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Artistic Impression 16/17 #4 – Tuesday 29th November 2016

November 29, 2016

Artistic Impression #4

This blog is a follow on from last week’s – click here for more on Year 7 and our GCSE Artists work.

Year 6

This year’s Year 6 Art topic is food. The first piece in progess is clay food.

Can you guess what they are making?

Ballard School Clay Food Year 6

Can you guess what food these models are based on?



Year 10

Year  10 recently took part in a workshop on trees with Brenda Farrell, a local New Forest artist. Brenda describes herself and her art below:

After teaching art for many years I now work part-time giving me a little more time for my own work. I have known and loved the forest from childhood and have lived in Burley for over 30 years.
I studied at Portsmouth College of Art then after several years of travelling, worked in design in London before escaping to the country, joining the self-sufficiency movement and raising poultry vegetables and children. Not much time for painting in those years!
My great loves are the forest, gardens and Africa where I used to live and re-visit whenever I can. Those are the main inspirations for my work. I also teach drawing privately to adult beginners, children coming up to G.C.S.E. or anyone who is interested.

Ballard School Art Brenda Farrell

Brenda supervising the year 10 Art workshop

Year 10 also have been working on their sectioning of a painting, and then copying the work using acrylic paints. They are learning how to blend, colour match and add finer details. In this picture colours have to be chosen to suit, as the image is black and white.

Ballard School Art Year 10

Working on choosing colour, segment by segment

Year 11

Following on from the previous Artistic Impresion blog here is a in-action shot of our Year 11s working on their controlled assessments.

Artists work form a chosen theme; so the stag, chameleon, turtle and zebra are based on animals in the broadest sense. The guitar one was ‘theatre/musical’, The native Indian and India lady are both ‘Culture’, the eye with a girl on a swing is ‘A journey through life’, based on her grandmother, mother herself ad younger sibling, the eyes one is ‘Caged’ and the horse is from the theme ‘Horses through time’.

Our stuents must research their chosen topic, study an appropriate artist, develop/make a composition up from all their work into a final design that is in the style of an or artist studied and then paint it!


Hard at work and concentrating on their controlled assessment piece

For more information on our Art department please visit our Art page on our Ballard School website.

Ballard School is co-educational independent school in New Milton, Hampshire, providing an outstanding level of education for nursery to GCSE. With small class sizes and proven academic excellence, we strive to nurture the academic potential of all students. Learn more about our academic programmes, pastoral care, facilities and school ethos by visiting our website or by requesting a prospectus here.



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