Year 6 explored the Ancient Mayan's glyph system of writing. After drawing a range of glyphs, they chose one to develop into a series of prints. They had to consider using negative space to make a line when making their raised printing block or collagraph. They explored rotating and repeating their designs. Some of the group printed on to fabric to make a collaborative piece.
Using traditional Indian pattern that influenced the design of the Royal Pavilion, Year 6 made their own versions of these 'mango' or Paisley patterns. As well as using pattern and line, they included images to share their interests and identity. They were scanned into a paint software and they could then explore colour ways considering complementary and colour families. They were turned into stained glass windows by printing them onto acetates.
Blood , bones and other bits....
Using the skull and bones collection from the Booth Museum and Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings as our starting point, we made carefully observed drawings. Applying tone and shade to show depth and a range of line to show texture.
Brighton and the Great War
Looking at the influence and impact of the Indian soldiers at The Royal Pavilion during WW1 as a starting point to think about how different cultures influence each other on many levels.
Starting by exploring pattern and line in traditional Indian 'mango' designs, then using mixed media and printing to make collages to visually represent cultural influences.
Collage & printing
Using our patterns, collage and printmaking to show the cultural influences and the layered history of The Royal Pavilion and its role in WWI in offering care to the Indian soldiers.