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Year 11 Art Students complete Intensive Weekend Residential

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Year 11 Art Students complete Intensive Weekend Residential

On Friday 19th November, Year 11 Art students set off for their Art residential weekend in Anglesey.

Students completed intensive workshops on different themes relating to Space and Depth, and created both ‘prep sheets’ and final pieces in time for an exciting exhibition on Sunday afternoon.

One of the workshops was called ‘Into the Woods’ and explored the natural shapes of the forest. In this class, students completed 5-minute continuous line drawings, wirework, acrylic painting techniques and 3D shadow boxes, all inspired by the shapes of the pine and beech trees on the grounds of the residential centre.

Another workshop explored the theme through architecture, where students created tonal sketches of elements inside the building and then developed these into 3D shapes which showcased the different layers of built structures. Students considered ideas about depth, fragmentation and boundaries in their final pieces.

Other workshops explore landscape through painting, ‘seductive surfaces’ through print and tiling, and architectural space through folding and stitching.

Year 11 celebrated their hard work with a ‘Bongo’s Bingo Bonfire’ on the Saturday Evening, with toasted marshmallows and lots of prizes!

Ms Stirling, Head of Art and Design Technology, said “We are so proud of our students and the hard work and dedication that they have demonstrated during the weekend. They showed real perseverance and maturity during the workshops and tried and excelled at skills and techniques which were completely new to them. They have been a real credit to the school – a huge well done!”

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