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Winding Art ?

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Gunznroses Thu 11-Apr-13 18:43:21

As part of DS1 holiday work, he's been asked to interpret two art pieces, one of i tecognise as (The Scream) in 'Winding style' OR choose the work of an artist he likes and interpret in in Winding style. Poblem is DS has no idea what a Winding is and neither do I. We've googled it but still none the wiser.

Ds has four pieces of Art work to do and this is the last one, can anyone help ?

harryhausen Thu 11-Apr-13 20:23:27

I'm a professional artist and I'm utterly stumped by this.

Does your ds have any Facebook friends he could ask? I know my dneice does this when she's confused. Sorry can't help more. I wish art teachers would sometimes make themselves clearer. My eldest dneice was hugely confused by some of her holiday GCSE art homework. She asked me for help once and I sent her off in the totally wrong directionhmm

Gunznroses Thu 11-Apr-13 20:38:48

Ds is under 13 so not on FB. The work is only for a small group of them not the whole class, this is year 7 work (Art scholarship group).

MrsBazinga Thu 11-Apr-13 20:59:21

I'm stumped too. Presumably it should have something to do with what they have been studying... Could you tell us a little about the other 3 projects, or what your ds says he's been learning about, just incase that gives more clues?

rabbitstew Thu 11-Apr-13 21:04:29

Well, if you have lots of molten beeswax, resin and pigments, you could copy the style of Ezshwan Winding (although the technique doesn't sound far off using tonnes of layers of crayon and then scraping bits off...). Or Ruth Winding specialises in gilded paintings... according to Google.
Or you could assume you have misread "Winding" and that it actually means "Wingding" and get your ds to type a load of nonsense on the computer... wink

MrsBazinga Thu 11-Apr-13 21:23:58

Lol, rabbitstew - those were the exact three scenarios I came up with, after a little googling, but all seem rather bizarre! Wingdings as an art form!

Gunznroses Thu 11-Apr-13 21:30:41

The first proj.was to make a full colour copy of a picasso picture(attached).
The second was to Set up your still life picture and paint or colour in using materials of choice.
The third was to make a large scale drawing of men's shoes, choosing own drawing materials.

The fourth says, 'Make a 'Winding' in the style of the example given. Either:

A)Copy the Klinet version -your own interpretation
B) Choose your own picture by a famous artist and interpret in Winding.

We have an A4 copy of 'The Scream' attached and another A4 indescribable drawing (its sort of a photocopy of stripey things if that makes any sense)

Ds has chosen to do B, as he doesnt know what a 'Klinet' is either confused, we basically have The Scream and this funny looking colour photocopy of horizontal lines as our reference points.

rabbit yes i thought of 'Windings' as well grin

tethersend Thu 11-Apr-13 21:38:32

Could it mean an image made by winding string dipped in PVA glue? Has he done this in class?

Is the 'Kilnet' Klimt by any chance?

Quak Thu 11-Apr-13 21:41:56

Are the instructions hand written or typed? Either way I think it's a typo or bad handwriting. I'd go for 'writing' maybe? Winding makes no sense. I'm an art teacher and I've never heard, used or seen that before!
Unless the teacher has their own terms for something but your ds hasn't realised??
How frustrating!

Gunznroses Thu 11-Apr-13 21:56:37

Well after staring at the two pics for forever, ds said he thinks the lines are actually made using string! Kind of ties in with what tethersend is suggesting, he said if he's got lots of string he can it to make said art work, but i'm still not sure we're completely u derstanding the full requirement. DS has emailed his art teacher.

By the way, it is hand written! I've read it about a million times and it definitely says 'Winding'. It all seems very kryptic and i'm convinced the answer is staring us in the face, we're just not well...arty enough! sad

MrsBazinga Thu 11-Apr-13 21:58:06

"Make a winding" seems to suggest that a winding is a thing, an object, maybe something 3D? Agree that it's very odd, and could well be a typo or misunderstanding. Not much help, I'm afraid.

Gunznroses Thu 11-Apr-13 22:00:58

Oh my God! I've just looked it again and tethersend where we thought it said 'Klinet' is definitely 'Klimt' (although we dont know what that is either, on to google).

Thank you all for your help please keep the ideas coming grin

Fragglewump Thu 11-Apr-13 22:02:41

Is it winding? As in winding string around???

AvrilPoisson Thu 11-Apr-13 22:05:52

klimt is an artist- did the kiss!

scripsi Thu 11-Apr-13 22:13:09

Is there anything like this attached to the documents you have - a Klimt painting with winding in the title

I made pics out of string wound into shapes after being dipped in PVA and I can imagine that would work with the scream

scripsi Thu 11-Apr-13 22:13:27

with functioning link

Gunznroses Thu 11-Apr-13 22:18:27

Scripsi - im afraid we don't have this picture. I think we will go down the making a picture out of string route, if its wrong, we'll find out on Tuesday, at least the teacher will know ds tried. We're all nodding of now! Thank you all so much for your help. We'll be back bright eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow morning and deciphering it again.

tethersend Thu 11-Apr-13 22:26:43

Hundertwasser is a great artist to use with string pictures.

Gunznroses Fri 12-Apr-13 10:18:42

Update - its definitely making an art picture with strings!!!! and Hundertwasser is a great artist to choose from. Thank you all so much for your help. smile

tethersend Fri 12-Apr-13 13:52:45


Do I win £5? grin

harryhausen Fri 12-Apr-13 14:50:25

Phew. Glad you sorted it. How did you find out? Did you just ask the teacher in the end?

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