Mrs Vanessa Hounsell
Art at Bishopslea aims to be creative and relaxed, with an emphasis both on discipline and imagination.
- From Grade 3 to Grade 7, Bishopslea girls have two art classes a week where they explore famous artists and movements in visual art, from Rembrandt and van Gogh to more modern painters like Munch and Picasso.
- They begin to develop an awareness of proportions, taking note of everything they observe.
The girls are exposed to numerous areas of art for example :
- Paper-cutting and collage is used extensively to model works like van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”, and many colourful examples of pupils’ artwork adorn the school’s corridors.
- Another interesting tuition device is modelling, where for example an i-pad is used to photograph the girls whispering to one another, to illustrate graphically the process of communication, as well as to suggest emotion in colour.
By Grade 7 a foundation will thus have been laid for High School graphic art as well as for computer studies, architecture and many other professions where visual awareness is of primary importance.