Friday, 16 March 2018

Greenfingers Cafe

Year 10 Purple Tie Students studying BTEC Art and Design were set the task of making products for the 'Greenfingers Cafe', a hypothetical cafe set in a garden centre. 

With this in mind, students explored all areas, as a designer would, when taking on this task. They considered the demographic of customers, how visually appealing the work needed to be, how the theme of the work needed to be relevant to the garden centre cafe environment, and so on.

After a lot of work the final pieces can be see below, and they look fantastic.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Year 9 STEAM work

STEAM is explored throughout out projects at Ernest Bevin College and we have a prime example below.

KS3 Year 9's project was structures:

What structures are around me? What are they made of? Who or what made them?

To gain an appreciation of man-made structures, pupils drew mechanical artefacts from direct observation. The cold, hard, metal objects still have curves and shapes which the boys have captured here. This was primary research.
To further explore manmade mechanisms through drawing, pupils drew from images of engines and machines. This is secondary research.
Students explored the work of the artist Fernand Leger (1881-1955,) throughout this project; his artworks looked at sections of mechanical forms and the patterns and shapes they formed. Students identified elements of mechanisms the recognised, and what it reminded them of.
They then made their own rendition of the work to further explore Leger's process. This helps develop skills in scale, proportion, and observation.

They also explored mechanical instructive drawings. We often see these diagrams showing the assembly of our household items. Looking at them from an artistic point of view helps us see them in a new way.

With their developed understanding of the subject matter, students produced their own drawings in an abstract colourful way, including elements of mechanisms that they had previously explored. Using black paper adds another interesting dimension to the work.
Pupils also explored Leger's work through the use of bold colours used considerately and sensitively to mimic the work by the artist.


Friday, 20 October 2017

Year 11 BTEC Final Project

Year 11 BTEC Student's exam unit was to produce pieces of wearable art inspired by Op and Pop Art. Below are images of some of their final pieces shown in the end of Year Exhibition. The works are colourful innovative and really lived up to the brief they were given.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Banksy Style Stencils

Miss Ales KS3 classes have been doing some excellent work inspired by the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy.

His bold stencilled style and politically conscious subject matter make his work instantly recognisable, and in turn have made him one of the most interesting and revered artists in our country today.

Students started by examining Banksy's works and replicating some in pencil. Students looked at how he uses positive and negative space to create his imagery.


Next, students marked out and cut out the shapes of their chosen image and their own slogan and words.
As you can see students have produced some wonderful work, and who knows, maybe we have the next Banksy right here at Ernest Bevin College!