Course Focus Local business, personalities, people, place – focus on visual elements such as people, signage, food, environment, equipment, cultural elements, menus, etc Walk through town with cameras to view shops and businesses, noting the cultural range represented and looking at the visual elements possible to focus on. Students will need to choose a business to focus on. Teachers need to organise an even spread of students to business. They may also choose businesses from out of town. –a discovery and honouring of the people behind the commercialism of the food industry; making connections –their stories and memories about food, and its importance in our lives, particularly concerning cultural and family traditions –students are to also think about their own personal/family stories, traditions and memories about food, and make comparisons with the experience of others –cultural traditions or understandings concerning food –personal memories concerning food –their experience of setting up and operating a food business in Pukekohe / NZ –thoughts about food in the current world we live in.
Key elements of Ellen Lanyon Drawing Layering Different Textures Variety of Size/Scale Breaking up Image into Sections Element that flows through the whole image, leading eye through. Accurate drawing with strong shading.
Based in Auckland and hailing from Taranaki, painter Nicky Foreman articulates her personal journey through life. Combining literal markers such as signposts and landmarks with symbols and metaphorical imagery, Foreman considers our connection with place and the personal meanings held by certain locations. Her compositions retain a painterly basis yet often incorporate collage and three- dimensional media.
Forman encloses vignettes, moments in time within oval frames. A traditional Maori design hovers above an historical photograph of Taranaki, A tree silhouetted drifts past a cluster of stylized leaves
A visual feast of rich colour, pattern and texture infuse Nicky Foremans paintings. Like an unfamiliar planetary constellation, signs and symbols float effortlessly upon a black grounding. Foremans paintings examine the emotional connection we often hold with locations - the sensation that a particular landscape can evoke. A visual diary of her journey, Foreman gathers imagery, dominant features, cultural associations, impressions, marks and symbols as a response to her environment.
Nicky Foreman - 2008 Paintings This work came about after a drawing I did last year in the studio of Cezanne in Aix-en- Provence, France. I have been to this studio numerous times over the last 7 years and find it peaceful, a place to have clarity on my own thoughts on painting. I did a rough sketch of the side of the room that is all windows but purposefully did not take any photographs. I did not wish to only render what I saw. For me the work tries to capture by looking out the window the feeling I have when standing in the room- the quiet energy of the space. The painting is a hommage to Cezanne.
Key Elements Killeen is most known for his wall works that consist of collections of images on cut out shapes. Simple shapes, symbols, sometimes silhouetted images and using simple colours. Sometimes shapes arranged into specific patterns like jigsaw puzzle