TY students end year in artistic style

Kilkenny College Art class Transition Year ended their year on a very high note when they unveiled their end of term exhibition entitled “Inside Out”.

Kilkenny College Art class Transition Year ended their year on a very high note when they unveiled their end of term exhibition entitled “Inside Out”.

The exhibition is centred on the idea of self – inside and out. Students began by examining how they see themselves and how others perceive them.

Using a questionnaire as a starting point, they reflected on what their facial expressions and body language say about them, looking at how emotions, attitudes, physical stance and even clothing inform people about who they are.

Practical work varied from large pencil portraits, wire drawings to early morning photographic assignments in the Fen. By completing a questionnaire, students delved into what makes them tick.

What makes them laugh? What are they passionate about? What do they feel strongly about?

Using this information, students made a 3D portrait using shoe boxes and casts of their faces. Along the way, they chose an artist to inspire their work.

They had to explore the painting style of the artist using a standard school chair as their canvas, and then they made a self-portrait inspired by their artist.