Christmas card competition!

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.

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…