Once again I have put together a handout to aid my students when they are selecting their theme from this years AQA Art and Design paper. I hope it saves others some time and is of some use!
Here is the link for the PowerPoint presentation (it was originally made in Keynote so apologies for any movement of objects in the export): Exam Themes 2016 PP
As you can see from my last post I am in full resource making mode now the summer holidays are nearly over I am trying to get my Department Photography Website finished. I am very nearly there and just need to complete a couple of pages.
I will be adding my class presentations, student work and their websites as the year progresses so keep checking back for updates!
The link is: http://pcornel4.wix.com/canburyphotodept
I have put together a powerpoint to show my year 11 art students to help them get inspired for their art exam themes. The themes this year are great and I am hoping that we will get some fantastic work created.
Click the link to download the powerpoint file: Exam Themes 2015
Year 10 were lucky enough to have a visiting artist come and work with them for a day. The class have been looking at cells and microscopic organisms. Leading up to this workshop they had experimented with oil pastel close up studies and have investigated the the shapes and forms found in cells.
Adrienne Roberts, our visiting ceramic artist, started the day by getting the students to make quick pen studies of individual cell forms, this then lead on to getting the students to experiment with different ways to make marks in clay. Adrienne brought with her a range of materials for the students to press in to the clay to get different effects.
After this the students set about creating a design idea for their cell inspired piece. The students drew in the knowledge they had gained from the previous tasks and were able to develop some excellent ideas. The last task was to replicate their design in clay, all the students managed this well and produced some great pieces.
I would whole heartedly recommend bringing in an artist in to the classroom, it gave the students a refreshing experience which they all thoroughly enjoyed!
I recently took students on a trip to London to visit The Art of the Brick exhibition at the Truman Gallery in Brick Lane. The exhibition features more than 80 sculptures all made from LEGO by the artist Nathan Sawaya.
Here is an extract from the website ‘Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world. His unique sculptures and touring exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK, is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on LEGO® as an art medium and has broken attendance records around the globe. The creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO® pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.’
The students really enjoyed the exhibition and were amazed by what you can create from just simple LEGO bricks. I would whole heartedly recommend a visit and with any year group!
To find out where the exhibition will be next visit his website at http://brickartist.com/