Year 11 have been taking artistic inspiration from the work of Edward Hopper as we continue with our study of 2D and 3D designs. Having successfully created a series of sketching’s from different textures around the school, our next stage of learning saw the pupils being guided on a viewing tour of the local community around Lansdowne School.
We set Year 11 the task of observing the many different types of buildings that are located in our area. We identified houses, flats, shops and pubs. The students created a series of sketches on location as preparation for our model building work back in the art studio.
We have seen how Edward Hopper used a series of etchings to create urban images. We then used this knowledge to give our own etchings a 3D perspective. The pupils have all designed and built their own representation based on the building that we sketched outside of the school.
Each class member chose their own materials to work with. We wanted the texture of our models to resemble as closely as possible some of the designs that we saw during our observation walk. Detailed decorations can be found in each model. The students have been encouraged to think about the perspective, keeping all the details the correct size in relation to one another.
We are proud to showcase a series of the Year 11 3D buildings in the video above.