The Art Department are excited to be participating in an innovative new project alongside the Helen Foundation and local sculptor and artist Anne Marie Moss.
The Helen Foundation was launched in January 2006 as a living memorial to Helen Elizabeth Kirk, aged 24, who tragically died after a road accident on 26 December 2005. The school actively supports this charity and so are delighted to be once more engaged with them in an activity to raise the charity’s profile and support their cause.
Anne Marie Moss studied figurative sculpture at the Frink School before spending six months in an artists’ colony in Lancashire. She now lives and works in Devon. Anne-Marie has experimented with a range of styles and mediums but particularly carving stone and wood. Her pieces alternate from organic abstract forms sometimes inspired by nature or the human spirit contrasting with abstracted figurative work.
Year 10 GCSE Art students will be looking at the theme of Human Form and will develop the skills and techniques to carve a stone block as a result of their previous work in life drawing. Each student will have a block of 220x215x100cms to create their own sculpture over two days. Work will then be exhibited for parents and the public.
Below are photographs of work taken on the day. We look forward to seeing the final products!