Artist of the Week 2014

ARTIST : OLIVIA MURRAY

Topic – Multi-cultural Society

Media – Acrylic paint

For unit 2 of their A level Fine Art course students were asked to choose an examination question set by the AQA Examination board.  Olivia chose Multi-cultural society and has explored the contemporary artist Yue Minjun and Japanese cultural.  She developed her work and produced a canvas incorporating a friend, family member and self image in the famous style often reflected in Yue Minjun artwork.

8th April 2014



ARTIST : RACHAEL LONGWITH

Topic – Art Nouveau/Art Deco

Mixed media

For unit 3 of their A level Fine Art course students were asked to explore a topic of their own choice which they find inspirational. Rachael chose the areas of Art Deco and Art Nouveau, worked produced was graded for the examination board AQA. Rachael produced a range of paint studies from her observations on portraits and architecture. She experimented with the use of colour and composition. This has resulted in a vibrant and eye-catching piece of artwork.

1st April 2014



ARTIST : NICOLE CHRISTENSEN

Topic – African Mask Design

Media - Clay/Acrylic paint

As part of the African Art project in KS3, year 9 students have developed their artwork into clay. Experimenting with clay techniques, Nicole has produced a clay mask based on her design ideas. Nicole has produced an earthy colour palette to reflect the dry environment of African. Use of acrylic paint has enhanced the shapes and lines on her mask.

25th March 2014




ARTIST : NICOLE RILEY

Mixed media

For unit 3 of their A level Fine Art course students were asked to explore a topic of their own choice which they find inspirational. Nicole chose the subject area of Graphic Novels and Pop Art, worked produced was graded for the examination board AQA. Nicole developed her project from personal studies of herself and has produced a beautiful, vibrant self portrait.  Refinement and experimentation with media techniques and processes enabled a highly developed, skilful and fluent response.

18th March 2014




ARTIST : BRIYANA SAMUEL

Topic – Natural Forms

Media - Water colour and Acrylic paint

For unit 3 of their A level Fine Art course students were asked to explore a topic of their own choice which they find inspirational. Briyana chose Natural forms, worked produced was graded for the examination board AQA. Briyana produced a range of paint studies from her observations in nature.  Refinement and experimentation with media techniques and processes enabled a highly developed, skilful and fluent response of observational drawings.

11th March 2014




ARTIST : LAKEISHA MUSANHU

Topic – Day of the Dead

Mixed media

As part of the college GCSE Fine Art course, students are studying the topic of 'Day of the Dead'. Work has involved observational studies of skulls and the research of the Mexican festival and celebration of 'All Saints Day'. Keisha has previously been chosen as artist of the week. She has continued to develop and create a range of sugar skull designs and this is her finished artwork. A range of media has been used to create these imaginative skulls; coloured pencil, water colour and fine liner have resulted in vibrant and eye-catching responses. Future development will be in the form of a ceramic skull.

6th March 2014





ARTIST : LAUREN PALMERIA

Topic – Day of the Dead

Clay and Acrylic paint

As part of the GCSE Fine Art course, students have been producing artwork based on the theme of the 'Day of the Dead'. Students have developed their work within the media of clay. Experimentation and manipulation of clay has resulted in Lauren producing a decorative tile based on this theme. Acrylic paint and diamante have been added to enhance and reflect the vibrant and bright colours within this type of artwork.

19th February 2014



ARTISTS : MIA BYOTT, MOLLY HEGARTY, KASEY LEIGH WILSON, LARISSA BOGHIU, LUCY RATCLIFFE (TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT)

Topic – African Art

Clay and Acrylic paint

As part of the African Art project in KS3, year 9 students are developing their work into clay. Experimentation with clay techniques, the students have produced a tile which is inspired by African pattern and colour. The students have produced vibrant and skilled outcomes, demonstrating strength with this media. Use of acrylic paint has enhanced the shapes and lines created.

12th February 2014




ARTIST - GEORGIA POWER

Topic – Day of the Dead

Media - Clay

As part of the college GCSE Fine Art course, students are studying the topic of 'Day of the Dead'. Work has involved observational studies of skulls and the research of the Mexican festival and celebration of 'All Saints Day'. Georgia has developed her artwork to produce an imaginative piece of ceramics. She has demonstrated skills and techniques of forming and manipulating Clay. Glazing and then adding embellishments to the skull results in a creative response.

5th February 2014




ARTIST - JENNIFER SPENCER

Topic – Day of the Dead

Mixed Media Canvas

As part of the college GCSE Fine Art course, students are studying the topic of 'Day of the Dead'. Work has involved observational studies of skulls and the research of the Mexican festival and celebration of 'All Saints Day'. Jennifer has developed her artwork to produce a vibrant and colourful composition. Her canvas demonstrates a range of techniques, skills, and media which has resulted in a creative and eye-catching piece of artwork.

28th January 2014





ARTIST - FRANKIE GREEN

Natural Form

Topic – Insect studies

Students within year 7 have studied a range of basic techniques and skills this term. The use of symmetry and pointillism has been developed within the topic of insects. Frankie has developed her skills with the media watercolour and has produced a delicate study of a butterfly. She has captured the subtle colours in the insects' pattern and wings. Following research and gaining knowledge on pointillism used by artists such as Roy Liechtenstein and George Seurat. Frankie has added pointillism to enhance her artwork which has resulted in a skilful and fluent response.

21st January 2014





ARTIST - AIMEE DOWDESWELL

Media – Ink and Fineliner

Topic – Insect Studies

Students within year 7 have studied a range of basic techniques and skills this term. The use of symmetry and pointillism has been developed within the topic of insects. Aimee has developed her skills with the media watercolour and has produced a delicate study of a beetle. She has captured the subtle colours in the insects' body. Following research and gaining knowledge on pointillism used by artists such as Roy Liechtenstein and George Seurat. Aimee has added pointillism to enhance her artwork which has resulted in a skilful and fluent response.

14th January 2014






ARTIST - LIBBY LEATHER

Theme Indian Culture

Topic – Insect Studies

Students within year 7 have studied a range of basic techniques and skills this term. The use of symmetry and pointillism has been developed within the topic of insects. Libby has developed her skills with the media watercolour and has produced a delicate study of a butterfly. She has captured the subtle colours in the insects pattern and wings. Following research and gaining knowledge on pointillism used by artists such as Roy Liechtenstein and George Seurat. Libby has added pointillism to enhance her artwork which has resulted in a skilful and fluent response.

7th January 2014