Identity in Art

Identity in Art

Every Year 9 student explored the concept of ‘identity’ in a visual art project. As an introduction to the project, which focused on self-identity, students looked at examples of art/pattern/symbolism which are unique or traditional to a variety of cultures and therefore can be seen as symbolic of the ‘cultural identity’. They reflected on this and developed their own research of visual motifs, symbols and art which are relevant to their own ‘identity’ – developing an awareness of art as a means of communication and an expression of personal and cultural ‘identity’ as well considering their own place in a wider global community.

Aims and outcomes: 

For students to have a broader awareness of art & design in the global community and how techniques, styles and artefacts can be used to express ‘identity’ For students to reflect on their own ‘identity’ and to create a visual art work/artefact inspired by research to reflect this

 

See below for an example:

 

Identity in Art

'The Spanish Flag represents where I was born. The yellow, blue and red flag is the flag of Equador, where my parents were born and the French flag is because I am learning French. I like life colours and have 'shy' in blue because it is my favourite colour and I am shy.  I chose to do a design as a book because I like reading and the piano because I like music.  I enjoyed the project because I like working in 3D and because my sister helped me!' Brittney Veloz Robles 9H