Whilst going through all textiles external units, we took some photos of beautiful small detailed samples.
Some more beautiful Y8 paintings from a different group, looking at mark-making, layers, gestural brush strokes and the idea of the happy accident.
A great big thank you to the WDFAS for funding and Mark Cass for a generous discount. These state school students are making great big oil paintings with a fabulous supply of beautiful oils and mediums to go with them. A real luxury.
We know soon they will look like this….
The art department contribute to the work of the ESAG. As a long established department and team, we have plenty to say about how policy for Arts education might develop. The meetings have been at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow , a beautiful venue for creative inspiration.
The art department are experimenting with ways to record ways of developing curriculum and assessment, wanting to avoid endless reams of paper, we are starting to play with animations of books, with all levels of skill to show how projects can meet individual needs… We’ll make some voice overs to discuss the work in the books and how we came to assess them.
We are now following the blogs of other art departments that we have contacts with, https://fcartdept.wordpress.com/ is our first one.
Students have had eight full weeks to start from scratch, using their knowledge and experience of process to work through a project to creating a final piece. The students have come up with an idea, researched, resourced, found artists, visited galleries, experimented with different materials, tried painting, printing, drawing, and then resolved these to create ideas for final work. Their final work has been completed in ten supervised hours. There are two more days of exams next week, but here are some already completed…