Grade 10 Art students today started on their new theme called Hidden Structures. During the next several weeks they will be investigating hidden structures in bodies, organic forms in nature, machines and architecture. Since Da Vinci’s time, exploring the relationship between surface appearances and underlying structures means starting with observational drawings. The final task involves creating an artwork reflecting/expressing an understanding of systematic structures. Students may be examining cell structures in plants and animals, microbiological forms and DNA structures, branch and root systems, electrical wiring, computer technology circuits and so forth.
By Stephanie Wintjes, Art teacher