Painting inspired by the Clyde waterfront

This project will develop students' k/u of 2D painting processes by using the Clyde waterfront as a starting point to create an original painting to present to a panel of local artists; art gallery curator; LA personnel (culture/arts). The winner will be selected for exhibition e.g. at GOMA, as part of the promotion for Clyde waterfront regeneration. Paintings can be realistic or semi-abstract as well as having an interesting use of composition and colour.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. the expressive process, learning how to use various materials and techniques 
• Employability skills enhanced - application of knowledge in a real situation by being able to follow a brief, by being in competition with peers, and by presenting finished product. Selling own painting also relates to selling oneself in an interview situation 
• Communication & analysing: critiquing each others work at end of project 
• Researching, planning and sourcing: going through the investigation and development process 
• Presenting: presenting your work to class at end of the project 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by pupil focussed working through development of expressive ideas 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making aesthetic decisions throughout their expressive unit. Learners will also justify their painting to the rest of the class 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Art, students will work with the visual elements: line, shape, texture, colour and tone
• Relevance of how art is relevant to work and life (what's the point in art - debate) and how this subject knowledge is put into practice in a real situation (e.g. applying for a commission)

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