Archives for category: Fine Art

Textiles Workshop

Our final Summer workshop is running after school today 3:00-4:30pm in R108. We hope to see many staff and students there!

NAC Julu exhibtion 2017 poster

Look out! Miss Davis’ work is being displayed in City Arts Newbury. If you would like to visit, the work will be on display from Friday 14th July- Sunday 16th July.

RP FINAL

Out of all the schools in Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham, Waingels was chosen as one of six schools to take part in a project with the British Council and Totally Thames. The aim of The River Project is to get students to create a piece of art about their local area and their local river. The final piece will be exhibited on the banks of the Thames in London, and in Reading, as well as around the world. Each school selected is also partnered with a school in either Sierra Leone, Nigeria or Nepal to compare life and artwork between the two schools. Waingels has been partnered with Annal Jyoti School in Kathmandu, Nepal and the next stage is to share our work with them, and to look at our partner schools work in turn; learning about an alternative culture.

The idea behind the artwork came when researching about Reading and my Year 8 class realised how important the Huntley & Palmer biscuit factory was to building the town to what it is today. Houses and facilities were built to house the families working at the factory and even Reading Football Club began with workers from the factory, creating their nickname ‘The Biscuit Men’. The class enjoy learning new techniques and experimenting with lots of different materials so we gave ourselves the challenge of creating as many biscuits as possible. Some of the class also attended a workshop day at Reading University with student teachers learning how to create felt and clay biscuits. The final artwork was inspired by the Huntley & Palmer biscuit tins; how identifiable they are and showcasing the biscuits that Reading was built on.

This was an amazing opportunity for Waingels and the Year 8s involved have been brilliant; creating exciting pieces of work and experimenting with new techniques, really making the final piece their own. They should be very proud of themselves as I am of them also.

A VIP event will be held in London for the students, staff and families to attend to see the unveiling of the work along the Thames which I will inform the participating students about when there are more details. When the exhibition has been opened, anyone can see the exhibition for free along the River Thames, more details to follow.

Drawing with Confidence

Our next Summer Workshop launches this week; Drawing with Confidence. Please sign up at the Art Office if this is something that you would be interested in taking part in.

IMG_6995

Miss Richardson’s work has been selected to be part of the Beyond Surface exhibition at The Glass Tank gallery at Oxford Brookes. The exhibition celebrates Art teachers who are making their own work.  The exhibition featuring ceramics, painting, Textiles and drawing continues until the 21st July.

https://beyondsurfaceblog.wordpress.com/

Beautiful Natural Forms prints from our Print Making workshop this week. To create these positive and negative pieces students learned a variety of mono printing techniques such as burnishing and collage; with the use of wallpaper to help create textured backgrounds. To generate such refined pieces of work students used the printing press, this has allowed elements such as leaf veins to appear in more detail! I think you will agree that for first timers students have succeeded to created beautiful outcomes!

Photoshop workshop

As well as Ms U’ren’s Print Making Workshop tomorrow we also have a Photoshop workshop lead by Mr Smith this Thursday 22nd June. Please sign up at the Art Office if this is something that interests you!