These were big, bold, black drawings of daffodils without any yellow in sight, and more concerned with interesting marks, design etc than botanical detail or literal accuracy.
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|Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence - Henri Matisse||
We looked at Op Art examples, then tried experimenting with these to see how pattern can suggest form, rhythm etc - then how folding , rolling, crumpling the paper distorts a regular pattern.
Then, almost in reverse, we looked at examples of dazzle camouflage on warships (used to confuse submarines from a distance) and drew a group of patterned cardboard objects to show how the pattern breaks up the form.
This group meets weekly during Autumn and Spring terms for informal but structured sessions to explore drawing.
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