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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Year 7 students have shown creativity and imagination this term by designing animal hybrids, printing their own bug designs, and making insects from clay! Take a look at their wonderful outcomes and sketchbooks here:
8LG4 have created these beautiful clay leaves based on their experiences in the Lake District earlier this term. Students carved the leaves in clay and then painted them with acrylic paint; we think they look beautiful!