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Father’s/Special Person Portraits

Last week in celebration of Father’s day our art task challenged the students to create a portrait of their father or a special person in their lives. Portraits have a long history in Art. Portraiture is a very old art form going back at least to ancient Egypt, where it was popular from about 5,000 years ago. Before the invention of photography, a painted, sculpted, or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone. Portraits have always been more than just a record: they have been used to show the power, importance, virtue, beauty, wealth, taste, learning or other qualities of the person in the portrait.

Students were asked to think creatively about different ways to construct/design or produce their portrait (digital, sculpture, painting, drawing, modelling etc). They were also encouraged to use different items from around the house/backyard to create it with. Mrs Pawlowicz and Miss Alexander were very impressed with all the creative examples of portraits that were uploaded to Showbie and Seesaw. 

We wanted to say a huge thank you to all our wonderful artists!  

NEWS we are working on an online gallery. Keep a lookout for it!

Here are a small selection of the amazing Portraits:

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