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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

WOW! Take a look at these Year 9 Drawings


Take a look at these photographs made by our Year 9 students.

Photographs? Or are they drawings? Or are they drawings on photographs? How do you think they were made? You are used to drawing with a 4B pencil or a pen. These images have been 'drawn' using a torch pointed towards a camera in the PAS. See if you can understand the ideas behind these pieces. Do you recognise what our students are trying to convey? They came up with some fantastic ideas.

First try!

Thats better!!!!

These more 'abstract' images were large gestural pieces that helped the students 'warm up'. In each case the photo records only thirty seconds of intense activity!

From all the staff - thanks you lot - it was a very enjoyable session - you were a great bunch of kids - see you next week - remember the brief - an idea from a film of your choice and an image of your own choice, so speak to the others in your team. Thanks again.

Thanks Miss Shipley for organising everything. To Miss Russell - whose idea it was in the first place and to Mr. Robinson who likes curry.


  1. I love these, they're so creative and abstract. They were great fun to do too!!! :)

  2. Kasia Puszczynska11 February 2009 at 18:41

    thease were so much fun to do i really enjoyed it

  3. aw wow they are amazing. i bet they were good fun to do :)


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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