Surrealist Skateboards

Term: 1 Year: 2014

Year 9 Art students undertook research into the Surrealist art movement and presented their findings in their Visual Diary.

Students then completed a range of practical tasks to demonstrate an appreciation of this style ranging from collage to painting.

In this project students were asked to create a surrealist composition and to present their final painting on a skateboard deck using acrylic paint. Having researched artworks by Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst etc. students explored a number of unrelated objects as a starting point, and then played with juxtaposition and dislocation, channelling their inner Surrealist!

Whilst the subject matter presented on the skateboard decks has no intention of being logical, the students set out to paint their final compositions with attention to detail and realistic tone in keeping with the original Surrealist paintings they had explored in their initial research.

Carey Baptist Grammar
Suitable for 
AusVELS level 9