For this edition of the newsletter, we have selected ten Year 7 students to be our ‘Artists of the Week’.
Year 7 have recently concluded a sculpture project based on ‘Gargoyles and Grotesques’. The students were transported back in time and across to Europe between the 1000 AD to 1400AD, to witness the rise of the early Christian church and the development of Gothic architecture. The students looked at the great cathedrals of Notre-Dame de Paris, Cologne and York Minster, focusing on the functional and decorative element of gargoyles and grotesques.
From what they learnt, the students went on to design and create their own personal 3D grotesque sculptures. The students enjoyed sculpting with newspaper, paper pulp and paper mâché to create the form of their sculptures, sand to create the texture of stone and dry brushing with paint to finish the aged stone effect.
All of the Year 7 did an excellent job, each one creating an impressive, individual and personal outcome. Sadly we can’t show you all of them, so here are ten pieces that we thought really show off how well the whole of Year 7 did. Great work Year 7!
Update from: Mr. Martin Harrison, Head of Art