The Key Stage 3 Art club meet every Tuesday after school with Miss Roberts and Miss Crowther in E14.
The Art club have worked on projects making collages, snow globes, paper sculptures, watercolour flower paintings, large scale Jackson Pollock paintings, still life and portraiture. Anyone in year 7, 8 and 9 is welcome to attend. The club provides an opportunity for pupils to have fun trying out different techniques.
Mr Watkins, Director of Music gave Art club the challenge of designing and creating two murals for two different music classrooms. The two walls hold guitars and ukuleles. Mr Watkins wanted to make sure that when these instruments
were removed during lessons the wall would still look good and not bare.
The project began with a competition, each member of Art club created their own designs for the walls. The winners of the competition were by Ellie Hardie, year 9 and Eve Callingham,
Year 9. Eve’s design has been used for E23 and Ellie’s covers the wall in E21. Pupils drew the designs onto the walls themselves and mixed a lot of their own colours according to the initial designs.
To get the paint on the walls, each week we had a different student be ‘team leader’ to manage the project, all of the club showed a great deal of maturity in the way that they worked together.
It was great to see pupils working in teams with others that they didn’t know from different year groups and helping each other to achieve.
Take a look at the photos throughout this article to see their work or next time that you walk past the windows of a music room, look out for the bright and colourful efforts of the Art club pupils.
We have some incredibly talented artists studying at key stage 3 and we are glad that the mural project has enabled them to showcase their ability.