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!
Students were invited to produce a Christmas card design for St Laurence School’s Christmas e-card – either a festive photograph or a hand drawn illustration. We had such an amazing response and received so many creative and beautiful designs. Mr Stewart chose the winning card, painted by Chloe Sweet, Year 7.
With so many fantastic pictures submitted, we decided that we would like to share them with our local community. We contacted three of our local care homes and will be sending some cards to them in the next couple of weeks, with messages inside the cards from our Year 7 students to spread some festive cheer.
You can see all of the card designs below – click on the images for a closer look.
This month, St Laurence School has taken part in the Big Draw Festival 2020 – a worldwide celebration of drawing. This year’s theme is ‘A Climate of Change’, with a focus on endangered animals. Students were invited to draw their favourite endangered animal in any material of their choice to be included in our online gallery. We have been blown away by their fantastic artwork and their passion for the environment! #ClimateofChange
Over the summer term, our students who were moving on to A level Fine Art this September were asked to produce a series of work based on the theme of Still Life and objects founds around their home. Here is some of the fantastic artwork that they produced, using whatever materials they had to hand.
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!
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: