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Shakespeare 400

April 25th / Last week to commemorate 400 years of Shakespeare, students dressed up in a fabulous array of costumes. We had some reciting of Shakespeare in the library, with everything from Macbeth to the sonnets. Down in the Mary Ward studio, Year 7 and 8 watched some film adaptations of Shakespeare plays. There was also […]

Art Showcase

Feb 26th / Year 9 pupils have recently undertaken some “Patterned Portrait Projects”.  Antonia Babs-Jonah in 9J tells us more about this … We have been working on a self-portrait which showed our interests and identity. We  started off by drawing a partner using a grid structure as a guide to help us with the proportions of […]

Art Showcase

Feb 12th / This week’s Art Showcase items were created as part of a Year 8 Cupcake Project.  Christie O’Shea (8S) explains what this involved … Just before Christmas we started designing a clay cupcake in Art. Our inspiration was the American artist Wayne Thiebaud, who paints pictures of sweet things like cakes and icecreams. We […]

Art Showcase

Feb 1st / Hopefully some of you made it to the recent Hertfordshire School’s Art Exhibition at Samuel Ryder Academy.  For those who didn’t, here are some photos of pieces on display by Amber, Esme and Rebecca in Year 11. The girls should be really proud of their work, which certainly fitted right in with the high standard […]

Art Showcase

Dec 9th / This week we continue to showcase examples of work produced as part of the Y9 Vanitas project (click here for more details of this): 9J 9S 9T

Art Showcase

Nov 23rd / Our first Year 9 Art project this year was to create a modern, personal version of a “Vanitas” image.  This is a Dutch style of still life painting where each object has a meaning. We started by looking at the work of artists who originally did Vanitas paintings, and then copied one image using […]

Art Showcase

Nov 11th / Following on from last week’s post, here is an image from Tring Museum of the Year 10 work they have selected and displayed for the artist showcase this week.

Great Y7 work!

Nov 3rd / As part of their Geography topic work on earthquakes and volcanoes, 7F were asked by Mrs Johnson to make volcanoes over half term, either as models or as cakes!  They all made such an amazing effort effort and had such creative ideas that Mrs Johnson just had to share these pictures with everyone.  Well […]

Art Showcase

Nov 2nd /’As the culmination of our GCSE drawing and painting module inspired by the animals from Tring Natural History Museum, Y10 students were set the challenge of producing an A2 drawing or painting in a medium of their choice – their largest piece of artwork yet!  The confidence shown in this acrylic painting by Sinead Yankah in […]

Art Showcase

Oct 16th / You would be forgiven for thinking that this week’s image is another Year 10 drawing  but it is actually by Meja Paleckyte in 7T – clearly one of the Art department’s future stars! The Y7 pupils were given the opportunity to sketch the animals on loan from Tring Museum.  This was part of […]

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