Monday, September 19, 2011

le Rat

We are learning about graffiti stencil artists Blek le Rat and Banksy. After some research about them, we cut out and used simple stencils from printouts based on rat designs which appear in both their art.
What we liked about our art:
Vatrina: I liked that you could make your own design and cut it out as well as stencilling it by yourself. This art was enjoyable because depending on the hardness of your brush it shows the piece more effective.

What were the difficulties:
Vatrina: The difficulties of this art was using the craft knife. If you push too hard it will rip the paper and your paper will become rough on the edges, but if you push lightly it will keep the paper smooth

Zainab: I found that using the craft knife is harder to use than I thought. If you don't use the knife in the correct position it will cut i correctly and make it all rough. It you do it in the right position it will cut smoothly.
What I found interesting:
Zainab: I honestly never knew how to make a stencil out of cardboard. I used the craft knife thinking that it will be easy and wont take me long but when I got hold of the knife, I knew it will take me a long time.

Rebecca: When Mr Wood showed us how to cut a rat with a craft knife it looked easy, but when I tried it was hard.So I kept on trying and I got really use to it.


  1. I love this project. You can do so many interesting projects with stencils. Did any of your students come up with some interesting ideas about how they could use them?

    Mr. C

  2. Thank you Mr. C, we will definitely consider that for our next lesson.

  3. This art looks really cool. We liked the colours on the rats, like the red!
    From Bradie, Isabel, Jayda.

  4. I like your pictures because they have cool colours. How did you come up with that idea?

  5. Thank you Sienna, both our artists like to do picture of rats.