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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Proudly Showcasing Artwork

Once again, the A Level students at Claires Court displayed their talent, putting on an impressive show of Fine Art, Textiles and Photography. A Private Viewing was held on Thursday evening at the school; this was attended by families, friends and colleagues of the sixteen artists and thirty photography students. The visitors, without exception, were impressed and delighted by the quality, scale and variety of the work which the students had produced.

The broadly-based Fine Art A Level work featured an assortment of experimental studies and final pieces; these employed a variety of media, ranging from large acrylic canvasses, 3-dimensional and relief work, as well as drawing and painting in mixed media.

Whilst the Year 12 artists worked on the theme of ‘Transformations’, the Year 13 students’ paintings investigated the subject of ‘Myths, Legends, Fantasy’. Portraits, figurative work and landscapes featured strongly in most students’ paintings and 3-dimensional work.

Head of Art, Jan Price, commented:

‘The standard of work this year was exceptional, and, once again, our students have done themselves credit by demonstrating high levels of creative talent and technical skill. The Private View evening gave each of them the opportunity to display their whole year’s work in an exhibition. We are delighted to have been able to maintain our reputation for nurturing the artistic and creative talents of our students many of whom, after leaving us, progress to Foundation and BA Honours courses in Art and Design.’


Students said;

Shannon TurroTurro: ’I really enjoyed expressing my ideas in different ways and using mixed media was a real challenge.’

Jasper Giles: ‘Every piece was a learning curve and I feel my painting skills really progressed as the year went on.’

Joe Baker: 'I found exploring different ways of portraying images in an abstract way was really interesting. I feel I have really developed as an artist.’

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