Black Swan Arts Young Open 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Black Swan Arts Young Open has become the most successful and prestigious art competition for young people between the ages of 8 and 19 years old in the South West, attracting hundreds of entries from individuals, schools and youth groups.

St Laurence School has entered a great selection of work from our talented students; ranging from photography, drawing, painting, print, collage, film, to 3D and installation. The selections will be made by the judges next week, with the winners notified in March. If work is selected, it will be exhibited to the public at Black Swan Arts gallery in Frome. Good luck to all our students!

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Year 7 Faculty Showcase: Textiles

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!

 

 

Year 7 ADT Faculty Showcase: Adinkra symbols

7X1, 7X2, 7Y1 and 7Y4 have been looking at Adinkra symbols as part of Term 3’s focus on identity and creativity. Adinkra symbols orginate from West Africa and are often formed as stamps which are then printed on cloth to be worn. The symbols carry meaning, whether that be related to an indvidual’s personality or manner, or regarding wisdom or ancient proverbs.

Our students were tasked with creating their own Adinkra symbol which sums up their own personality and/or identity.

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