Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Captuing Motion

My yr6/7 classes have been exploring photography as a way of capturing figures in motion and as a way to collect images that can be used to develop into a painting that shows motion.

We started by looking at Duchamp's painting "Nude Descending Stairs" 

I had this on the interactive white board with no information to give them any clues to what it was about. I used the VTS questioning to get them thinking. I also asked then to think of 4 adjectives to describe the painting in order to support a need in our school to develop vocabulary for improvement in literacy. We discussed the artist and what influenced him and this led us to look at the photographic work of Eadweard Muybridge. It was interesting to see how this man's artistic endeavors over 100 years ago has relevance to the entertainment we enjoy today. His experiments in capturing movement paved the way for motion pictures!

Then it was time to get the cameras out and start taking pictures. The children took photos of each other leaping into the air and creatin interesting shapes with their body.

These have been uploaded to the computers and this week we will select an image to work with and develop it into a painting.

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