Howard Arkley Houses

Term: 1 Year: 2018

Year 5 students from Toorak College, Mount Eliza, created artworks created artworks that communicated ideas made from observations of Howard Arkley’s work. Celebrating mundane suburbia, Arkley depicted the average period Melbourne house using bold colours, heavy outlines and designs. The students photographed their own homes then transferred the image onto A2 cartridge by marking over the outlines using the projector. They explored the technique of hard edge painting with acrylics and delineated the painted areas with a prockey marker, emulating Arkley’s style. Informed decisions were made regarding selection and placement of colour. Art elements included line, colour, contrast, space and perspective.  This task linked to the Unit of Inquiry, ‘Who we are’ and the concept of Identity.