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!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A weird, wonderful and random selection of ideas

Now that the GCSE and A-level projects are underway, the variety of ideas and Starting Points continue to expand and diversify. Take a look at these examples which came in yesterday. All the Art staff agree that it is great to see you using the camera as a creative tool in order too generate expressive and personal compositions.
It is impossible to name everyone - sorry if you have been left out - but well done to 'Hughesey', Chris Wiseall, Kirsty Grant, Sam Thacker, Annie Dowell, Adam's girlfriend (?), Saffron and Joe in Shippo's group. Nice one.
P.S. Take a look at Grant Cooke's 'Request' from the previous blog - can you help? Cheers.

Girly Grant Dolls House Request

Calling all you dolls house enthusiasts - I know you're out there - Grant Cooke in our 6th form requires a dolls house - don't laugh - as part of his Personal Study. An size or condition will do. Unfortunately the dolls house cannot be returned. Please see Grant or come down to T6. Grant says 'Thank You'.

Monday, 16 February 2009

GCSE and A-level exam projects have started

Our Year 11 and 6th form students are all now well into their examination project. All sorts of ideas have been used - from red umbrellas, a pack of cards, hoodies and a famous pair of Kickers. But what are our 6th form girls doing? Ask Emma Freeman and her friends who have re-created a piece by the Chapman Brothers. Who are the Hoodie Boys? And who is holding all the cards?

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