Year 10 GCSE Art and Design students from Albany Academy took part in an Art workshop at Runshaw college. The workshop was designed to build upon their existing skills as artists and support them as they develop their GCSE coursework.
Albany Academy opened its doors to students, family members and the local community for their 2016 GCSE Art and Photography exhibition. The event was hugely popular with displays of a wide variety of art, photography and resistant materials work produced by students from the Year 11 GCSE Technology Faculty.
Albany Academy Year 11 student Harriet Treble wowed judges and art lovers at Harris Museum in Preston with her fantastic portrait. Harriet who is a very talented artist has had her work displayed as part of the museums ‘Open Art Exhibition’. The exhibition was open to all professional and amateur artists to display their work.
Harriet who encouraged by her art teacher at Albany Academy, Mr Nisbet, entered her work in the under 16’s category of the exhibition and was delighted with the opportunity to display her work. Harriet said, “I am over the moon that my work has been placed at the Harris Museum. It was such an amazing experience seeing something I created on the wall in the gallery.”
Harriet’s work contained portraits of two of her close friends and her older sister. The painting was titled ‘Expressions’ and it is an Acrylic Painting. Art teacher at Albany Academy, Andrew Nisbet, said, “The painting is an excellent piece of acrylic painting work from someone as young as 15 and though very realistic, shows lots of creativity and imagination with unique qualities and technical skill involved. We are all very proud of Harriet and look forward to more of her art work being displayed at galleries in the future.”
The Open Art exhibition is a free event and the art work will be on display until the 9th January at the Harris Museum in Preston.
On Monday 7th December 2015, Year 10 GCSE Art & Design students enjoyed a rewarding afternoon at Runshaw College to work on activities in a ‘New Approaches to Drawing’ workshop on the theme of animals. Students used a wide range of media and were inspired by artists including Franz Marc, Debbie Smyth and Steam Punk to work in various ways including focussing on the negative image, working from printed resource as well as life study. The different media the students used included batique, pins with cotton, charcoal, print and drawing ink.
Mr Nisbet, who organised the student’s involvement in the day, said “This was an inspiring and useful visit. The students gained further insight into new artists and gained experience using unfamiliar techniques that they can use to develop their own ideas and portfolios of work.”