Countershade

Community Interest Company

Eco-Activities

History Workshops

Industrial Revolution and its effect on art

1 day of workshops- Stephen Whitehead.

Industrial Revolution workshops | Countershade

1. Process

Paper Cutting - Compare the work practise of an artisan versus factory worker by producing paper doilies under each system. Artisan - make doilie from start to finish as individual. Factory worker - Each element of process demarcated and class work as a team.

Industrial Revolution Workshops | Countershade

2. Vision

Drawing - Contrast the response of different art movements to the effects of industrialisation - Realism and Romantasism. Pupils draw 2 sketches, one of an imaginary steam powered machine and the other of a walk in the wild.

Industrial Revolution Workshop | Countershade

3. New Ways of Seeing

Painting - As photography frees artists to look differently at the world, new impressions of the world around us are discovered. Pupils will be taken through ways to see a multi-coloured world and paint in in spots or dabs of colour. This will be contrasted with a black and white photograph.

Industrial Revolution Workshop | Countershade

4. Technology

Printing - Small groups work on a tile design to be printed in 2 or 3 colours, using foam pads as printing blocks. The different designs are then printed to make up a large complex design (like a Minton Tile hallway floor).