On Thursday, November 9, Years 10 and 11 students following the IGCSE programme in Art and Design visited two of Kyiv’s leading museums, namely the National Art Museum of Ukraine, and the Khanenko Museum.
At each venue, the students had the benefit of a brief guided tour that highlighted some of the major pieces on display and also selected works that were directly relevant to their individualised Coursework aims and aspirations. Works were looked at very closely on grounds of style, technique, materials used, colour usage etc.
Students took photographs of the works and in the coming weeks and months they will be further analysing and describing their chosen images, learning lessons from them and applying those lessons to their own individualised Art work.
“For example, a student may have chosen a landscape painting because of its contents or because of its colour range”, explains Mr. Stephen Almond, Art and Design teacher. “He or she would then note down those elements and consider using a similar composition or range of colours at the same time ensuring that his or her work remained original. We call this the ‘application of knowledge’.”
The students have been advised to revisit the two museums in their own time accompanied by their parents and also visit other galleries to see original work.