A diamond painted keyring created by a Year 9 pupil during their AP Project exploring the use of beads which represent some of the earliest forms of jewelry. With different colors, shapes, and sizes, beads have a range of symbolic meanings in our cultures.
Celebrating creativity in schools with the Youth Open Art Awards Competition at St Helens Borough Council.
We are proud to announce that a year 11 Willow Bank pupil, won first prize in his age category.
"This annual competition is an amazing opportunity for young people in St Helens Borough…
Celebrating creativity in schools with the Youth Open Awards Art Competition at St Helens Council. Showcasing some of our Willow Bank pupil entries and our Y11 winning entry.
A snapshot of GCSE Fine Art Personal Responses from last year's Year 11 cohort.
Year 10 pupil explored his own interest in the subject of "space and aliens" to create this mixed-media design during his AP Project session.
Year 7 have been exploring the Aztecs, in particular the pictographs used. Here, they have designed their own symbols in the style of the Aztecs for varying themes, such as eyes, arrows and mountains.
Year 10 have been exploring the mosaic works of Antoni Gaudi. Here, they have created a silk painting and framed their work using the lines and shapes you would find in Gaudi's work.
Year 8 have been investigating Ancient Egypt - culture, customs, beliefs and artwork. Pupils explored the pattern and shapes used in Egyptian art and crafts, to create a monoprint based on this. To develop their designs further they added paint and metallic pens.
Laura Kate Pontefract artist and illustrator worked with KS2 pupils during a sensory workshop to explore themes and ideas for a sensory art corridor - animals, space, sport, puzzles .... Pupil ideas will be used by Laura to design our own personalised wall and corridor art.
Year 10 pupil has been developing his ceramics skills in Art diarising his creation at various stages.
Ceramics process of
- making the clay flexible
- giving the clay form
- baking the clay
- glazing the ceramic
Y8 have developed their skills using charcoal to create African maps. Learning about Ancient Egypt pupils created the African continent using metallic acrylic paint to reflect the opulence of Ancient Egyptian art and artefacts.
Year 8 pupils have been exploring the properties of charcoal and learning about the history of charcoal in art. Here, they've explored ruler effects using blending techniques, they've used both vine and loose charcoal to form tonal value abstract designs.