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5 December 2016

Y7 Karla Horst artist research homework

Year 7 have produced some amazing homework projects based on artist Karla Horst and her work 'Tools'. This links in with the Tools theme we have been studying this term, and the work we have already done based on Jim Dine's 'Five Feet of Colourful Tools'.

Here are a few examples of the brilliant work handed in!



The winners of the Christmas Card Competition 2016 are as follows:

1st: Bronwen Bradley 7G2

 2nd: Albena Kurteva 9S2

 3rd: Nimisha Ventakesh 9G1

An excellent effort


Mock Exam Y11

The year 11 mock exam is underway with some fantastic behaviour as well as work!
A reminder that all prep work should be handed in no later than 3.30pm on Monday 12th December

Good luck


29 November 2016

year 11

Year 11 are working really hard to get to the final stages of their mock exam projects. Keep powering through and remember to use the extra art club sessions where you can.


28 November 2016


some gorgeous entries for this years Christmas Card competition! Winners announced by the end of the week- here's a few of the entries! 



24 November 2016

STUNNING work from 8R2

So proud of these pieces by 8R2- lots of pupils have been staying behind at break times to get things completed and they look amazing.


examples of y7 homework

Following on from what we said in lesson, here are some of the examples I showed you. You can use them for inspiration but your work must be your own! Email me billingham.c@meole.co.uk if there are any problems or come and see me in my room!



GCSE progress tracking

Interesting to see where each pupil is in terms of their projects for both year 10 and year 11s.

Remember to highlight as you complete and attend catch ups to fill in the gaps! 



22 November 2016


details of additional art clubs on this week and next for GCSE pupils - remember to check with parents/ carers  that it's ok to attend them so you can arrange to get home safely afterwards 



20 November 2016

the coming weeks...

lots happening in the weeks leading up to the Christmas break... 

  • y7 are starting their Jim Dine inspired final pieces using a range of materials and techniques whilst they also complete their first homework project about Karla Horst's artwork 'Tools'

  • y8 are almost finished creating their Vladimir Gvozdev mechanical creature final pieces and their artist research homework is due in this week

  • y9 are beginning clay skull final pieces linking with their Mexican Day of the Dead project. Hopefully these will be fired in time to paint before Christmas but if not, they will be finished in the new year

  • y10 are working on a range of techniques- using paint, artist research pages and will be starting print techniques soon

  • y11 are working super hard in the run up to their mock exam on the 5th or 12th December. lots still left to do so keep going!

Will be posting photos as always of the fantastic outcomes. 



18 November 2016

christmas card competition 2016

You have just one week to get your entries in for the Christmas card competition 2016! Deadline is 25th November 3.30pm. Entries to Miss Billingham in B14.

1st prize: paperchase voucher, 10 printed cards with your design on, chocolates
2nd/3rd prize: 5 printed cards with your design on, chocolates


6 November 2016

BRILLIANT analysis work from 7O1 and some fab peer assessment too!

7o1 were amazing last week with their creative Jim Dine pages. Not only was the work produced beautiful, the peer assessment comments were so helpful and meaningful. Brilliant job, super proud.


19 October 2016

amazing work from 7R2

7R2 have been analysing the work of Jim Dine in lessons and we have just been presenting the information in a creative way to link to the artist. Super hard work went into these and I am so proud of the outcomes! Well done year 7!

4 October 2016

year 11 mock exam

Your mock exam will be set during tomorrow's lesson. Following this, I will upload the powerpoint with the artists names and images to the Files section of our group so that you can all access the information. I will also upload a checklist that you can follow to make sure that you hit all assessment criteria.

Do some research around the exam questions- pinterest is great for this and will often have real gcse work on there to look at. 

Also very useful is the ART2DAY website which has topics that are easily located and gives you a wide range of artists to research. The link to this is: http://www.art2day.co.uk/artist-search.html

When selecting your exam question, think about what YOU would respond to. Consider artists that you could work in the style of.

This project should be the BEST one yet and counts towards your Portfolio grade once completed.

Good luck!

Miss Billingham

14 September 2016

Welcome back!

It's a new term at Meole which means plenty of opportunities for some fantastic art work to be made!
Projects for the Autumn Term are as follows:

Y7: Tools
Y8: Mechanical Creatures
Y9: Day of the Dead
Y10:Mixed Media Food
Y11: Self Identity & Mock Exam

As always, art club is on a Monday for Y10 and Y11, and a Wednesday for all year groups!

Welcome back!