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  • Artist of the Week #9

    This week's artist is Lisa Milroy, whose work is being studied by Y11 students for their GCSE Externally Set Task. Milroy made lots of paintings of shoes and clothing, collecting items together as though they were in a museum. See her picture of shoes below.

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  • GCSE Exam Paper

    The year 11 art students received their GCSE exam paper last Wednesday . We look forward to seeing which of the 7 themes each has chosen. They will start their preparatory work this week and have until after Easter to develop their ideas. Exciting times.

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  • Artist of The Week #8 : Tomma Abts

    Tomma Abts, who was born in 1967 is a German visual artist who is particularly well known for her deep and moody abstract oil paintings. She uses combinations of geometric shapes and juxtapositions of straight and curved lines. Abts won the Turner Prize in 2006. The artist currently lives and works in London,

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  • Year 9 trip to the Tate Modern Gallery

    In two weeks we are taking year 9 students to the Tate Modern. It is a fabulous opportunity to look around an amazing building filled with inspiring, unusual, quirky and sensational art from around the world. The Tate is the most visited Gallery in Britain and is about to open a new wing that will more than double the exhibition space. Housed in a converted power station on the banks of the river Thames, Tate Modern has become a much loved institution. year 9 students will be able to study some of the collection, focusing specifically on Pop Art.

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  • Artist of the Week # 7: David Hockney

    Hockney is a well-reknowned painter and printmaker but we are studying him for his innovative photgraphy techniques that link with the work of the Cubist artists. Hi "joiner" photos show a fragmanted image of a subject and therefore rather ingeniously demonstrate the muti viewpoint effect that Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque attempted a hundred yours ago.

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  • Artist of the Week.

    We are looking at a different artist every week. There have been 6 so far. Look at them all here:

    https://uk.pinterest.com/challonerart/artist-of-the-week/

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  • David Bowie was a painter, too.

    Challonerart was saddened to learn about the death to cancer of the incomparable musician David Bowie. Born in Brixton his family moved to Beckenham when he was just six. He went to school in Bromley and got just one O-Level - in Art! He went on to be one of the greatest and most influencial recording artists. He was, we note, also an artist. Below is one of his self portraits. Challonerart salutes an amazing human being.

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  • Artist of the Week #6: Hanna Werning

    Hanna was born in Sweden and trained as graphic designer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. After returning to Sweden she began working independently and opened up her own Spring Street Studio. Hanna designs for some leading interior design companies and her designs can be seen across a wide range of products including greeting cards, stationary, wallpaper and many more.

    Hanna Werning's work incorporates a fresh, exciting colour palette with exotic imagery and stylised shapes showing inspiration from both flora and fauna. Hanna's illustrations show winding vines and decorative florals intertwined with quirky imagery of which includes deer, parrots, kangaroos and ducks. "I unite shapes and figures that don’t necessarily belong together, but which all attract me." stated Hanna Werning

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  • Week 15 in the Art Department

    Challonerart is looking forward to this week: We have year 7 students starting a project on furninshing design by drawing some cut vegetables: we have year 8 stuents continuing to draw training shoes in preparation for their project on fragmentaion in art in which they study a group of influential artists called the Cubists and the year 9 students are going to be looking at the outline of the GCSE course so that they will be prepared to make an informed coice when they consider whether or not to opt for Art as one of their subjects at GCSE. The year 10 students are going to be finishing their first GCSE project this week and the Year 11 students, fresh from sitting the first part of their mock exam last week will be continuing their main pieces. Similalry the Y12 students will be continuing their examination pieces in lesson time.

    Happy creating!

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  • Jane Eyre: the artist

    Challonerart felt completely priveleged to join the English department on a trip to see a production of Jane Eyre at the National Theatre yesterday. The set, lighting, costumes and staging were all masterful - a dramatic example of how mood, atmoshere and place can be evoked by simple visual means. The props were first rate. It was good to be reminded that Jane Eyre was an artist too, keeping a rather expressive looking sketchbook.

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