It is usual practise for artists in Year 10 to return to foundation drawing skills. Over recent lessons students have been investigating the formal element of tone, creating beautiful drawings that demonstrate how effective using a range of light and dark pencil shades can be. In their drawings GCSE artists have chosen a variety of subjects and have recorded detail and tone with great accuracy. We have been highly impressed with the high standard of work that our young artists have produced. The work included here reflects a great commitment to the development of manual skills, as well as an understanding of how the formal elements, such as tone or texture, can communicate mood and meaning. The skills they have developed will be very useful for their upcoming trip to Jim Thompson’s House and the Bangkok Art and Culture Center on the 4 October. Artwork by Asuka, Candy, Hitanshi, Pearly and Zoe.