We attended a workshop at Rugby College on Friday 9th February, students produced a wide range of work in the darkroom, including these photograms inspired by many themes such as Land Use, Sensory experience, Transformation and unexpected perspectives.
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
- Ms Jacky Smith, BA Hons Visual Arts University of Northampton, PGCE Art and Design – Oxford Brookes, Advanced Skills Teacher – Pedagogy and Practice
- 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.
Mrs Parker and Miss Tew were thrilled to see so many dedicated year 11s come along to the half-term art and fashion workshops. They all had a very productive day which will have a huge impact on their coursework and exam preparation.
Well done everyone!
Mrs Parker's art group have been learning about drypoint etching this week.
Mrs Parker's year 7 art class have been exploring the qualities of paint and how to create different tones with a single colour, without the use of black.
Great work in progress year 7!
The Art Department are delighted to announce that Rhys Boyle, Year 11 has won the Rugby Rotary Young Photographer Competition Senior Category with his photograph of the leaves and light bulb.
Work by Miss Smiths Year 9 GCSE art group. They are exploring a range of materials based on skeletons. The groups were given limited monochrome resources to use and a range of images to respond to. Some amazing results ! Well done Year 9.
Mrs Parker's year 9 GCSE Art class have been exploring the qualities of clay and making beautiful 3D tiles inspired by their project theme 'Natural Forms'.
Great work year 9!
This student has thoroughly explored and developed ideas based around nature. This work is part of an installation that incorporates light and sound.
Year 12 and 13 have been using a variety of media to manipulate their own photographs. The students explored photomontage and sculpture too!
More of these exciting outcomes will follow next week. Well done photography students.
Thank you to all the students that entered the competition, we were overwhelmed with the standard of the entries from year 7-13.
Year 7 have been developing the application of tone through the use of collage techniques as part of their still-life topic.
Year 8 students were taking part in an art analysis lesson this morning. They were given postcards of different art works, then took turns to describe the work to each other and for the 'listener' to draw from the description.
Miss Smith's art students have been experimenting with a range of media exploring materials as part of the Natural Forms project. The work shown is the mono printing process. Great work Year 9
Year 9 GCSE Art and Design. Miss Smiths Art group have been creating large scale responses to the work of Karl Blosfeldt,
The students have explored using mixed media techniques.
Great work Year 9
Stunning work from our Year 9 GCSE art class. They have been working on a "Natural Forms" project this half term and have been inspired by the work of the artist "Peter Randall-Page".