This is a Scotch Bonnet Pepper drawn from observation. It is A2 size.
Shells are in the bag as they remind me of the people I miss and the holidays at my Nanny’s house up in Northumberland, which we can’t go to at the moment. They give me hope that we will see our friends and family soon and go on holiday again.
This is a self-portrait inspired by cubism.
This is an oil pastel study of some artichokes (A2)
This is a cubism-inspired still life.
The picture is of a rusty car bonnet, and it is built up with 5 layers of ink.
This is an experimentation using colour and animal portraiture.
This is a ‘crocodile baguette’, made in response to a challenge to create your ‘ultimate sandwich’ during the home learning of lockdown 3.
My artwork is about a Clown Triggerfish. I love the animal just because I was obsessed with them when I was little.
I have painted a picture of a giraffe. I chose a giraffe because it used to be my favourite animal and I saw them on safari when I used to live in South Africa!
This is a still life of a guitar upon a box with cloth over the top. The musician is in another room, counting her money that she earned in the month.
I did my impression of Stubbs’ painting of ‘Whistlejacket’. I think horses are remarkable creatures because they are so bold and majestic but also graceful and delicate.
I created this drawing of Elizabeth I using coloured pencils.
I created this portrait of Henry VIII using coloured crayons.
This work was inspired by Rousseau’s ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm’
This piece was inspired by Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’.
Personal Coat of Arms. The children in year 4 were studying the Tudor period in their History lessons. We looked at heraldry and royal coat of arms for inspiration. They then chose what was important to them and their families, drawing and colouring their designs with watercolour paint.
Mixed media Seascape. Year 8 chose an image of the sea to recreate, Grace lives on the Isle of Wight so chose the Needles Lighthouse and cliffs. They first used collage to build up areas of texture, the painted the scene with acrylics, adding in oil pastels and poetry text onto the picture.
This was a internal scholarship project for our senior school. The brief was to set up a small still life with a glass of water and a piece of fruit. The pupils had to choose what materials to use and Poppy produced these 3 beautiful studies of her glass and fig.
Year 8 Individual Project. The pupils were allowed to choose their subject and media for their final leaver’s project. Yasmin was inspired by photographs of koi carp to create this silk painting, taking great care when capturing the colours of the fish and the water.
Architectural Study for Lino. The year 7 pupils drew details from around our school and used these studies to create a lino design, drawing their image and colouring it with watercolour. They then created a reduction print , cutting the lino up to 3 times and adding different colours to create their prints.
During the summer term we had a whole week of our children from year 2 to year 8, working in our grounds. Collecting materials and creating weavings and artworks around our school site. These are a selections of pieces created by some pupils from years 6 and 8.
Whole school lockdown art project. During the lockdown of the Spring Term, we wished to create a piece of art, bringing the whole of our school community together. All the pupils in the school were asked to send in a leaf, with a word of something that made them happy, and a piece of fabric, such as from an old loved piece of clothing, blanket or ribbon. These pieces were then woven by the key worker pupils and art teacher onto a wooden tree shape, to create the bark and branches of the tree. The leaves were attached to wires which were then threaded and attached to the branches. This piece of work, which stands at just over 2m tall, is now proudly displayed in our art gallery corridor as a reminder of our school family coming together when physically apart, where the children and teachers love to try to spot their own leaves and fabric.
During lockdown the pupils in year 7 learnt, over Zoom, how to draw one and two point perspective. Once they had practiced creating a grid with a horizon and vanishing points they added details. Cameron created this wonderful picture of a castle, showing his understanding of using the vanishing points to add detail.
Looking at the anatomy of beetles, Poppy constructed each part individually from clay, pressing textures & tools into the surface to give a variety of unique effects to the finish. Underglazes were then used to give colour and vibrancy to her beetles, with the addition of small areas of nail polish for a shimmering, jewel-like finishing touch. The beetle’s legs were carefully made using electrical wires and tape, as were the antennae.
George has produced a large-scale painting of a kangaroo on a black background in the style of artist, Leonid Afremov. Afremov’s style was a combination of bright colours and palette knife expertise. He was mainly known as being a self-representing artist who promoted and sold his work exclusively over the internet with very few exhibitions and involvement of dealers and galleries.
Chloe has produced this large-scale painting of a chimpanzee on a black background in the style of artist, Leonid Afremov. Afremov’s style was a combination of bright colours and palette knife expertise. He was mainly known as being a self-representing artist who promoted and sold his work exclusively over the internet with very few exhibitions and involvement of dealers and galleries.
Georgina worked hard producing a vibrant, colourful, abstract painting inspired by American artist, Derek DeYoung. She began her piece of work by adding texture to hercanvas with collaged paper and PVA then selected a cropped, close up image of a fish to work from. Various painting techniques were used, applied with tools such as sponges and toothbrushes, building up more layers of texture.
Sophie created this piece for this portfolio, which was a response to the GCSE-style question, Concealment. She created a collection of 9 canvases which had each captured a glimpse of her underwater. Inspired by contemporary artists, Sarah Harvey and Samantha French, Sophie studied the fascinating distortions created by water and thus performing concealment and privacy. Her supporting sketchbook was filled with ideas which showed progression, observational drawings, experimental work and investigations of historic and contemporary artists.
Dylan’s piece is a final painting for the GCSE style question ‘Hidden’. Dylan explored the wonderful and sometimes strange work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, concentrating on their earlier wrapped mundane items. Dylan set about wrapping a number of childhood toys, some of which were his grandmothers. This final painting is of a well-loved toy dog, with a ‘hidden’ wolf shadow. This piece has a slightly sinister feel despite the contents of the package.
Jasper produced this superb portrait of George Floyd as a response to the GCSE question, ‘Concealment’. Jasper explored many possibilities for this project but decided to focus on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Self portrait – what makes me, me?
How lockdown made me feel, I needed to breakout.
In lockdown I would stare at the trees at the end of our garden. One day I saw a rainbow and it made me happy.
I set about showing what it would look like in my head and it was all swirly
This batik was part of our Africa project and we enjoyed experimenting with a new medium, it was so much fun.
This was part of an online project and I really enjoyed using a biro instead of pencil. I am very proud of this piece.
This was part of our what makes a superhero project. I designed my superhero on what I would like to look like as a superhero.
We studied portraiture and facial proportions during lockdown. One day we dressed up for the online lesson with crowns, cloaks, tiaras and jewels to look at the Queen through the eras and chose our favourite image of her to reproduce.
Following our Rousseau project I painted this forest using his elements of the oversized flowers and large leaves.
Inspired by the work of textile artist Rosie James, fabric and stitched collaged figures were placed against a backdrop of printed silhouettes of notable key buildings and subsequently presented as a collective compositionInspired by the work of textile artist Rosie James, fabric and stitched collaged figures were placed against a backdrop of printed silhouettes of notable key buildings and subsequently presented as a collective composition.
Inspired by the portrait studies of the artist Julian Opie, individual running stitch self portraits were subsequently presented as a collective gallery.
Inspired by the work of Kandinsky, individual panels of collaged fabric shapes were echoed with running stitched lines and subsequently presented as a collective composition.
A study of Henry 8th – by Hans Holbein