Ex student James Gosnold who gained a GCSE and A level in art and design
visited the art department just before Feb half term. He came with news
that he is completing an MA at the Royal College of Art, this was after
completing an illustration degree at Liverpool university. James informed
us that he is only two out of forty students on the course that come from a
Comprehensive School background. We are very proud of him and wish him
every success.

We are delighted to announce that the Holderness Decorative and Fine Arts
Society have selected the school's art department for this year's
sponsorship. They have kindly £300 to support an artistic project within
the department. More details to follow in the summer newsletter about the
project we are planning, which will be in conjunction with the Heritage on
the High Street Project.

Update on the 'Heritage on the High Street Project'.

The Heritage on the High Street project is a project that the art
department have been involved with since Feb 2015. It has involved students
across all age ranges and abilities. The experience of working alongside
artist Adele Howitt and poet Mary Ahern has enabled students to develop
their understanding of the role of the artist, as well as giving them the
opportunity to reflect on and develop their own role as emerging artists!

Some students also had the opportunity to present their work to a wider
audience through a travelling exhibition. This increased their
understanding of career opportunities through exhibiting their work
alongside creative practitioners.
It is really important for students to have positive educational experiences
not only in school but also out of school and in the wider community.
Working with ex- employers of Hornsea Pottery allowed them to do this and
experience art and English in a different setting.

The next stage of the project is the delivery of a series pottery workshops
by artist Adele Howitt during the summer term. The project is going to
provide a lasting legacy for our school and provide some fantastic
opportunities for our students. We are delighted to be involved in the
process from start to finish.
If you would like to keep up-to-date on the progress of the project, you
can ‘like’ the project’s Facebook page Heritage on the High Street, A
Celebration of Hornsea Pottery


It was decided that a proportion of the money that has previously been
donated by charity 'art with a heart' would be used to reward students'
effort and commitment to their studies at KS5. 'A' level art students were
asked to get a signature from their art teacher for every study session
they used in a productive way either during twilight sessions after school
or during their own study periods. Two names were drawn each receiving £25
cash. Lucy Toogood was rewarded for having the most signatures over the
period between Oct half term and the Christmas break. Kaitlyn Hunt was the
lucky winner to be drawn from a hat and also won £25. there will be another
draw at Easter, you have got to be in it to win it!


The art department have recently purchase six graphics tablets, which will
work alongside our current PC's in the classroom. A small number of our
students have been working with flash to create animations, which is pretty
difficult to do. Upgrading to a tablet will provide more opportunities for
our students to create animated art. A graphics tablet can not only save
them a lot of time and trouble but can also make working with
frame-by-frame animation in Flash as much as ten times easier. This will
hopefully have an impact upon students’ aspirations for future careers in
the creative industries.


Our very popular art competition is back! Posters have gone up and
information is also on the latest news section of the website. Students
from year 7-10 have the opportunity to win cash prizes. Deadline for
entries 26th May 2017.