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 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. 
Click on the images for a closer look…

Art Show 2018

Please come and join us for a fabulous evening of art, graphics, and photography on Thursday the 19th of July, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

GCSE and A Level work will be on show, as well as the Year 8 Lakes project.

We hope to see you then!

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