On behalf of staff members: Mrs Johnson, Mrs Callcut, Miss Bailey, Mrs Shipley, Mr Haggett, Mr Lewin, Miss Bailey and Mrs Jones....

Welcome to the Art and Design Department.

Students and parents are encouraged to keep up to date with the blog. It gives you all the latest news, assessments, exam dates and of course lots of photographs of ongoing work. For up to the minute info - please also follow us on twitter (check out the twitter feed near the bottom of this page).

Feel free to email any of the staff if you require specific information. You can also respond to any of the posts below!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

2016 Art and Technology Exhibition

The Chellaston Art and Tech Department are currently busy planning their annual art exhibition. Whilst this year it's a one night only affair on Friday 1st July... We are planning something bigger and exciting with the music and drama departments too for 2017!
Keep your eyes open and watch this space.... better yet, come along and experience a taster of our amazing student work this year!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Melbourne arts festival

Today's the day! The first event of this academic year for the chellaston art department. We've all pulled together along with some very helpful kids to get the exhibition space built.... And it looks fab!

I hope everyone gets a good chance to go and have a look- there is some cracking work not only in our exhibition, but around the entire building too! So much creativity.
Good luck to our students who have entered the competition and hopefully we'll see you there!

Even Roger Charles made a quick, helpful visit today! 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Welcome to the new art staff, from the old art staff!

AGCE Decorative Imagery Summer Homework

Over the summer, please can you do the following homework:

Take 6 photos of Natural forms

Take 6 photos of Manmade/structural forms

One observational study on A3, materials of your choice of Natural Forms, zoomed in/close up.

Have a good summer, make a note of any exhibitions that you go to or Artists and Designers that catch your eye.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Year 7 Celebrity Portraits

Take a look at these celebrity portraits; can you believe they were drawn by our YEAR 7’s?! They are of an amazing standard! Can you guess who they are? Try and guess – then scroll down the answers at the bottom of the page…


1.    Tom Jones
2.    Steven Gerrard
3.    Miley Cyrus
4.    Keith Lemon
5.    ?
6.    Will.i.am
7.    Taylor Lautner
8.    Emma Watson
9.    Miranda Hart
10.   Amy Winehouse
11.   Will.i.am
12.   Will.i.am
13.   Kate Winslet
14.   Will.i.am
15.   Taylor Lautner
16.   Daniel Craig
17.   ?
18.   Zlatan Ibrahimović
19.   Lewis Hamilton
20.   Muhammad Ali
21.   ?
22.   Miley Cyrus
23.   Will Smith
24.   Chris Evans (Captain America)


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Rayographs; Camera-less Photography!

Here are a few photographs made by our year 11 students, with a big difference; they are made without a camera!

You place objects directly onto the surface of photographic paper and then expose it to light. After a chemical process, the result is a negative image; the reverse of a silhouette.


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Year 9 Still Life Research Page!

Great effort from the year 9's, for their Still Life research page; covering the 15th to the 21st Century. 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Year 10 Ink & Bleach

Amazing effort from our current year 10's. An unconventional way to create pattern; painting on ink with bleach!


About Me

This blog is devoted to students working with Chellaston Academy Art Department, and features examples of the fantastic work they produce (Key stages 3, 4 and 5... Years 7 - 13). Please feel free to leave constructive comments - and if you are an attending pupil, we would love to hear from you. If you have any ideas for the site, requests for help/ideas with your current project or work you would like to see on this page - please speak to your current Art Teacher who will advise you how to submit your post. Don't forget - this page only displays the most recent posts... please use the archive link tree at the bottom of the page to visit older items. Please also visit the Learning Platform for lots more information. If you have any questions please post a message on the blog. Alternatively Mr Charles an be contacted at rogercharles@chellaston.derby.sch.uk