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).

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Design Your Future!

A hugely informative day out with some of the 6th Form art students at the 'Design Your Future' show in the Manchester Central venue. The hall was wall to wall with universities advertising their creative courses, and the event also ran several lectures relating to the university application process. It was great to see such a healthy array of courses on offer (reflecting the UK's position as a world leading exponent of creative industries) and there was a real buzz about the place. From speaking to members of our party on the way back.. some 'game changing' conversations were had... and everyone felt a lot more 'clued up' in general.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Our last scheduled activity was the Thanksgiving Day Parade at Macy's. Like the Empire State Building... The photos do no justice to the scale and atmosphere that defines just about every aspect of this city. Here are just a few of the inflatables on show. Also missing fro this post is the little New Yorker (aged about 7) who excitedly identified every character just before they hove into view.

Another day...

Another $ (spent, that is). Killer breakfast (as far as my arteries were concerned!) and on to MoMA. If you've never been, it's like a who's who of modern art. Walking from gallery to gallery, one could be turning the pages of a book about modern masterpieces. Phenomenal! Then a quick stop by Bloomingdales. After that we posed for the Times Square EarthCam (getting plenty of attention from the locals [which is not bad going considering this is NewYork!]) then on to The Empire State Building observational deck (floor 86!) for a mind blowing view across Manhattan. Back into Tines Square for an evening meal before bed. Thanksgiving Day parade in the morning. New York is RELENTLESS!

Picasso painted some very important pictures!

This one is just for Emma-Jane!

The view from the ground...

.... and via the webcam!

If I could only describe the degree to which the photo does not do this view justice!

Times Square... For the last time?

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Midnight in New York...

.... and my body clock doesn't know which way is up!!! So time for just a few photos from today. After a breakfast at the local diner (plates of food bigger than some student's heads), we yomped up 5th Ave (after calling in at Macey's) to visit the Guggenheim and The Metropolitan. Tired legs then wobbled us up Broadway again this evening for dinner. MOMA tomorrow (Mr Charles is so excited he can barely... Actually no... He's out cold!).

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

What time is it?

It's not often I'll sit in bed writing a blog entry at 6 in the morning... but my body is convinced that it's 11am and Mr Charles is fast asleep in the bed next to mine (we're the Eric and Ernie of the Art Department.. [ask your Mum]) so I need something to do!

Times Square was phenomenal last night... and we spent the first 20 minutes picking up dropped jaws! It's the Guggenheim today, and we are aiming to hit the EarthCam web-cam in Times Square on Thursday to wave at you all (details if time to follow). Google it for a link to see If you can find us! We'll only be there for 5 mins so be prompt! (And we won't be able to see you waving back!!! [but that doesn't mean you shouldn't!!!]). More photos tonight if I get the chance. Have a nice day!

The view...

... From the coach en route to this years 6th form residential art trip!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Art in the 6th Form.

Are you thinking of studying Art and Design at Chellaston Academy 6th Form? Take a look at this short film describing what courses are on offer and what you might expect to do.

Feel free to contact us if you have any queries regarding the course (or visit the 6th Form area on the Academy website for more general details).

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