Classics in Art
Art / Enrichment Week 2018 / Languages

Classics in Art

On Tuesday 3rd July a group of Year 8 students went to the National Gallery to learn more about mythology in paintings. We started with a treasure hunt and found twelve paintings which depicted a different myth; such works included two by Titian including the ‘Death of Actaeon’ and our favourite ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’.  We … Continue reading

Portraiture
Art / Enrichment Week 2018

Portraiture

Year 8 spent some time this year focusing on the theme of Portraiture during Art lessons, and their progress and hard work has been particularly impressive. Many students when faced with the task of drawing a portrait, were understandably nervous, but after a few lessons, armed with knowledge of proportions and techniques, together with a … Continue reading

Magical Margate Art Trip
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Magical Margate Art Trip

(do make sure you scroll to the end to view the students’ photos!) Margate was an experience of contrasting elements. It was a silvery grey day, ideal for photography. We started at Dreamland, both interior and exterior shots. A retro opportunity alongside the off season stillness, the atmosphere contributed to the poignancy of the shots, … Continue reading

‘The Creative Process’ Art Lecture
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‘The Creative Process’ Art Lecture

This lecture provided a fantastic opportunity for students to access practicing professionals from across the creative industry live on stage delivering a personal lecture. Each year there are headliners, international artists and designers from a variety of backgrounds. They are always completely absorbing and at the pinnacle of their careers. This year for the second … Continue reading

Life Drawing Workshop
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Life Drawing Workshop

This year the Life workshop was attended by a mix of Year 11, 12 and 13 Art students. The tutor and life model that visit the Art Department twice a year are exceptional. They deliver what can only be described as a masterclass in life drawing. The approach is action based and expressive breaking down … Continue reading

GCSE Art Trip to Excel Centre
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GCSE Art Trip to Excel Centre

To support our GCSE Art students in making informed and relevant choices that could influence their careers and degree choices we arranged for the first time a visit to the impressive Excel Centre. The Exhibition Centre London, commonly referred to as just the ExCeL, is an exhibition and international convention complex in the east of … Continue reading