Category Archives: 6th Form Art

These entries show examples of work from GCE art exhibitions in Bucks Schools.

Great ‘A’ Level art from St Marylebone’s School

It is always good to see what ‘A’ level students do. Here is a link to St Marylebone’s exhibition.

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Sharing good practice is always worth doing.

In January OFSTED published a set of papers sharing examples of good practice in art teaching. There are 12 case studies in all and they include building professional practice into GCE ‘A’ level courses, developing drawing, inspiring creativity and developing … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks: a view from art school

Art Foundation Diploma tutors at Loughborough University have produced a really interesting report describing the way they encourage students to use sketchbooks. It is also a critique of the way that they feel sketchbooks are used in schools. Their expectations … Continue reading

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Exhibiting Teachers

                              This post was prompted by an email about an exhibition of teacher’s art at the Upstairs Gallery Berkhamstead in January/February. It is open to teachers … Continue reading

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Not so flash

I have waited years to have the time to finally learn how to animate using Flash. Last week the garage was cleared and I now have time. This week I joined a workshop at Adobe head office with CCC students … Continue reading

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Chesham Grammar screaming quality

This is a dramatic, loud show. It is full of large, emotionally charged (shouting/screaming), portraits and faces. Photographs of faces adorned and besmirched with colour and paint are strong, confident and technically accomplished. Others contain a strong and thoughtful narrative, … Continue reading

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Highcrest waxes lyrical

There is a really interesting set of photographs here. The work draws upon Japanese references but what is unusual is the use of batik wax which has been worked over the surface of the portraits and carved. Inks and text … Continue reading

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Holmer Green: photography and photographers

This is another art department where Photography is a developing option choice for students. The video gives a quick sense of the nature of the research done by these students for this course. You can see how one student has … Continue reading

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Amersham: origami photos

Some really interesting ‘applied’ photos here, particularly the set that had been printed and then used for origami sculptures which were then reprocessed as photos. The set that were used as place mats were intriguing. I have seen several examples … Continue reading

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Dr Challoners High: aquamarine pools

I have just seen one of the most interesting pieces of work so far. Its a huge slice of tree with a pool of copper sulphate crystals at the heart of it. The idea does start from the work of … Continue reading

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