Class of Life
Students and teachers have been developing their artistic side and getting creative at Life Classes organised by Head of Art and Design, Mr Keith Yearsley. The classes help the participants to build confidence in their artistic abilities and develop new techniques, such as learning to draw with charcoal and bamboo sticks!
Mr Yearsley said:
“The Life Class proves to be a fantastic extension to the A Level Art and Design coursework. All A Level students have the opportunity to work from the male and female figure over the autumn and spring Terms. The classes are intended to extend student’s drawing, painting, ceramic and textile skills, when working in a very experimental way, from the figure. Working on timed studies, opposite hand drawing, not looking at the paper and tying pencils on the end of bamboo sticks are some of the unusual tasks thrown at the students!
"The work and approach does have a marked effect on their approach in class and, when included in a folder for University applications, demonstrates variety, depth and full experimentation compared to some of the typical A Level Units of work.
All A Level students who attend the classes comment on the unique opportunity that they are provided with and interviewers at University are usually very pleased to see this invaluable extension to coursework presented in a folio of work.”