welcome to the IGCSE Summer Blog for BUPS/BIS (soon to be BLIS) students leaving Grade 8 and entering into Grade 9.

This blog is your guide to your summer assignment: 12 Variations

Over the course of the next few weeks you will be completing 12 different art pieces based around one object of your choosing. This blog will provide you with examples and links to help you with each variation. On average you should aim to complete two variations per week. You will need a sketchbook dedicated to the project. Heavy weight paper is the best.

Your variations are due on the first day of Grade 9 IGCSE Art
in September. Good luck and have fun!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Choosing Your Object

The very first thing that you will need to do is choose an object that you can easily carry around with you over the summer. Choose something that you are going to enjoy working with. It should interest you to look at and keep you interested in your project.

Example: Leon as Chosen Object:

Your object can be anything. There are no limitations, but, as mentioned earlier, it should be portable. Many of you are traveling and moving about during the summer, you will need to be able to take your object, sketchbook and a variety of art supplies with you.

Once you have chosen your object, a good idea is to take lots of different photographs of it in different places, from different angles, in different types of light. These pictures will help you throughout the project. They will be reference images for you to use while creating your variations and they will help you to "see" your object in more than one way. Keep your photographs in your sketchbook by making a reference page for your object.

Example: Some Reference Photos: