In Term One, full-time Visual Arts students investigated sculpture through lectures and workshops, collaborative projects and an independent design process.
Through a design process, students must carry out and document their Art practice, from the seed of an idea through to a completed Artwork or series of works. Students work at their own level to develop skills in creative thinking, planning, research, concept development, design, application of materials, documentation, critical thinking and metacognition. New students begin to, and continuing students progressively direct their own learning, becoming increasingly independent and confident in the application of these complex processes.
This year’s sculptural works took many forms: students worked with clay, with paper, with sculpey, fabric, plaster, thumbtacks and with cast objects. The many and varied personalities in our cohort were evident in their diverse approaches to the development and aesthetic qualities of their work.
We were incredibly lucky this year to begin an ongoing collaboration with the wonderful people of PIC, in particular the sublime Irene Alessandro, who taught our students product photography techniques whilst taking the most beautiful photographs of their work. These photographs will be an invaluable contribution to their Artistic portfolios and we thank her most sincerely.
Please come and visit us in B-Wing and see some of our 3-dimensional works on display in the corridor.