Arts and Social issues

After observing and analysing examples of Realistic art pieces which evidence social issues, Year 8 students were asked to develop a realistic painting using mixed media.

The activity consisted in selecting and analysing an article that discusses a social aspect of our country reality and that reflects the values presented in our school's PSE program.

The students wrote a reflection on the topic chosen, explaining their idea, purpose and intention, looked for different visual references, sketched some possible compositions in black pencil, and used the IPAD application PICSART to plan their compositions combining images of interest.

The final outcome was an expressive work in relation to the chosen theme.