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, 31 January 2009

Weekly Message Board

Keep an eye on this Message Board, especially as we are coming up to an important and busy time of the year. Year 9 Options take place soon, Enrichment opportunities are up and running and our Year 11, 12 and 13 all have examination projects to think about.

Thinking of doing Art as one of your Option subjects? On this Blog you will see a range of work from our Key Stage 4 and 5 students. There are also many examples of GCSE projects on display in the Art rooms. Have a good look around and then decide if any of it appeals to you. More news to follow in class.

We have finally arrived. Just when you thought that Coursework would never end - it has. A reminder that this counts for 60% of the final assessment. Take home your mock exam final piece - get it finished off - and hand in for assessment. This piece is an important part of Coursework and carries an extra weighting. Normal homework has been suspended to help this happen.
The actual exam project starts NOW. Select a Starting Point from the list given on the exam paper and go about it in the same way as you did the mock. Marks will be awarded for:
  • Starting Point Sheet
  • Studies from direct observation
  • Experiment with different materials
  • Artist connection
  • Planning
  • Final Outcome
  • Evaluation

Handing in dates for these to be announced shortly. Watch this space.

Year 12AS

Reminder - this is the 2nd week to work on your final piece (2). Make arrangements for the canvas run next week if you think you will not finish in normal class time. The results so far are very encouraging - we'll get examples posted on the blog as soon as poss.

Examination question papers go out on Monday. Early indications reveal there's something there for every one. Play to your strengths and be ambitious. We'll go over it in class. More news to follow.

Year 13A2

You should have received the examination paper by now.

Two weeks to go (plus half-term) to complete your Personal Study. Get all practical work finished off and start thinking about the exam project. Try to 'hit the floor running' after the break. All written work should be complete by now.

Year 9 Enrichment

Reminder - the last session takes place on Wednesday - 3.00 - 4.30. Think about the brief - an image or theme from a film - and how this could be interpreted as a 'light drawing'. Remember also to bring in a piece of music. Have you seen last weeks work on the blog? Brill.


Danielle Eardley - 11.15. Kate Freeman - 11.30 - AVCE interview - Monday, Feb 2nd

Elizabeth Boiling - AVCE interview - Thursday, Feb 5th - 9.15.

Jacques Wakefield - AVCE interview - Friday, Feb 6th - 11.20.

Miss Johnson returns on Monday and will be a big help to our GCSE students. Thanks to Emma Barton for her contribution in class last week.

Assembly Rooms Exhibition - is getting closer and closer. See Miss Shipley for all the latest details and deadlines.

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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