Welcome to the George Spencer Art Department Blog!

Hello and welcome to the George Spencer Art Department blog!

The Art department are:

Mrs Eddy (Head of Art), Mrs Sidey, Miss Welsh & Miss Johnson...

... plus all of our Key Stage 3, GCSE & A level Art and Photography students!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Visible Progress

We found a canvas in the depths of the Art room, a fun colourful composition based upon the Year 9 topic 'Africa'

We soon realised it was painted by one of the current Year 13 A2 Art students, so it was a hoot to compare it to her now vastly improved, and developed, painting skills


 Alicia has applied to continue her education at University to study Interior Architecture.

Well done

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Year 8 Opie inspired portrait homework task

Here is a selection of the fantastic homework that Year 8 have been handing in. The Aim Higher task was to complete the homework using ICT skills rather than traditional methods.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Year 7 Stacks

The Year 7's have been exploring sculptures by the artist Barbara Hepworth following our trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The Year 7's have created paper collage 'stacks' that explore shape, structure, form and balance which will now be used to inspire 3D clay outcomes!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Year 9 'in the style of Jon Burgerman' Product Design

The Year 9's researched and analysed the work of Jon Burgerman. This then informed their designs for a choice of products:
T-Shirt, High Top Trainer, Handbag, Coffee Cup


Sweeney Todd is coming to GSA

Year 7 Art Club (with the help of 11AME Citizenship's lesson last Wednesday) have been working hard to create the base 3D form of "the pies"

Cant wait to see them all painted and in the show -
Wednesday 12th March – Available
Thursday 13th March – Available
Friday 14th March – SOLD OUT

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Mini Show

On January 30th we held a 'Mini Show' to exhibit the final outcomes of coursework projects by; GCSE Art, A Level Art, A Level Photography and A Level Textiles students. It was really great to see such a diverse range of outcomes presented in an exhibition format. Plus, it was a fantastic way to celebrate the students hard work! Thank you to everybody that came along to see exactly what it is we get up to down in the Art department! We look forward to our bigger exhibition in the Summer following the completion of the exam projects (details to follow!).

Here is a small selection of photos from the evening...