Year 10 lino prints

After six months of exploring a range of different drawing techniques using pencil, fine liner, ink coffee and painting materials such as water colour and acrylic painting, Year 10 art students then moved into print-making, take a look a the range of outcomes produced below. We hope you enjoy looking at them.

Mrs Metcalfe

The Big Draw!

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.

Mrs Bunten

Year 7 Art Challenges!

Throughout Term 3, the Art department ran a series of optional Art challenges for Year 7 – an illuminated letter design about their personal identity, a creative photograph celebrating the work of the NHS, and the googly eye challenge.  The students produced some fantastic work – it is lovely to see how creative they are being whilst at home!

Mrs White

KS3 Art Club

Our popular Key Stage 3 Art Club runs after school on Tuesdays with Ms Lillywhite. This term, students have focused on drawing skills and have started with experimental techniques such as warm ups, gesture drawings, left handed and continuous line drawings as well as blind contour portraits where they focused on the subject but had to resist looking at the paper!

Next, they will be moving on to create some large scale images and experiment with different materials, line and form.

Above: Continuous blind contour line drawings of a partner using black marker then choosing a colour scheme to paint the shapes and forms with watercolour. 
Click on the images for a closer look…