Last week's art topic - Abstract Experssionism

Thursday 11 June 2020

This week’s art lesson was all about Abstract Expressionism.

Abstract Expressionist artists used gesture and colour to evoke certain moods or feelings. Students were asked to express emotion in an entirely abstract drawing, considering how they might use shape, lines, and colour to express feelings such as hope, fear, confidence, frustration, and exhilaration.

What kind of emotion might a curvy line represent? What feeling does the colour yellow evoke? Students picked two emotions—a positive one and a negative one—and created abstract drawings to represent them. Here is the result…