In celebration of Black History Month our key stage three art students created a series of posters to celebrate the culture, history and achievements of black and ethnic minority communities. All students were given two lessons to create a poster during the month of October and the strongest posters from each year group would win a prize.
The outcomes this year were fantastic and it was very difficult to select a winner from each year group. Our students showed real independence & creativity, demonstrating our school key values.
The National School Photography Awards is a photography competition for all students and schools throughout the UK, run by FSE Design in partnership with Jessops and Manfrotto. The competition has two levels of entry :
• Post 16 – Self Portrait
• Secondary – Aspirations
We are looking for students to capture the theme for their level, in one image.Anyone who is interested please see Ms Bent, Ms Dyas or Ms Carver before the deadline date of Tuesday 31st March 2016.
Both AS and A2 Art and photography students have begun preparation for their upcoming external exams. A copy of the preparation sheet can be found on the school website and Art corridor.
Year 12 Photography catch up session is on every Thursday after school from 3.15pm – 4.15pm in room 314. Students should ensure they have their sketchbooks and cameras at each session.
Students in A2 Art went on a trip to the Tate Modern to see the exhibition The World Goes Pop. The exhibition reveals how pop was never just a celebration of western consumer culture, but was often a subversive International language of protest. Students spent time looking at and responding to the artwork as well as some time walking around the Christmas market! All students behaved impeccably.
The Year 13 Photography students visited the Taylor Wessing Photography Prize Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, as part of their Unit 3a coursework. During the trip students explored the gallery, taking notes and collecting research for their Unit 3a coursework. All students were engaged and worked well during their time at the gallery.
In celebration of Black History Month our key stage three art students have created a series of posters to celebrate and remember the events in the history of the African diaspora. All students have been given two lessons to create a poster during the month of October. At the end of the month we will select the best entry from each year group and students will receive a prize. Ms Cantwell has also organised African pottery for our students to create during art club. It has been amazing turn out and we are extremely proud of the students hard work and dedication. We will post the winning entries on our blog next month and posters will be displayed in the art department.
This year Art club will be taking place on the following days. Please ensure you attend regularly to keep up to date with tasks or complete homework.
KS3 Art Club – Tuesdays in room 309 with Ms Cantwell
KS4 Art Club – Thursdays in room 309, 311 and 314 with Ms Dyas, Ms Bent and Ms Carver