Artwork Title: Coursing Through

Name of Artist: Lim Hui Chi

School: Bukit View Secondary School

This lesson is suitable for students in: Secondary 3 & 4

Possible Guiding Questions for Discussing Art

Possible Guiding Questions for Making Art

Conceptual Thinking

(Before allowing students to read the synopsis)

  1. Who do you think these people are? Describe their expression. What do you think they are feeling or thinking? What you recognise the yellow/orange label in the picture? What do you think the artist is trying to convey?

Tell them that the work is about students’ experience while going through the O/N level coursework.

  1. After learning that the artwork is about the students’ experiences and struggles while going through their O/N level coursework, what do you think the artist is trying to say?
  1. Ask the students what are their personal experiences of taking art as a subject? Do the figures in the portraits reflect their emotions or do they feel differently? What do they like about art as a subject? What do they not like about art? What are their thoughts on art examinations?

Formal Analysis

  1. Describe the use of colour in this artwork.

Why do you think the artist choose to execute the work in this manner?

  1. How else can we convey a similar artistic intent in another medium? What made you say that?
Playing with Greyscale and Colour

Many contemporary artists (e.g. Lionel Smit) and designers use a hint of colour in their greyscale artworks to draw attention to certain objects or to create aesthetic impact. You can get students to think of different ways to compose powerful images using hints of colours.

This can be done using Photoshop, photo editing apps on their tablets or phones or recreated manually through drawing. It can be a fine art project or a design base project.

Self-Portrait elegant art task

Create a drawn/painted self-portraits experiencing art as a hobby, passion or personal interest. Use colour accentuations in your work meaningfully.

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