As the year is brought to a close, it is wonderful to see the creative learning journey the Year 7 Artists have been on. They have explored the formal elements of Line, Shape, Colour, Form and Texture, whilst developing their awareness of the function, symbolism and cultural significance of World Masks. This has culminated in a striking series of ceramic masks that have been inspired by Polyneisan design and motif, portraiture and individual explorations into texture, relief and negative space.
Image: Arkar 7A, Year 7A and 7C group photos
Our Year 8 artists’ virtual journey around the world’s leading art galleries and institutions has been an enriching and rewarding one. They have explored Le Louvre, MOMA, Van Gogh Museum, Yayoi Husama Museum and Tate Gallery. The Year 8 artists were asked to research and produce a series of personal responses to the virtual works on display. The Grand Tour project concludes with a series of constructed Cubism sculptures, inspired by the work of Cubist pioneers Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso and a range of musical instruments.
Image: Cubist Coffee Compositions: Pavitra 8B, Kashvi 8B and Prapti 8A. Cubist Pencil Compositions: Norzin 8A, Aaiesteena 8A and Neeharika 8A.
Through the study of observation, composition and the challenge of realism, Year 9 artists have developed an awareness of self image and still life this year. These fundamental themes of Art and Design have not just developed confidence and accuracy through the study of some of the leading contemporary artists, they have also developed their skills through experiential learning using new and exciting materials and media, as they explore mark making, contrast and tone using charcoal, bread, ink and texture.
Image: Bread Drawing Sorachika 9B and Rheha 9B.
Our IGCSE and Sixth Form artists have displayed commitment and resilience to their studies, to push boundaries and perfect their craft, to create deeply original artwork. It has been a privilege to work with them in the studio, see the direction their work takes and witness the support, camaraderie and the high standard set for subsequent TBS artists to follow.
Image: Yr12 Digital designs Anisha and Samyukta.