Art and Design

Art and Design

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Beyond the classroom

Artwork of the month 
‘Art Work of the Month’ a piece of KS3 artwork is chosen each month to be celebrated by displaying in the frame outside the Headteacher’s office. The pupil is awarded a certificate.

Gifted and talented 
We lead varied gifted and talented clubs for pupils in different year groups. Each year this changes, for example, Year 11 oil painting, and life drawing classes. Pupils are always welcome to work in the art rooms during lunchtimes and after school where there are sixth form Art prefects and members of staff available to give help if needed. Each year a pupil studying a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Art talks about their own work and experiences to pupils.

We advertise all competitions in the Art Department Resources room. Each year we enter Year 11 pupils’ work into the Saatchi Gallery prize.

We try to take pupils during lesson times to relevant exhibitions related to the current projects they are studying. We are very fortunate to be a short bus ride away from the Saatchi Gallery, which we frequently visit.

We advertise all current exhibitions in the Art Department Resources room and encourage pupils to visit and document them in sketchbooks. Each term we give KS4 pupils a list of current exhibitions that they may like to visit independently.

We support pupils to prepare a portfolio of Artwork if they are applying to study courses elsewhere after the completion of the GCSE course.

2016 Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize For Schools

Please take time to look on the Saatchi Gallery Website at our students work which has been entered into the National competition

Artist Bob and Roberta Smith commented on the entries made in 2014:
“Many of the images really sung out to me! Young people’s art is so appealing because it’s all about the 'cry' of the artist. As artists develop [their work] can become about the language of art, but in many of the works in this show it's as if you can hear some of the strong voices of the art of the future.”

Royal Academy AttRAct  
AttRAct 2017 runs from November 2016 to December 2017, with two students from each of the 24 participating schools, taking part in a programme of creative and architecture workshops, exhibition tours, talks, mentoring with the RA Schools students, career and portfolio advice sessions and studio visits and new this year, Ideas Studio: exam and coursework support from artists.  

AttRAct workshops are art-and-design related, with hands-on practical sessions.  Our aims are to engage A-level students in the looking, talking and making of art and architecture through a sustained relationship with the Royal Academy. We want to foster ambition and encourage creativity through interaction with artists and professionals. 

We welcome students who see this as an opportunity to learn more about the arts and the running of a large arts institution and career possibilities.  We hope to promote and improve life opportunities by offering individual tuition and encouragement.  Each student receives a Young Friend Membership to the RA for two years.

For more information about attRAct and to view past events, please visit our website, Teachers and students | Royal Academy of Arts
Our first meeting date is Friday, 25 November 2016, from 6-8pm.  This event will be planned by a team from the 2016 group and we will follow up with an invitation in the beginning of November.

The RA will be communicating directly with the students to inform them of upcoming workshops, tours and other events.  We hope to build a long-term relationship with the students so that we become a ‘cultural role model’ and they feel comfortable about coming to the RA. 

If you are interested in being part of the AtRAct programme please write me a letter of application stating why you should be one of the two students from Lady Margaret School who should be chosen. Mrs Osikoya - Deadline: Friday 14th October

Exhibitions to visit over the Christmas Holidays

Bloomberg New Contemporaries @ ICA 
Cara Thuring @ Thomas Dane Gallery
Alex Hartley @ Victoria Miro
Painters’ Painters @ Saatchi Gallery
Laura Owens/John Currin @ Sadie Coles
Zaha Hadid / Lucy Raven @ Serpentine Gallery
Rauschenberg @ Tate Modern 
Roman Ondak @ South London Gallery
Bonnie Camplin/Matt Mullican @ Camden Arts Centre
Paul Nash and Turner Prize @ Tate Britain 
Feminist Avante Garde @ Photographers Gallery
Anselm Keifer @ White Cube Bermondsey
Magnus Plessen @ White Cube Masons Yard
Picasso Portraits @ National Portrait Gallery
Donna Huanca @ Zabludowicz Collection
Bedwyr Williams @ The curve, Barbican 
Gavin Turk @ Newport street Gallery
Marie Angeletti @ Carlos/Ishikawa
Ken Price @ Hauser and Wirth
Looking at something and thinking of something else @ Carroll Fletcher 
Jason  Martin and Ai Wei Wei @ Lisson Gallery
Kate Mackeson and Henrik Potter @ Cell Project Space
John Keane @ Flowers Gallery Kingsland Road
Richard Serra @ Gagosian Gallery
The Ulm Model @ Raven Row



Summer Term Art Exhibitions...

Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic - National Gallery (free entry)
Chris Ofili presents beautifully woven tapestries made impressively by master makers to look like Ofili’s watercolour drawings.

Alberto Giacometti - Tate Modern (paid)
Retrospective of the Artist’s work.

Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors, Gagosian Gallery, Mayfair (free entry)
A look into Picasso’s lifelong obsession with Minotaurs, bulls and Matadors.

Hockney - Tate Britain (paid - only on till 28th May 2017)
Retrospective of the Artist’s work. 

Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) - Dulwich Picture Gallery (paid)
Retrospective of the often overlooked sibling of Virginia Wolf. Beautiful paintings prove that she was just as talented.
Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends - National Portrait Gallery (paid)
Retrospective of the artist abstracted portraits, the paintings were hung just as news of his death broke giving more meaning to the touching title Absent Friends.

Making Nature: How We See Animals - Wellcome Gallery (free - only on till 21st May 2017) 
A look at the relationship between animals and humans through the world of art and science.
Eduardo Paolozzi - Whitechapel Gallery (paid)
Retrospective of the wide ranging work of an artist most famous for his decorative tile designs that cover many tube station’s walls.

Wolfgang Tillmans - Tate Modern (paid)
Retrospective of the Photographers most powerful and controversial work.

America After The Fall: Painting in the 1930s - Royal Academy (paid - only on till June 2017)
Collection of paintings made in a time of conservatism, poverty and unemployment.

Other Galleries you may wish to visit...

The Barbican, The National Gallery, The Wallace Collection, Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Serpentine, The October Gallery, The Queens Gallery Buckingham Palace, The Wapping Project.




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