Our SLS Christmas card competition was open to all students again this year. We have had so many fantastic entries from all year groups. The winning design will go out to parents and carers, members of our local community, and local care homes. Here is a selection of some of the students’ beautiful work. Merry Christmas!
Year 11 recently sat their five hour practical mock exam. I was incredibly impressed with the level of creativity, focus and practical skill that they evidenced in that time, resulting in this excellent range of selected outcomes below. They should all be very proud of themselves.
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.
In preparation for their Personal Investigation project next year, Year 12 Fine Art students have completed a project based on an area of interest from a selection of past exam paper questions.
They have really enjoyed developing their independent thinking and research skills and exploring in more depth the materials and techniques that were of most interest to them. The final outcomes involved a range of techniques such as oil and acrylic paints, cyanotypes, casting methods, collage and stitch and assemblage. We can’t wait to see what they go on to produce during their Y13 project!
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!
Due to Covid-19. our GCSE and A Level Art, Graphics and Photography students have not had the chance to exhibit their work at school in our annual Summer Show. We invited these students to submit their work via email so we could celebrate it on our blog. Here are the submissions below; well done to all that sent work in!