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About Art, Photography and Graphics
The Art, Photography and Graphics departments are located on the third floor at the southern end of the school. It consists of 6 well equipped classrooms which are all inclusive of an interactive whiteboard, as well as a photographic darkroom, a suite of Apple iMacs and a pottery kiln. The department also has unlimited access to a range of Macbooks and netbooks for use in all classrooms. Being on the third floor means that the rooms are flooded with daylight, and have panoramic views across the rooftops towards the City of London and Docklands.

The rooms are located around a gallery display area where student work can be seen. Displays are rotated regularly displaying work from Key stage 3 Art students and key stage 4 Art and Photography students. At the end of each year, Art and Photography hold an exhibition in celebration of students achievements and creative abilities, showcasing a varied and exciting display of GCSE and A’ level work. Students are proud to have the opportunity of inviting their teachers, friends and family to attend a private view of the work of an evening. 

Gallery Space 2012

Students currently undertake courses in Art, Graphics and Photography at GCSE level with Art and Photography at A Level. Overall our percentage of A* at A level was outstanding and students at GCSE achieve excellent results year after year. This success is built upon our devotion to creative education. The department Includes, after school classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as providing open rooms for students to develop their work independently most lunchtimes.



Art Department Staffing
Ms. Austin - CTL of Art
Mrs. Spring- CTL of Photography and Graphics
Ms. Anderson - In charge of KS4 Art and Teacher of Photography
Mrs. McNally- Teacher of Art
Mr. Pollard - Teacher of Art
Ms. Pearce - In charge of KS5 Art and Teacher of Art
Mrs. Henry - Graphics Teacher
Mr. Neal – Graphics Teacher
Mr. Gray – Graphics Teacher
Mr. Gevaux - Art and Photography Technician, specialist in ceramics

 

Latest News

LOXFORD A LEVEL EXHIBITION 2013

The annual A' level Art and Textiles exhibition always shows a variety of work which is diverse, innotvative and highly skilled. This year the 2013 show was erected in the main school hall where pupils from KS3, 4 and 5, staff and parents could enjoy an outstanding array of artwork. The exhibition was a celebration of student’s hard work and included a wide variety of two and three dimensional work show casing the student’s talents and skills. The private view in the evening was a great success and a good opportunity for the students to show their families the effort and dedication which they've applied to their Art A'Level.

There was a huge variety of outstanding work on show in this years A'Level Exhibition, much of which has been selected for display within the school corridors and communual areas. Students are to be congratulated for their hard work and effort this year. Well done!




LOXFORD GCSE EXHIBITION 2013

The annual GCSE Art exhibition is always varied, bright and imaginative and the 2013 show continued this tradition. The exhibition was a celebration of two years of student’s hard work and included a variety of media and techniques, show casing the student’s skills.

The exhibition was visited by current Yr 11’s and their families, staff and current Yr 11’s and their families, staff and current Yr 10’s. KS3 students all had the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the main school hall.

There was a huge variety of work on show in this years GCSE Exhibition. The examination title was Force and the students were all taken to The Victoria & Albert museum & The Science Museum for a teacher led visit. This proved to be an inspiration for a whole variety of outcomes when we returned to school. These included students experimenting with fabrics, 3.D plaster casts and of course some very imaginative painting. Students are to be congratulated for their hard work and effort this year.



LOXFORD A2 AND AS ART EXHIBITION 2012 GALLERY

The A level exhibition had a very diverse range of work this year including some amazing painting and mixed media work, there were also several very interesting installations including a 3-D artists studio, a William Morris pop up door, and several pieces that explored mortality and vanity. The exhibition was very well attended and students brought their families in to see their work. The Art Department would like to thank the students for their hard work this year, and wish every success to those who are leaving us for university.


LOXFORD GCSE ART EXHIBITION 2012 GALLERY

The annual GCSE Art exhibition is always varied, bright and imaginative and the 2012 show continued this tradition. The exhibition was a celebration of two years of student’s hard work and included a variety of media and techniques, show casing the student’s skills.

The exhibition was visited by current Yr 11’s and their families, staff and current Yr 11’s and their families, staff and current Yr 10’s.

There was a huge variety of work on show in this years GCSE Exhibitiion. The examination title was Ordinary and extraordinary and the students were all taken to The Tate Modern for a teacher led visit. This proved to be an inspiration for a whole variety of outcomes when we returned to school. These included life sized figures, plaster food and of course some very imaginative painting. Students are to be congratulated for their hard work and effort this year.


Outside the Classroom

Trip to the Royal Academy of Art - RA NOW Exhibition and The National Portrait Gallery

  


Kew Gardens Visit

 

Artist Competition

Every term the Art department holds a competition for all students in Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9). The competition is for aspiring young artists to produce a piece of art work of their choice in any media they like.

At the end of each term winners are selected from the enteries received and these are featured on display, showcasing the amazing talents of Loxford's young artists.

 







Support for your learning

Glossary

Abstract Art : Art that looks at line, shape, colour, form and texture. Aerial perspective: A way of making the illusion of distance by using cool, pale colours in the distance and warm strong colours in the foreground.
Cartoon: A drawing that is made before you make a painting or sculpture.
Collage: Pictures made from cut or torn paper, fabric or found materials.
Colour: In painting, colour has three main qualities: 1. Hue:This is the natural or actual colour. 2. Chroma:The intensity or brilliance of a colour. 3. Value:The way colour is changed by light, distance and weather conditions.
Complimentary colours: Contrasting colours which are opposite on the colour wheel. red /.green yellow/purple blue/ orange
Cross hatching: Creating tone with the use of criss crossed lines.
Distortion : Exaggeration of form and proportion.
Figurative art: Art about real things in the real world. Not just figures.
Fore-shortening: When objects or shapes are seen from certain angles and look shorter.
Form: The shape, body and structural elements of objects.
Glaze: A semi-transparent film of colour used in painting and on clay work.
Pattern: Usually means a design.
Pigments: The colouring matter that forms the basis of paints. They can come from mineral, plant or animal sources.
Primary colours: The basic colours. red blue yellow All colours in the spectrum can be made from these colours.
Shade: A dark or light colour.
Tone: Usually refers to the dark and light qualities of form.
Wash: Thin film of colour.
Positive: Substance, mass, volume of material used.
Negative: Space, void.
Shape: The outward form of an object or space by outline.
Contour: The line going round the edge or surface of forms.
Scale: The size of objects in relation to their surroundings.
Texture: The surface quality.

Useful Websites

www.youngbritsatart.co.uk/exhibition.htmlYoung Brits at Art is a national competition organised by the Commission for Racial Equality to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Three of our students, Lidiya Alexsieva (Entry No. 4), Shamie Begum (Entry No. 9) and Fadumo Mohamed (Entry No. 64) have been selected to have their work displayed at the Royal Albert Hall. Look out for their artwork at the website!

www.artcyclopedia.com
Search for artists or names of artworks and find links to relevant websites.

www.artchive.com
Search their directory of information about artists, artworks and art movements.

www.vam.ac.uk
United Kingdom national research library and primary source archive for the history of art and design.

www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
The British Museum has outstanding collections that cover world cultures from Prehistory to the present day.

http://painting.about.com

A useful website with information about art techniques and information about art movements and artists.

www.masters-of-photography.com
A directory of famous photographers including images of their work.

http://photography.about.com/od/photographersaz
A directory of information about photographers, listed A-Z.

http://photography.about.com
A useful website with much information about photography in general.