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 12 Fine Art sketchbooks & final outcomes

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!

Mrs White

Summer Show

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!

 

 

 

Year 10 ceramic workshops with artist, Rachelle Corker

Year 10 art students had some exciting lessons this term, when a local ceramic artist, Rachelle Corker, visited the school to hold a series of workshops with them. It was a great opportunity for the students to experiment with clay and glazes, as well as to create some 3D work for their portfolios. 

Students created their own ceramic tiles in response to Rachelle’s work – pinching, tearing, and modelling abstract shapes and forms directly onto the tile to mimic the natural shapes/textures found in plants, sea creatures, corals and geological formations. Once fired, the tiles were decorated using natural-looking glazes and oxides to bring the tiles to life.

Click on the images below for a closer look!

All photography by Francesca Bunten (Art Technician)