Performing and Creative Arts Faculty News

Celebrating history with mosaics

Year 7 students experienced a creative learning session with local artists, Helen and Derek producing mosaics showing the history of Skelton’s buildings from the Victorian era.

The students worked on the design stage which was really interesting, finding out what the shops and houses used to be like, whilst creating designs to celebrate local history. Now making mosaics from the designs, the process is really intricate and requires patience, concentration and grit.

Drawing a hidden treasure, The Bowes Museum

Holding national and international collections including paintings, sculptures, prints and ceramics, The Bowes Museum is a magnificent building which stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle.

Year 9 Art and Design students travelled to The Bowes Museum on Thursday 4 May 2017 to discover a building of creativity and inspiration, not to mention the magnificent architecture which holds it.

Miss Goodwill, Teacher of Art told us: “We are very proud of the students’ manners and skills and this was shown by the publics’ comments.”

It was a fantastic day, drawing and researching the wonders of the Bowes and the students thoroughly enjoyed it.