The art room at Leicester High School is a hub of creativity fully equipped with a wide range of resources allowing students the opportunity to experiment and develop their skills. This blog is not only a further resource for students but also an opportunity to celebrate their successes in a more public forum.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Visit to London

Yesterday, every girl taking art and design or photography went to London to visit the Drawn by Light exhibition at the Science Museum and Post Pop: East meets West at the Saatchi Gallery. It was a fantastic day out and we saw some excellent artworks which will go on to inform research for externally set units for GCSE and A level. 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Ceramics Workshop

On Monday 1 December a ceramics specialist visited the school to deliver a workshop to Year 9 students. The girls have been studying the work of Emma Bridgewater and spent the day decorating tiles to their own design. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we can't wait to see the finished results when they come out of the kiln!

See the Year 9 page for more images.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Diwali Celebrations

As part of the year 8 curriculum we have been looking at Rangoli patterns. We decided that as Diwali was coming up we would create some Rangoli patterns outside using traditional methods. The girls were given a whole morning to create their Rangoli and luckily the weather was with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the morning.  

Friday, 19 September 2014

Busy week for years 10-13

This week has included a life drawing workshop, delivered by a tutor from the Royal Academy, and a visiting artist workshop with Ian Naylor. ( see www.iannaylor.co.uk ) The girls have really enjoyed both days and have completed a range of very experimental to detailed and precise drawings. A really valuable experience for them to build on their observational skills and confidence in drawing.