Archive for November, 2010

Pupils achieve high standards in Self Study Tasks


Yet again Year 9 pupils have impressed their teachers with their homework.

Here are some of the best from Term 2.


Harry Bevins makes his second appearance on the Curve blog

2 time winner Samuel Pennington draws city life

Hand in your fantastic homework to your Art teacher to appear on the Curve blog.

Well done guys!

Year 9 Self Study Tasks are a hit


Year 9 pupils have worked hard to complete their self study tasks at home.

Here are some fantastic homeworks from Term 1

Harry Bevins

Samuel Pennington

Kelsey Webb

Watch out for more homeworks on the Curve blog.

Artists of the week, month, year!


Year 11s just keep getting better

Charlotte Collingham, Hazel Mezo, Hannah Wright and Charlotte Armitage have impressed their teachers with their talent, enthusiasm and commitment to the Fine Art course.  The work speaks for itself …….

Charlotte Armitage paints Gloucester City

Charlotte Collingham captures Bath

Hannah Wright paints a busy London street

Hazel Mezo's Brighton Pier

What a fantastic finish to the Cities project. Well done girls, you have blown us all away!!

Year 10s get creative


Year 10 boys experiment with old ink cartridges to add bright colours to their work

Ben Davies races ahead with a bold use of colour

A fabulous start to a new project. Ben Davies, Tai Shirley and James Benfield made exciting mixed media pieces using collage materials and an old ink cartridge.

Tai nails it!

Well done James

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Alison Cockcroft: AiR 22 Nov 2010


Alison worked with different groups of sixth formers.

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Alison Harper: AiR 23 Nov 2010


Alison, a member of the Brunel Broderers group who recently exhibited in the Curious Drawers exhibition in the Curve, worked with different groups of pupils on various textiles activities.

Holes were drilled into the top and sides of a wooden chest of drawers.  Fabric strips cut into ribbons and wools were then hand stitched into the piece of furniture. This was a very experimental, large scale piece showing the structural potential of hand stitches.

Yr 7 boys get stitching

Yr 13 textiles

Year 13 Textiles students Alice Capener, Bethan Collingham, Laura Clark, Victoria George and Sarah Sahebgharani were able to interview Alison Harper to help them develop their Personal Investigation essays for A-level.  They were given a tour of the Curious Drawers exhibition and introduced to the background information behind the pieces on display. The students were also able to participate in a workshop making twisted and wrapped threads.

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The Chosen Ones Private View


Thursday 2nd Dec 2010 – 4 till 6 pm

This will be an opportunity for staff and the parents of the boys involved to come to the Curve Gallery for a special viewing of their exhibition to see how much they have achieved.

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The Chosen Ones workshops


Last week, the artists came into to school to work with the boys. They each worked with a group of 8 boys for 10 lessons. The boys involved are: Kefren Brennan, Matt Christmas, Charlie Cresswell, Liam Davies, Kyle Dokic, Callio Hiam, Tony Jones, Charlie Light, Joshua Moss, Matthew Say, Adam Shotbolt, Martel Sutherland, Ben Tarrant, Michael Thompson, Matt Virgoe and Jake White.

  • Group 1 with Ulf Pedersen

Using small LED lights, they worked in the dark to create drawings with light.

Ulf demonstrates the LED finger torches

Two boys strike poses and two more draw round them with light

They then worked in smaller groups to create stop-motion animations.

  • Group 2 worked with Davy McGuire

Creating stop-motion animation

Kefren directs Churchdown's latest boy band

They also created some stop-motion animations and they filmed themselves against the green screen so they could appear in their animations.

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The Chosen Ones


The Chosen Ones is a project especially for KS3 boys to engage them in school through art. Outside funding allowed the school to bring in two artists to work with the boys in some workshops which will result in an exhibition in the Curve Gallery. The boys were central to the selection of the artists. They helped write the advert and then interviewed the artists. The chosen artists were Ulf Pedersen and Davy McGuire.

Year 7 Artists have the text factor!


Brayden Shaw impresses judges with his ‘A’ painting

What a fantastic use of colour & text to create a mature and vibrant piece of work.

Well done Tyrese & Brayden!!!

Three yes's for Tyrese Sutherland!