Category Archives: Year 7

Yellena James’ Amazing Response to our Students’ Letter

Our Year 7 students sent a letter to the artist Yellena James which was inspired by her art work, and they got in response the most amazing set of letters addressed to each student individually!

See the letter which was sent to Yellena in the USA:

Year 7 students' letter sent to Yellena James
Year 7 students’ letter sent to Yellena James
Year 7 students' letter sent to Yellena James
Year 7 students’ letter sent to Yellena James

And see the response sent as a package back to us:

Yellena's Letters sent back to each student individually
Yellena’s Letters sent back to each student individually
Yellena's Letters sent back to each student individually
Yellena’s Letters sent back to each student individually
Yellena's Letters sent back to each student individually
Yellena’s Letters sent back to each student individually
Yellena's Letters sent back to each student individually
Yellena’s Letters sent back to each student individually

Year 7 Project

What talented year 7 students! They studied the work of the artist Yellena James and presented their research beautifully in their sketchbooks. They then made their own scraperboards and worked into them with patterns inspired by the artist.

Miss Silver will be sending some of these images together with letters from some very excited year 7’s after she contacted Yellena directly to tell her about the gorgeous work her year 7 groups were producing. She received a lovely reply. The artist was ‘delighted to have been an inspiration’ and is keen to see the girls work. What great news!!

Creating examples for year 7 fantastical plantforms…

I have been making my own examples for my year 7 classes to inspire and motivate their work.

The design sheets were featured last week as artists of the week and now we are beginning to make. I really enjoy getting this hands on practical side to our subject and I hope my step by step photo guide helps my classes to break their own designs down into achievable making stages.


Starting with the planning and design work.


Sculpting shapes and forms using card, straws, wire and paper mache.


Making sure they are all covered with a white base, either with mod-rock or white tissue paper. This makes a better base for painting and pattern work.


It’s starting to take shape now, with paint being added, decorative details and textures.

A work in progress so I will post the final piece once I have completed it alongside the students responses.

Year 7 Artists of the Week…

My year 7 class are starting a mini project looking at artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao. They have been working on these design sheets to plan their 3D imaginary plant forms. We will then go on to make these out of recycled materials with bold, vivid colours and patterns. Watch this space….I can’t wait to see them develop. 😀

Nishi U


Amba


Faye