Week 6 W/B Mon 11th Oct 2021

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Monday 6th Sept 2021

Welcome to the new term in the Art Dept.

We are so looking forward to teaching drawing, painting, printing, photogtaphy and sculpture this year.

Our year 5 and 6 artists will be intitailly looking at pattern and natural forms as their introduction to the Art room. In Year 7, we begin with a short project all about Still Life and in Year 8 we embark on a series of work about the City. Year 9 students will tackle a the War and Conflict project. At GCSE level, the Year 10 student's first topic is nature and our Year 11 students are engaged in producing a portfolio of studies on a theme of their choosing. A-level students are looking at Japanese Art.

Happy creating to all!

Friday 17th Sept 2021

We had a brilliant second week in the Art Department with all our year group projects up and running. Such fantastic creativity across all years it is hard to pick an absolute favourite moment, but it could have been marking the homework of 7A. Such breadth and depth and variety in the shading techniques. And, so much work. I had to tell many of the students to stop doing their work on a whole sketchbook page!

Looking forward to another fruitful week.

Wednesday 22nd Sept 2021

Always a lovely moment for the department when we get Art Club up and running and in our first session yesterday it was good to see so many faces with a great bunch of Key Stage three students starting out Children's Book project and four brave Year 10 students tackling the HPQ with a focus on Fashion Design and Architecture.

Saturday 25th Sept 2021

Looking forward to our Open Morning today. We have a Cartoon Character Project going on in the Art Room. Come and join us between 9.30 and 12.00

Monday 27th Sept 2021

It was so special to be back in the classroom on Open Morning and being given the chance to show off the Art  Room to the many families who visited. It is an honour to talk about the work we do in each Year and every phase. As I explained our work and answered questions from our many visitors children helped build a Cartoon Character board. A lovely day. Special thanks to Morayo, Yasmeen and Jacob for helping run the drawing workshop and to all the guides who brought people round.

Friday 1st October 2021

The fourth week of the year has been the best so far in the Art Dept with brilliant work produced throughout the year groups and lovely lessons on such a deep and rich range of themes. We have had Year 5 continuing their pattern and year 6 produce some gorgeous ballpoint pen drawings of leaves. Year 7 were outstanding as they embarked on a new project all about portraits and Year 8 made some excellent monoprints of doorways. Our Year 9 students have been getting to grips with developing their compostitions in the "War and Conflict project" and my terrific Year 10 students are excelling with their prep work in the Natural Forms theme. the Year 11 group are currently compling their coursework portfolios as they continue with studies towards a Mock Exteranlly Set Task and my sixth form class are embracing all things Japanese are they create work about the "Artists of fthe Floating World"

And today marks the day in 1760 when the Japanese master Hokusai was born.

Happy weekend....

Monday 4th Oct 2021

We are looking forward to another productive week in the Art Dept. In Year 6 we are  embarking on a collaborative project based on the work of the Artist Andy Goldsworthy as Year 5 students are about to learn painting. Year 8 and 9 students are about to start on their main pieces in the "Urban Environment" and "War and Conflict" projects. We are expecting great things of charcoal pine cone drawings being made in Year 10 and Year 11 students continue to develop their ideas for a Main Piece in the Mock Exam project. The themes of "Crowds", "Natural Forms", Human Form" and "My Surroundings" promise so much creative work.

Happy creating to all.

Monday 11th Oct 2021

In the last week of this productive term the Art Dept looks set to be a hive of activity, with printing at the centre of everything. Year 10 are continuing with their natural form repeat patterns as A-level students work on fabric designs. We continue to study many interesting artists such as the fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner in year 9 and the portrait artist Tamara Madden in Year 7.

Happy creating to all during the Half Term Break.