The Big Draw Festival 2020! A Climate for Change

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

Lockdown Photography Competition

During lockdown, we challenged students and staff to a photography competition. The brief was to document the experience of a week in lockdown – from rainbows in windows and star-jumps on balconies, to explorations of your local area.

We had some amazing entries, but the winner was Christopher Wardell, Year 10, with his beautifully creative photographs of nature.

You can see all the photos below; click on the images to view at a larger size.

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…

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!