Head of Art: Ms. Awolaja
Year 8 & 9 Art trip to the Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition
The Art department took a lucky group of year 8s and 9s to the sold out exhibition at the Barbican showing the work of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
They discovered the explosive creativity of one of the 80s most famous, and ultimately tragic, art and graffiti pioneers who worked alongside other great artists such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. It was a great day and the students learned a lot from the exhibition and even managed to pop into the Museum of London before returning to school.
Year 10 Art Trip: Soul of a Nation
As part of Black History Month the Art Department took the Year 10 GCSE students on a trip to visit the Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition at the Tate Modern. The students spent the day exploring the gallery learning about Black History through Art. A very enjoyable and thought-provoking day was had by all.
During our day we took some time out to make some observational drawings of the work in the gallery. Below are some the students fantastic sketches.
Students having fun in the Tate’s Turbine Hall during our lunch break! The whole space had been transformed into a huge playground by a Danish design collective called SUPERFLEX.
Not only did the students experience art in the gallery, we also saw lots of street art during our journey and even bumped into Artist Ben Wilson who creates tiny paintings on old chewing gum stuck to the pavements!
Year 11 GCSE Final Artwork 2017
Art Club Animation Workshop at the Royal College of Art
Ms. Wood took eleven of her Year 7 & 8 art club students to the RCA for a workshop on stop-frame animation as part of the ReachOutRCA programme.
Organised by artist Jasleen Kaur, who worked with us on the Art on the Underground Project, the workshop gave a brief insight into stop-frame animation used in the film industry before getting down to practical work in creating 2D backgrounds followed by claymation figures.
The students then used cameras and animation software to create a brief animation film. It was a wonderful opportunity at one of the country’s top Art colleges.
Barbican Art Box
We took 36 Year 9 & 10 Art students down to the Barbican to take part in the Barbican Art Box project.
They spent the day at the Barbican Centre where they visited the fashion exhibition titled ‘The Vulgar’ which focuses on the challenging territory of taste in fashion and also plays with our own perceptions of what is vulgar in terms of what that means and what that says about us.
From this, the students took inspiration to go out into the Barbican and take their own photographs of people whose fashion style they liked or appreciated. This ongoing project will work towards producing a magazine and exhibition which will be on sale and available to the public in the coming months.
Art on the Underground
Key Stage 3 Artwork 2016
Year 8 Portraits
Year 9 Pop Art