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!

All photography by Francesca Bunten (Art Technician)

KS3 Art Club

Our popular Key Stage 3 Art Club runs after school on Tuesdays with Ms Lillywhite. This term, students have focused on drawing skills and have started with experimental techniques such as warm ups, gesture drawings, left handed and continuous line drawings as well as blind contour portraits where they focused on the subject but had to resist looking at the paper!

Next, they will be moving on to create some large scale images and experiment with different materials, line and form.

Above: Continuous blind contour line drawings of a partner using black marker then choosing a colour scheme to paint the shapes and forms with watercolour. 
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Year 12 Showcase: Art

Year 12 have been working on projects based on a theme of their choice in preparation for their Year 13 Personal Investigation next year.

They have enjoyed experimented with a range of different materials and techniques and investigating the work of both historical and contemporary artists.

Take a look at the sketchbooks below; click on the images for a closer look.

 

 

All photography by Francesca Bunten (Art Technician)

Year 7 Faculty Showcase: Creative Wash Bags

In Term 3 our year 7 Textiles students made wash bags.  Earlier in the year they had designed a block print on the 2D Design CAD programme.  Their block prints were cut on the laser printer and the students used them to decorate their wash bags.  Using a choice of fabric colour for their washbag, and a variety of fabric paints for their block print designs, they produced a wide range of fantastic products – well done!

Take a look at a selection from 7LG1, 7LG3, 7LG4, 7LG6, 7LG7 and 7LG8. Click on the images for a closer look.