Our aim is to inspire, engage and have a positive impact on the students, taking them out into town was not going to produce any artistic empathies and would result in 44 students descending upon Mc Donalds!
So where could we go?.....lots of deliberation ensued with my colleagues about, various hillsides and even London, but all seemed to lack a real focus....then it hit us...Brighton....
Perfect, they have the peer, the burnt down pier, the pavilion, the square and the lanes, an artistic paradise.....
So off we trundled, to the train station and caught the train to Brighton. The students were very excited, most of them never been before. Bit of a nightmare accounting for all 44 students but we made it.
I must add prior to the trip both myself and my colleague Carri had done a rekki in the half term to plan the trip, and we didn't even get to shop ! We made sketches and decided what we wanted the students to get out of the day.
(water colour background with 5 min felt tip sketch overlay)
(Prepared page-with masking tape, over-layed with felt tip pen sketch and watercolour relief piece)
(torn paper collage (magazine pages)
(Layers of acrylic worked into with a spatula whilst still wet)
(Once again cause I just love it- torn paper collage!, not finished though)
Arghh Miss Tremblay, ruling with an iron fist! ha ha
Isn't there something so utterly charming about the English seaside? I just love it, there doesn't seem to be another country on earth that has that really intoxicating smell of the sea? not to mention the treasure trove of finds!
I saved these for taking back to school with me.....poor unsuspecting year 7's tee heeee
Sad to say but it looks beautiful now, ghostly .... and inspiring!
we particularly wanted the students to think about composition, background, middle and foreground. Making photographs less like holiday snaps.
Anyway, I shall stop babbling now and show you what has been produced post Brighton..in my year 7 and year 9 groups, they are super brilliant I love them..
and here is my display board..
.................and this is what I've come up with for next weeks lessons (screen printing)...
And lastly my favourite piece, a year 9 lad incorporated rain into his piece, genius ....
I hope you enjoyed my blog...goodbye for now x