Art Lesson from Shanghai

art work presentedWe have had the pleasure of hosting Mr Zhou, Headteacher from the Shanghai Childrens’ Imagination Centre in China. The visit was organised by The Confucius Institute at Newcastle University and Miss Najafi.

Mr Zhou worked with Year 9 students in the Art Department, and began by showing a film about the work of his imagination centre which specialises in developing children’s creativity from an early age.

Students analysed a range of his students’ artwork and Mr Zhou explained how his students draw from dreams, music and imagination.

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Mosaic making for Groundwork charity

The art department are collaborating with Mosaic BirdGroundwork North East & Cumbria to produce a set of tiled mosaic artworks to be used in a garden at Wansbeck hospital.

We would like to invite any student from any year group to take part in this project (which will run on Thursdays after school for 5 weeks).

groundwork1This is an excellent opportunity to work with a charity and develop some new artistic skills.

Speak to Mr Connor in Art if interested.