Arts Award Success!

A HUGE congratulations to our latest cohort of Arts Award students! We were delighted to present four Bronze and five Silver certificates last week. This was the first time we have delivered the Silver level, which is an accredited qualification equivalent to a higher grade GCSE, and the group worked hard over the course of a whole school year to complete each unit ☺️ We have now awarded a total of 22 Discover, 15 Explore, 14 Bronze (with another ten students currently working towards this) and 5 Silver Awards since Art Stars began three years ago. We’re so proud of all our students! 

Bronze and Silver Presentation

Arts Award

Indigo Class- Silver Arts Award

Indigo class have been working hard on Unit 1 of their Silver Arts Award course. Part of the award requires the students to attend and review different arts events, which we would like to share with you! Events include the Jekyll and Hyde production at the Key Theatre, which we visited as a group; the On Form exhibition at City Gallery; a visit to Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge; a concert at Cambridge Junction and a visit to a gallery in Switzerland!

Please click on a photo to enlarge.

 

Arts Award

Indigo Class- Silver Arts Award

This week Indigo class had a visit from Peterborough based artist Tony Nero! Tony has been an artist for many years and is on the committee for the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios. He exhibits regularly and visits other local arts events with his camera, documenting as he goes. Tony spoke to us about his work and the techniques he uses, and showed us some of his paintings. 

A big thank you to Tony for joining us- it was a really interesting evening!

Arts Award

Indigo Class

Our Silver Arts Award group have been working very hard on Unit 1 of the award over the last few months, planning and completing an arts challenge. We identified a challenge that appealed to everyone- to produce an illustrated poetry anthology as a group. This allowed us each to develop our personal skills in a chosen medium, whilst also working collaboratively to produce our anthology.

We would like to share our finished pages with you- we are really pleased with the result, and the printed version looks great!

Arts Award

Our three Arts Award groups are hard at work again this term! Our Silver level group, Indigo class, are working towards Unit 1 Part D, which involves researching artists, arts organisations, training opportunities and career progression. Cyan class are also researching artists who inspire them for Part C of the Bronze level award.

Sapphire class are working on Part B of the Bronze award, for which they will be experiencing various art events including exhibitions and workshops- this week we visited the Tate Modern and National Gallery in London and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, all through the magic of virtual reality!

Arts Award

Silver Arts Award

Indigo class visited Stamford Arts Centre this week for a sneaky private view of the Welland Valley Arts Society’s exhibition! It was great to have the opportunity to see the fantastic range of work on display. We’ll be writing a review of the exhibition as part of our Arts Award work. 

Arts Award

Cyan Class

Our Explore Arts Award group have started working on Part C of the award, which involves completing a personal project to show off their creativity. Last week was spent planning and preparing for the project. We have a mixture of painting, toymaking and knitting on the go! The project will run over the course of two weeks, after which the students will be presenting their work to the group.

 

Indigo Class

Indigo class have started their Silver awards- a big undertaking! Silver level is the equivalent of a higher grade GCSE and will take us a whole school year to complete. This term we’re working towards Part 1A, which involves planning and preparing for an in depth project chosen by the students. So far we’ve been organising the way in which we will be recording our progress and reflecting on our creative strengths and weaknesses. We discussed possible projects and looked at some examples of anthologies as a possible route to take.

1324