GCSE and A level Art and Photography students have been working hard in school during half term getting in extra preparation for their forthcoming exams.
MEET THE ART TEAM
- Miss Elena Tew, BA HONS Manchester Metropolitan University PGCE Birmingham City University
- Mrs Laura Parker, BA HONS University of the West of England, Bristol QTS University of Warwick
- Mrs Hayley Barnard, Ba Hons Degree at Birmingham City University QTS - The Cambridge Partnership
- Miss Claire Harwood, Degree – BA Honours Photography, PGCE Post compulsory Education
- Mrs Karen Curtis, Creative Technician Qualified in Photoshop
- Miss Claire Francis
Key Stage Three
At Key Stage Three, our Art curriculum focuses on the basics of drawing, painting and sculpture. As students move through Key Stage Three, they have the opportunity to study more challenging topics such as Cubism, Perspective and GCSE style projects in Design. We are incredibly proud of the work that our Key Stage Three students are able to produce and regularly exhibit their work at whole school events.
Key Stage Four
In Key Stage Four, students work on an Extended Project based on a choice of titles that are provided for them. Students are expected to complete two projects by the start of Year 11. Projects can focus on specific areas of strength, such as drawing or painting, to ensure that students secure the very best outcomes possible. Many of our students’ work has been exhibited around the school and in the local community. We’re incredibly proud that so many of our Art students go on to study Art at A level and beyond.
Key Stage Five
In Key Stage Five, students have the opportunity to study Art in preparation for university. We also offer A Level Photography which has proved incredibly popular in recent years, securing excellent outcomes for students at A Level. In Art, students are asked to complete an Extended Project that builds towards their exam at the end of the first and second year. This model is mirrored in the Photography specification; many of our students have had their work exhibited around the school and beyond which demonstrates the quality of the work that is produced at Bilton.
Our AS Art students have been working on the theme structures and produced a wide variety of work in different media. If parents/students would like to see more of the work these talented students have produced and find out more about the course please come along to our open evening on Wednesday 15th November 7-9pm and see if Art or Photography is a subject year 11s would like to opt for.
Art and Photography students had a thoroughly enjoyable time on their day trip to London.
Congratulations to all of our students who have had their photography work selected for the Rugby Rotary Young Photographer Exhibition.
Mrs Parker's year 7 sculpture class have been busy creating box sculptures inspired by the artist 'Louise Nevelson'. They have been collecting items that would often be thrown away and giving them a new life in their sculptures which focus on shape, composition, pattern and tone.
The Art Department have been overwhelmed with the response to the new home learning projects. Students in Year 7 have focussed on the theme 'Landscape' and Year 8 'Look up, Look down'.
Well done to Year 8 art students, who have participated in a fantastic Textiles/Fashion workshop with ex student Millie Hughes, who has gone on to study Fashion. Students have produced fabric prints inspired by artists/designers such as Fellix De Marle and Victoria Atelier.
Well done to our year 11 Art and Photography students who have been working incredibly hard during their drop-down days this week. Their GCSE coursework is looking fabulous!
Miss Tew and Mrs Curtis would like to thank all the Year 11 and 12 students who attended the Art in Action: Warwick University trip.
The Art department would like to say a huge thank you all students who have entered the 'Beauty of Nature' Competition.
KS3 Art students have been working hard over the summer to complete their Home Learning which was to take and print three photographs using the theme 'Beauty of Nature'.
Personality Swirls - Art
The Art Department would like to say a huge well done and thank you to all the year 6's that took part in the art taster session today.
Mrs Parker's year 7 art class have had fun exploring the qualities of clay. They have made these fantastic relief tiles inspired by the artist Louise Nevelson. Like the artist, they have used recycled objects to create the shapes and patterns.
Lovely work Year 7!
Monday 14th May, sixty Year 7 students attended the 'About Face' Workshop at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. The 'About Face' exhibition includes loans from the National Portrait Gallery, the Lowry Collection as well as works from the Rugby Collection.
The Art Department would like to say well done to all students in Year 7 and 8 who entered the Global Virtues Art competition, organised by Mrs Barnard.
Miss Tew's Year 11 Fashion class have been working extremely hard on their coursework today and Year 13 Photography on their exam preparation. Excellent work produced by all – Well done.