Year 11 Art

Year 11 GCSE Art have just completed their 10 hour exam and have completed some truly stunning work. We are blown away with the high standard of work being produced in the Art department!

Mrs Mitchell

Head of Art, Design and Photography

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Year 11 Photography

Year 11 have just completed their photography exam. They worked extremely hard on their 10-hour final piece.

They selected their own theme from the exam paper and explored this idea independently. There have been some really creative ideas! 

Mrs Mitchell

Head of Art, Design and Photography

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Year 10 Art

In Art, we have studied various artists including Laly Mille, a mixed- media artist who uses layering, textiles, collage and drawn imagery from natural forms. Students have worked very well on trying new processes and embracing an experimental way of working. We are very proud of how their art style is maturing.

Mrs Mitchell

Head of Art, Design and Photography

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Year 10 Photography

Year 10 have been working very hard on their cyanotype images. We have been experimenting with rotational symmetry on Photopea inspired by the fashion designer, Horst.

Mrs Mitchell

Head of Art, Design and Photography

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Year 9 Architecture

Year 9 have been developed their perspective work and have been learning about architects, Hundertwasser, Gaudi and Hadid. They have taken a more surreal approach with their ‘extend-the-image’ watercolour paintings. 

Mrs Mitchell

Head of Art, Design and Photography

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Year 8 Abstract Art

Year 8 have been learning about abstract art. We had a really creative lesson making some process art –  bubble painting. They are looking at how the bubbles could represent cells. 

Mrs Mitchell

Head of Art, Design and Photography

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Year 7 Art

Year 7 have been looking at the artist Jason Scarpace and his contrastingly patterned fish. 

They started off by extending an image of a fish. I was blown away with the high standard of work! 

They then designed their own fish inspired by patterns that they found on shells. They had to take into account the shape and form, detail and pattern. 

They then created a press print inspired by their design.

Mrs Mitchell

Head of Art, Design and Photography

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Self Portraits

Year 8 have been working ever so hard on their self-portraits. They have taken inspiration from Bruno Del Zou, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, George Braque, Brianna McCarthy, Aubrey Beardsley and many more. Some students found their own artist to inspire their final outcomes. I am blown away with their hard work and resilience towards this project. 

Mrs Mitchell

Lead Teacher for Art, Design and Photography

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UCLAN’s Art Club Exhibition

I was extremely proud to recently attend UCLAN’s Saturday Art Club exhibition. Two of our talented students, Izzy and Olivia in Year 9, had work on display as part of the exhibition. The club offers creative workshops exploring various art, design, fashion and textiles processes. The Club is exclusively for teenagers aged 13 to 16. You can find out more about this here. https://www.uclan.ac.uk/events/saturday-club

Mrs Mitchell

Lead Teacher for Art, Design and Photography

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Art Department News

Year 7 have been working very hard on their toy compositions inspired by Michael Craig and Martina and Sarah Graham – a lovely use of colour and overlapping the objects to create an inspiring composition.

Year 8 are working towards their self portrait final piece. They have been experimenting with a range of media inspired by Van Gogh, Picasso and Braque. They will then go on to find their own artist who inspires them. I will show you the finished pieces next time…

Year 9 have been learning how to draw using one and two-point perspective in preparation for drawing the school building. This is a really challenging concept to grasp but they are doing really well.

Year 10 have been experimenting with Cyanotype. Cyanotype is a 170 year old photographic printing process that produces prints in a distinctive dark greenish-blue. The word cyan comes from the Greek, meaning “dark blue substance.” The botanist, Anna Atkins, used the cyanotype printing process in 1843 to create an album of algae specimens. She created the images by placing objects directly on photosensitive paper; this process is called a photogram (unless you are Man Ray, in which case you call it a rayograph). She is regarded as the first female photographer.

Year 10 have also been working on their edits of fruit inspired by the work of Dennis Wojtkiewicz. They have printed their work on silk under the heat press and have some fabulous results.

Year 11 have been working hard on their externally set assignment over the last few weeks. They have used Photoshop to create these surreal and thought-provoking compositions of ‘Spaces and Places’.

Mrs Mitchell

Head of Art and Photography

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  • Artsmark Platinum Award - Awards by Arts Council England
  • Lancashire Socio-economic Equality Badge
  • SMART
  • UNICEF
  • School Mental Health Award
  • Ofsted - Outstanding Provider
  • International School Award