All Senior School Art students have made an excellent start to the school year and have already produced some outstanding work. Year 13 have worked incredibly hard over the summer to ensure their portfolios are up to date and of the highest quality. Their positivity and commitment is setting an excellent example for the large cohort of Year 12 students who have just started their IB Visual Arts journey. As an introductory project, Year 12 have been challenged to “remake” famous artworks using photographic or digital means. So far, their ideas are very exciting! The IGCSE students in both Years 10 and 11 are making huge leaps of progress in terms of their pure drawing skills which is a key focus of their assessment. Key Stage 3 students are showing masses of enthusiasm and willingness to take risks. Traits that we encourage throughout their art education. Year 9 in particular, have shown superb skills and patience whilst tackling observational drawings of skulls. These drawings will form the basis of their own interpretation of a Vanitas- traditionally a still life rich in symbolism concerned with inevitabilities of life. Su Lee in 9FV, has so far created a wonderful study showing accuracy, skill and most importantly stylistic flair! (Pictured)
Well done, to all Senior School artists and thank you for making my first week at DCSL so welcoming!