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

DT showcase!

DT students at St Laurence have been making good use of their spare time during lockdown – if you’ve made something outside school that you’re proud of, send me a photo and you can be on the blog!

Mrs Ainsworth

Joby Adams Y11

Joby helped his uncle make a toy car out of wood, he also built his own computer out of components!

Sam Rickard Y10

Sam designed and built his own electric guitar – he built his own electronic circuit.

Armand Weissel Hetzel Y10

Armand began the first lockdown by making face coverings for friends and family, he created a secret hiding place in his room and has also made a number of rings using found metals.

Harrison Keyzar Y9

Harrison is lucky to have great workshop facilities at home and even has his own Youtube channel!

James Tasker Y8

James really made the most of his Mini Shelf project – here it is in his bedroom.

Sammy Couch Y10

Sammy has worked hard in his own time to become expert at using Computer Aided Design – here’s just one of his amazing drawings!

Suzy Faraway Y10

Suzy made this lovely flower pot holder during first lockdown in Y9 as a response to the Manipulating Materials project.

Will Bailey Y8

Will Bailey really pushed the boat out in his fantastic interpretation of the Mini Shelf project!

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 12 Art: Glass making workshop

Last term, Year 12 art students went to Court Street Gallery in Trowbridge to attend a workshop led by Alex Compton, a local ‘Glass Artist’.
 
The students brought their sketchbooks along as a source of inspiration as they had previously been set a personal theme for their coursework which could influence their outcomes in the workshop. They used some of the studies in their books as a form of inspiration and were then shown different ways they could work with and manipulate glass in order to create two free standing pieces of glass art.
 
Everyone enjoyed the workshop and learnt some new, exciting and rewarding techniques.
 

Take a look at their outcomes below…