Arts Award: Going for Gold
Yr13's Dan Free, Benjy Firmin and Max Thompson have been teaching a Year 4/5 class as part of their Gold Arts Award.
They are teaching this class over a period of 4 consecutive wednesday afternoons and each student is responsible for teaching a different aspect of art. Max lead a digital photography workshop last week whereby the pupils had to take photos of the school buildings. Yesterday, Benjy led a workshop on architectural drawing using the photos they had taken to work from and introducing them to perspective drawing. Next week Dan will deliver a workshop on graffitti art whereby they will create creatures from lazer cut templates that Dan is devising so that they can transfer their graffitti creations onto their building drawings. For the final lesson they plan to review and share the work the pupils have done and host a debate on the subject `Is Graffitti Art? looking at the work of Scott Walker and Banksy. The pupils work will then be mounted and hung by the 3 boys as part of their gold arts award exhibition later this term in the Great Bow Wharf building in Langport. This is a pilot scheme to promote the Gold Arts Award with young people to determine if it is manageable for this age group to follow alongside their A level commitments. Hopefully, it will be a successful pilot scheme. So far the boys have been working incredibly hard to complete the different aspects of the award, having spent some time already preparing and hanging an exhibition of their work as part of SAW, volunteering at Barrington Court and the Langport Youth Club, working with artists such as Maeve Clancy and Scott Walker as well as developing their own art work. We hope to complete the Gold Arts Award early in the New Year to allow time for the boys to focus on completing their A Level studies and take their exams.
Marina Fraser, Teacher of Art
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