The Big Draw is the world’s largest drawing festival with thousands of drawing activities connecting people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers illustrators, and each other.
This year’s theme for the festival is: ‘Make the Change’ and the festival is asking people to explore the relationship between people and our living environments through Art; this could focus on climate change, where you live, recycling or sustainability.
Some of our KS3 students have chosen to make a piece of art in response to this brief, you can see their wonderfully creative submissions below. Well done to all those who took the time to produce a piece of work at home.
KS3 students were given the opportunity to develop their photography skills in response to the work of the photographer Slinkachu. They had lots of fun exploring scale and perspective in their work both in the classroom and outside spaces. We were amazed by the level of creativity and sense of narrative behind some of the photographs!
Students were invited to produce a Christmas card design for St Laurence School’s Christmas e-card – either a festive photograph or a hand drawn illustration. We had such an amazing response and received so many creative and beautiful designs. Mr Stewart chose the winning card, painted by Chloe Sweet, Year 7.
With so many fantastic pictures submitted, we decided that we would like to share them with our local community. We contacted three of our local care homes and will be sending some cards to them in the next couple of weeks, with messages inside the cards from our Year 7 students to spread some festive cheer.
You can see all of the card designs below – click on the images for a closer look.
Year 7 looked at insects for their first project in Art this year. The final part of the project tasked students to create a mini clay bug inspired by Japanese Netsuke sculptures. Students were taught how to design these using charcoal and then shown mark making into clay in order to produce these wonderful outcomes below.
All photography by Francesca Bunten, Art Technician.