The Year 7 Creative Art Project took place for a second time this year. It commenced on June 21st with a visit to the Broadway Cinema. Once at this venue, pupils were given an introduction to and watched the animation ‘The Secret of Kells’. Having enjoyed the animation, pupils participated in breakout sessions which involved discussing various aspects of the animation with staff.
After arriving back at the School, pupils listened to their project briefing. Each form was given a theme which related to ‘The Secret of Kells’. Individually, or in small groups, pupils were asked to research an idea linked to their allocated theme, and then to create their own art work combining at least two art forms. Pupils proceeded to participate in a number of workshops which were focused around planning, research skills and teamwork.
By July 9th, every pupil had produced a creative arts project and presented it to their peers, parents and staff either in the Founder Hall (where the gallery space was based) or in the Recital Hall (where the performance space was based).
Click this link to view a selection of the work produced by our Year 7 students.
Having already undertaken a creative arts project last year, Year 8 refined their skills and developed their creativity and independence further this year. Their project was inspired by the theme of ‘transformations’ and commenced on June 22nd with a visit by the author Neil Arksey. Arksey spoke about the idea of transforming one art form into another. Later in the day pupils participated in a number of workshops which were focused around planning, teamwork and publishing the outcome of their project online. Pupils were also given an insight into famous transformations of various art forms.
By July 10th, every pupil had up-loaded a creative arts project onto Glogster so that they could be accessible to a wide-ranging audience.