Arts Award News

Teal Class

Teal class are working on their Bronze Award. This week we completed our sculptures inspired by Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork. We drew designs onto plastic plates with Sharpies, then used a heat gun to melt the plates into wavy shapes. It was a very satisfying process!

 

Cerise Class

Cerise class are working on their Bronze Award too. This week we visited Stamford Arts Centre to see an exhibition of GCSE art work by Stamford High School students. There was some amazing work on display! We will be writing reviews of the exhibition as part of our award.

 

Sapphire Class

Our Silver Arts Award group went to the Key Theatre to see a play called Sand Castles. It was a really enjoyable evening! We will be writing reviews for our log books.

Arts Award News

This week, two of our Arts Award classes had a visit from the lovely Muni, who ran a mosaic workshop for each group. We learned how to create coasters using glass tiles, and produced some wonderful pieces! We’ll be grouting the tiles next week- we’re looking forward to seeing the finished coasters!

We’ll be reviewing the visit as part of our Arts Award. A huge thank you to Muni for visiting us! 

Find out more about Muni’s wonderful work here.

Cerise Class

 

Sapphire Class

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Cerise Class

Our current Bronze Arts Award group have been working on a project inspired by George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog series! Each student chose an animal to paint onto canvas using tones of blue, then used bright colours to create an abstract background. We got some lovely results!

Term 2 Week 1

We are excited to be kicking off term 2, for which our focus is on textiles! Here’s what we’ve been up to this week…

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists made fabric bowls. We used ceramic bowls covered in cling film as a template, then added patches of fabric soaked in PVA glue. We made sure we smoothed the patches off so that out bowls retained their shapes. We got some lovely results!

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists were inspired by Adinkra patterns this week! We looked at examples of traditional Adinkra symbols used to decorate fabric, and recorded some in our book. We then designed our own symbols to represent an aspect of our lives. We created a printing plate using craft foam and card, which we then used to print onto colourful cotton. The results were very effective!

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists had a go at some radial sewing. We learnt how to create some designs on paper by linking 16 dots around a circle in different ways, and then created some design of our own. We used templates to draw the dots onto a piece of card, and pushed a needle through to create holes. We then used multicoloured embroidery thread to produce our designs.

 

Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists are having a go at creating some sock monkeys! We chose a pair of socks and marked out the different parts using a Sharpie. We then sewed along the lines using small stitches. We will continue with this next week!

 

Cerise Class- Bronze Arts Award

Our current Bronze cohort are also making sock monkeys at the moment! They are working towards part A of the Award. 

Silver Arts Award

Sapphire Class

This week our Silver Arts Award group visited Stamford Arts Centre to see the Welland Valley Arts Society’s exhibition. There was a wide variety of work on display- each student chose one or two pieces that particularly stood out for them, and we will be writing reviews of the exhibition for Unit 1 Part C of the award.

Arts Award News

Teal Class

Teal class are working towards their Explore level Arts Award, part of which involves finding out about an artist. This week we visited the wonderful studio of Northborough based printmaker John McGowan! John talked to us about different printmaking processes and where he gets his inspiration from. He then showed us around his studio and described how different types of print are made. We took some notes and photos which we will record in our log books next week.

A big thank you to John for such a lovely talk!

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SAPPHIRE CLASS

Sapphire class are currently working towards their Bronze Arts Award. As part of the award, the students are asked to experience and review different arts events as an audience member. We took part in a virtual tour of the National Gallery in London and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam; we welcomed local urban artist Korp to the studio to do a talk about his work; we visited Stamford Arts Centre to attend an exhibition by the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society. Here is another of the students’ reviews!

Arts Award

Sapphire Class

Sapphire class are currently working towards their Bronze Arts Award. As part of the award, the students are asked to experience and review different arts events as an audience member. We took part in a virtual tour of the National Gallery in London and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam; we welcomed local urban artist Korp to the studio to do a talk about his work; we visited Stamford Arts Centre to attend an exhibition by the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society. Here is one of the students’ reviews!

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Cerise Class

Our talented artists in Cerise class received their Arts Award Explore level certificates this week! They are currently working towards the Bronze level award. Congratulations!