Friday, 1 March 2013

Back in the Classroom

The art department spent Friday at Beaverwood school exploring opportunities to develop text. Can you guess which work belongs to which teacher??

Paris Inspired

On the recent Paris trip I had the GCSE exam title of FORCE in mind. The following photographs were inspired by the idea of distressed and weathered.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Deadline Day- Thursday 31st January

Years 11, 12 & 13.  Thursday 31st January.  Will you be ready?

Valentino Exhibition- Somerset House

The powers-that-be at Somerset House are pulling out all the stops at the moment. As well as exhibiting, in my opinion, two of the best photographers to ever walked the planet, they are also showcasing 130 haute couture dresses designed by no less than the incredible Valentino.

Dresses worn by icons such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren are presented as you stroll down the catwalk.

The final section, and potentially of most interest to you lot, presents the 'how to' behind the high quality, yet  complex processes.

This exhibition is every girls dream come true. Even if you don't feel it fits your current project, get yourself there before it ends in March. I have no doubt you will be blown away by the workmanship.  I was.

Happy 2013 too!

Miss M

Monday, 26 November 2012

Tim Walker


It has been a long time and a super busy term.  There has been lots on lots of changes and huge amounts of fantastic work produced by a whole host of year groups.  More of that in a blog post to follow soon.

Now trips form a huge part of all of your research.  It is a good idea to try and take yourself off to an exhibition at least once a half term.

If you're an AS level Photography student you have already been to see this exhibition, but if not you must get yourself there before it closes at the end of January.

I came across Tim Walker 4 years ago at an exhibition at the Design Museum.  I had temporarily put him to the back of my head- at the time I was overwhelmed by final year at university.  It wasn't until I visited this free exhibition at Somerset House that his magical spell was re-bound!

It is debatable as to whether Walker's pieces are art or photography.  His work is described as 'extravagant in scale and ambition and instantly recognisable for their eye-opening originality, Walker’s photographs dazzle with life, colour and humour.'

I cannot say enough how much you should go to visit this exhibition, whether you are an Art or Textiles student, and whether it fits in your your current project or not you will genuinely be blown away!

Get yourself along to Somerset House- just a short walk from Charing Cross Station.  Entry is free and it is open until 27th January 2013.

Miss M :-)