Year 12 Fine Art sketchbooks & final outcomes

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!

Mrs White

Year 13 Photography: Personal Investigation

Year 13 Photography pupils have been exploring their own Personal Investigation over the last couple of months; this could be anything from, ‘An investigation into ways photographers capture people in the urban environment’, to, ‘How has perspective been used in photography over time?’. Pupils were asked to look at inspirational photographers as a starting point, then plan and take a series of photographs in response.

The latest lockdown period has proved challenging as students have been more restricted in terms of materials and equipment, however here are some examples of some of the mini outcomes they have produced during this time.

Mrs Metcalfe.

Year 13 Graphics: Midway outcomes and reflections…

Year 13 Graphics pupils are now halfway through their component one projects. After months of research and developments, they were asked to create a graphic outcome that met many of their project intentions through a five hour practical assessment. All pupils performed incredibly well, showing a high level of skill, creativity and understanding of the graphic design. It was also an opportunity for them to trial some ideas for their eventual final outcome.  Below is a selection of the work produced.

Click on the images for a closer look.

Mr Bruten.

DT showcase!

DT students at St Laurence have been making good use of their spare time during lockdown – if you’ve made something outside school that you’re proud of, send me a photo and you can be on the blog!

Mrs Ainsworth

Joby Adams Y11

Joby helped his uncle make a toy car out of wood, he also built his own computer out of components!

Sam Rickard Y10

Sam designed and built his own electric guitar – he built his own electronic circuit.

Armand Weissel Hetzel Y10

Armand began the first lockdown by making face coverings for friends and family, he created a secret hiding place in his room and has also made a number of rings using found metals.

Harrison Keyzar Y9

Harrison is lucky to have great workshop facilities at home and even has his own Youtube channel!

James Tasker Y8

James really made the most of his Mini Shelf project – here it is in his bedroom.

Sammy Couch Y10

Sammy has worked hard in his own time to become expert at using Computer Aided Design – here’s just one of his amazing drawings!

Suzy Faraway Y10

Suzy made this lovely flower pot holder during first lockdown in Y9 as a response to the Manipulating Materials project.

Will Bailey Y8

Will Bailey really pushed the boat out in his fantastic interpretation of the Mini Shelf project!

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.