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!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

#9 - Untitled, a Collage Portrait

The Progression

The Collage Portrait is something that you are very familiar with after your portrait series this past year. Based on the idea of reducing a face to some essential shapes, cutting those shapes from different coloured papers and then positioning them all to compile the face of your subject. It looks simpler than it is, in this variation I worked with the 10 x 10 cm format again, and it tested my patience no end as I was cutting shapes that I could barely hold. I might attempt this again in the future in a larger format, so that I can have more fun with the shapes and perhaps shake the colours up a bit.

Sharon Lacoste McDonagh, Untitled, 2009
Cut Paper 10 x 10 cm