Jessica Ball Year 7 Reports of the 1st of the Courtauld Lecture Series

The entire experience was amazing.

 

On the 9th December 2014 around a dozen students were selected to come back after school to learn about the fascinating History of Art (for our Canon art class). The woman who taught us came from a prestigious university in London and she was very nice to us all. We learnt about all different types of decoration of famous artists’ homes and looked at some amazing artists’ artwork and it was worth going.

 

For the second part of the session we had to design our own house based on the ones we looked at in the first part of the session. In groups of 3 or 4 we all created a different style house and had a fantastic time doing it. We all enjoyed the activity a lot.

 

The entire session was fantastic and was extremely educational. On the whole it was a huge success.

 

Jessica Ball Year 7

Chiaroscuro

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7YCa1 in action

This week in Canon Art History lessons we have been unpicking Chiarosuro: the dramatic use of extreme light and dark within an artwork.

This workshop was in response to the plethora of questions that we had about the atmosphere created by Artemesia Genteleschi in her gruesome masterpeice Judith Slaying Holofernes.

Students set up their own dramatic lighting with help from a smart phone (or 30)  and made successful drawings filled with drama. Success.