After a busy Michaelmas term completing their coursework, Year 11 are now preparing for their final exam.
Here is a selection of their current work.
A very busy term ahead with exam prep!
Costumes get a new home!
A selection of the costumes from past school productions has gone on display in the art room. They were all created here, so it's good to see them back. Lady Bracknell, Joseph and Titania are happy to receive visitors!
Year 10 work on the theme of 'MUSIC"
Last term Year 10 started their IGCSE journey by using a still life of musical instruments as the starting point of a project. Below are some examples of the careful observational studies in pencil.
After some experimental and development work, students were free to choose a medium to work in for their final response. The results are a mix of painting, print making and textile work.
This term Year 10 have taken their inspiration from Frederick Leighton's iconic painting Flaming June. Leighton used classical poses from statues he saw on his travels, so we visited the Museum of Classical Archeology in Cambridge to experience the same. Here are some highlights from the visit and some developmental work, putting the figure into a composition.
Our new theme for Year 10 this term is inpired by the work of William Morris. Students have started by creating some very carefully observed drawings of natural forms and then experimenting with watercolour and pen techniques. We are all really looking forward to next week and a visit to The Red House, the former home of the great man himself!
Here we are at The Red House, the iconic home of William Morris. It was an awe inspiring visit!
Last term Year 9 were looking at small natural forms and creating images using colour pencils.
Using these images and other pencil observational studies, students then used a range of compositional techniques to create these paintings. Elements were arranged carefully in the foreground, middle ground and background to create a feeling of depth and illusion of space. Colour was used to enhance the effect.
Currently Year 9 are working in 3D using paper sculpture techniques to create letter forms in extreme perspective. It's a real challenge and involves some maths! Check back soon to see the sculptures take shape and get some colour.
Things are moving along this week. The letters are taking shape and becoming sculptural forms. Students are thinking about the shape of the base and how to make the most effective dramatic surface for the word to sit on.
Some more development work this week. Bases are made and students are thinking about how the letter shapes will relate to each other. Some fast workers are on to the final painting stage and thinking about the best way to keep the feeling of drama and movement using colour and brush strokes.
The finished result! Some dramatic use of colour finished off these sculptural letter forms. An amazing and very POWerful result.