our amazing artists of the week

Celebrating our talented Year 9 Art students!

We are proud to celebrate Year 9s Siya and Saanvi, who have been selected by the Art Department as Artists of the Week in recognition of the inspired and phenomenal pieces of work that they've produced while exploring Eye Anatomy through drawing, as you can see showcased in our lead picture and below:

Year 9 have been working on Eye Anatomy as part of the Portraiture component of the syllabus, and here Head of Art Mrs Nanvazadeh tells us more about this:

In Year 9, it is important for pupils to build up a more sustained approach to project work in Art & Design, so that a set of work is produced rather than a single stand-alone piece.

This takes into consideration a steady acquisition of skills over Year 7 and 8, which can now be used with more independence and confidence.

This will also go some way to preparing pupils for project work for the GCSE coursework units should they decide to take Art & Design/Photography as an option in Year 10. Students will be creating a small body of work, learning the correct anthropometry measurements of the face and will create a self-portrait based on the teacher's selected contextual reference.  

The following skills are explored and honed in the course of study: 

  • To develop and enhance key skills in recording and observation.  

  • To develop an understanding of research and experimentation.  

  • To learn the anthropometry measurements of the face 

  • To be introduced to the work of contemporary portrait artists.  

  • To learn key skills such as painting and drawing 

  • To develop and enhance composition, design and annotation skills 

Really well done Siya And Saanvi for these outstanding works of art, and we cannot wait to share news about our future UGS Artists of the Week!