Week 29

  • Art revision over the half term break

    Do you know all the basic elements of art? Do you understand RED-P? Can you define "compostion"? Revise all this information on the revsion pages for your year group.

    The tests are in the first week we return. Good luck.

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  • Picasso painting sold for £103 million!

    Have a look at this gorgeous painting by Pablo Picasso. It is called "The Women of Algiers" and it was sold recently in an auction for £103 million. That is a lot of money. More expensive than Gareth Bale.

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  • Year 11 coursework deadline

    Today is the final chance for Year 11 to hand in their art coursework. They have been working on this since the end of Year 9 having started the course in the summer holidays between year 9 and year 10. Challonerart hopes they all get everything completed on time.

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  • Brilliant Year 8 Birds

    Take a look at these fabulous wire birds by 8A students. They focused on the basic forms and structures and several made concise and convincing models.

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  • GCSE Art Exam

    On Thursday and Friday last week, Year 11 Art students spent 10 hours in the Art Room engaged on making their main pieces in their Exam project. They had spent over 10 weeks preparing for this, making sketches, studies and plans on their chosen topic. Some were working on a theme called "Food" and others on one called "Fantastic and Strange." Although it is an exahusting process the students were well prepared and both days went went smoothly. Now they have the long wait until August to find out how well they did.

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  • Back to school

    It has been a great start to the summer term in the Art Dept. After the success of the Abstraction project Year 7 began a looking at architecture as they prepared for making a small clay model in May. This week both classes drew from photographs of doorways. Year 8 are getting seriously into Typography, starting this week with lessons on how to space lettering in a balanced fashion. Several students really excelled at this.

    Most of the focus this week, though, has been on the GCSE Fine Art exam which began today. Having completed the first 5 hours today things look encouraging. Lets hope for similar success tomorrow!

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  • Albert Irvin

    Challonerart was saddened earlier this week by the death of the renowned abstract artist Bert Irvin. Read an article here about this fabulous British colourist.

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  • Easter GCSE project session.

    Challonerart is looking forward to welcoming GCSE art students into the classroom for the day on Thursday this week. Let us trust that it is a productive time in preparation for the Exam on the Thursday 23rd April.

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  • This Week in the Art Department

    Year 7 are going to continue with their Geometric Abstraction project, getting to cut coloured shapes and arrannge them into compositions. Year 8 are getting on with their wire sculpture birds ande Year 9 are on to the next stage of their card construction sculptures. It is a big week for Year 10 as assessments continue and we have parent's evening on Thursday. Y11 and 12 continue with their externally set task projects.Good luck to them.

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  • A painting for £30,000,000!

    Would you buy a painting for that much money? Have a look here Gerhard Richter sells a painting for a record amount of money Even Gerhard Richter thinks this is too much for a painting.

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Photos from the Art Exhibition -
July 2014

Cupcake designs from the Big Draw; Can you spot yours?

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