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!
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!
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!
Our Year 7 Textiles students had fun making sunglasses cases in Terms 1 and 2. This gave them an introduction to using the sewing machines, working with felt, and creating their own designs. For the rest of the academic year they will be making cushion covers, using the Art Deco design movement as inspiration for their designs. They will work with a variety of decorative techniques and have an opportunity to design their own print block on our 2D design package. Look out for further photos of their work!