Recently, pupils in Year 8 have been inspired by Op Art. After learning about the work of Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely and Joseph Albers, pupils worked in groups designing and painting their own large scale optical illusion paintings.
Previously, pupils were inspired by contemporary illustrators including Ralph Steadman, Eric Carle and Quentin Blake to create an illustrated concertina book. They worked with words, objects, scenes and protagonists. Book Illustration Project
Pupils have also studied the Art of Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. Working with soft pastels pupils have created large observational drawings of crushed cans. They have also created 3D clay can sculptures. How to Make A Clay Can Sculpture