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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Year 9 Leave the Best 'Till Last

Our Year 9 bunch of G and T kids have certainly left the best until last. In a highly charged and energetic after school club they let rip into these innovative 'drawings' - created by a torch and a camera in a blackout environment.
Many of the images are based on a scene from a film or a musical - so see if you can spot the links. For our students this was the third 'Enrichment' activity which was designed to extend their understanding of Art and Design and to introduce them to a technique that they had not encountered previously. Hard copies of their ideas will be printed off and exhibited in the Melbourne Arts Festival.
All the Art staff would like to take this opportunity to give the group a massive 'Thank You' for your hard work, cooperation - and by the way - good fun - at the after school clubs. Thanks Miss Shipley for getting everything organised (including the drinks and bics).

THANKS AGAIN. We'll try to get you a hard copy asap and maybe get the images from all the clubs displayed around school. Keep pestering SHP and TOW.


  1. I Love The Effect That The Different Colours In The Backgrounds Give. The Pictures Are Very Well Co-Ordinated.

  2. I am doing this for homwork but im leaving a comment about my fave piece to do in year 8 which is the african art clay work which i think is really fun to do

  3. Kasia Puszczynska11 February 2009 at 18:38

    this is homework but i like the light drawing as i was doing them they were so fun so thnx to the teachers that sorted it out for us they look amazing

  4. i think that the titanic one is the best - partly because i did it :P
    they all look really good though.

  5. This is also for the homework but as Kasia said...they were so fun to do !! although it would have been nice to try out some more ideas (of which we still have many) but thanks to the teachers for arranging it all for us !

  6. I really enjoyed making these light drawings as they looked really effective when they were finished and were a lot of fun.

  7. This is the comment for the Homework but i don't know if i can post this straight on this blog but i'm trying...

    Dziwai Chung

  8. I Think These Pictures Look Really Good Cant Believe How Simple It Is To Make Them It Looks Really Hard.

  9. These Pictures Look Really Good Cant Believe How Easy It Is To Make Them They Look Really Hard To Make.

  10. I like the colours in the potos and the effect it makes.

  11. Kasia Puszczynska3 March 2009 at 19:14

    the mary poppins is the est only coz i did it with a well co ordenated group !!


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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