The students at sixth form are encouraged to be very experimental, both with ideas and materials. They should be pushing boundaries with the resources that they find / use. They should ask questions, why draw? What is drawing? What am I drawing for and how can I develop a new way to draw for me. What artists can I find that draw in predictable and unpredictable ways.
This is one brilliant example of the kind of questions our students ask themselves and the responses they give. The A2 sketchbooks are made by the students; one of the first decisions they make are the surface that they wish to work on and how they might manipulate it!
Amazing opportunity at the Serpentine Gallery for 5 students… (see Edgware Road page on the site)
This is a fantastic opportunity that the school (and sixth form team) have agreed that 5 students can participate in…Are you interested in developing a career in the arts, and do you also have a passion for research, collecting information and presenting it.
The serpentine gallery, Ultra-Red and St Marylebone school are putting together a large scale exhibition in December. We have many of the pieces for the show completed, but there are a few areas of research that need to be further developed and presented into art pieces. Plus a live event weekend in which we need want students to present their ideas to the public.
Please look at the website to see work completed so far…
There will be a catalogue presented as part of the show and preparatory work will go into it. This will be an incredible experience for those that are involved. (it will be fantastic for UCAS, art college applications and personal statements.as well as portfolio work – which could easily be developed from this)
The two week and two day schedule begins on the 2nd July and I would need to confirm names ASAP.Please can you let me know if you are available to join the event. The Exhibition will open in December so we would hope that you could also join the live events and VIP nights in December too.
Further details on the Edgware Road Project page and opportunity details page
The students are very independent by the time they start exam work. They choose their own journeys, artists (with guidance), materials and ways to experiment. The students can choose the media they want to use for their final response. We are very proud of the students variety of approaches, their dedication and their imagination.
The work of the GCSE is akin to the A’level with such amazing work by dedicated students, and supported by dedicated teachers….Fabulous!