Activities Week 2015

Programmes for students provided by the WLFS Art Department.

Ceramic Workshop during Activities Week

Artist Anja Lubach joined WLFS and the Art Department during activities week to develop a ceramic installation to be permanently displayed in the courtyard at Pallingswick House.  Each pupil made (at least) one small ceramic house using slab construction, adding relief pattern and glazes to to decorate their buildings.  The 20 pupils who took part were extremely creative and worked hard to produce beautiful work.  Many of the ceramic houses can also be used as small containers for plants.  Once the pots have been fired they will be installed (with plants) at the start of the next academic year.  Thank you to everyone who worked hard on the project!

Silkscreen at L.C.C. Art Activities Week

Silkscreen printing at the London College of Communication
11 pupils (6 Year10 and 5 Year7) and 2 staff (Mr B-A and Ms Barrett) had the fantastic opportunity to design and print T-shirts at LCC in Elephant and Castle, part of the University of the Arts, kindly organised by one of the WLFS parents Jackson Jessop. We started off on the Monday by using the Mac computer suite to design variations of the school logo. We wanted to subvert in a Banksy style the face of Cicero by referencing famous artists such as Lichenstein and Warhol.
Dan the friendly and helpful assistant and graduate from LCC showed us how to prepare a screen to get it ready for printing. On the second day we then had a demonstration and then started the epic task of custom printing 70 T-shirts. It was an intense process but the pupils created amazing results. It was a really unique activity and we are grateful to Mr Jessop and his team at LCC for providing such an engaging workshop. The T-shirts were sold at the PTA Summer fair with proceeds going back into the school. Well done to all the pupils involved.

Year 10 Urban Art at Bridge Avenue


Large scale spray paint and stencil mural

Y10, Household paint, stencils and spray paint on board – 24 sections at 60 x 60cm, 240 x 360cm, 2015

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Year 10 Pupils at worked at Bridge Avenue to produce a mural for the outdoor space on site alongside artist Robert Rush and Mr Bacchi-Andreoli.  The design was based on a Vintage Romanian Bottle.


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YEAR 7, 8 and 9 Mosaic at Cambridge Grove

Sapere Aude

“Sapere Aude” & Cicero – multi panelled mosaic 

Y7, 8 and 9, Mosaic tiles and broken ceramics – 26 panels 30.5 x 30.5cm,  61 x 396.5cm 2015

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Year 7, 8 and 9 Pupils at worked at Cambridge Grove with artist Anja Lubach and Ms Barrett to produce a large scale mosaic design including the school motto and mascot, the Roman philosopher Cicero.

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DAY ONE 29/06/15

Pompidou Centre

The Pompidou Centre was designed in the style of ‘HighTech architecture by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, along with Gianfranco Franchini.  It houses a vast public library, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research.

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DAY TWO 30/06/15

Musée de Montmartre and Jardins de Renoir, Musée Rodin and the Eiffel Tower

We started the second day of the trip at Musée de Montmartre and Jardins de Renoir, where we were taken on a tour of the galleries and Gardens. The collection is composed of paintings, posters and drawings of Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani, Kupka, Steinlen, Valadon, and Utrillo. Together, the artworks recount the history of Montmartre.  The gardens are named in memory of the Impressionist painter Renoir who lived on-site between 1875 and 1877, and painted several of his famous masterpieces.

At Musée Rodin students had the chance to visit the fabulous sculpture park where they could draw and relax in the wonderful gardens. We followed our visit here with a quick walk to the Eiffel Tower.

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DAY THREE 01/07/15

Musée de’l Orangeries

Our final visit will be to Musée de’l Orangeries, home of two prestigious collections, alongside their current sculpture show.

Pictured is Monet’s both monumental and intimate, Water Lilies (Les Nymphéas), the ultimate expression of Claude Monet’s artistic ideas. The paintings are housed in two elliptical rooms, encouraging the visitor to gaze in endless contemplation.  The second unique collection illustrates the creative work of the first decades of the 20th century.  Paul Guillaume provided support to Picasso, Soutine, Derain and Marie Laurencin, as well as taking an interest in their predecessors, particularly Renoir and Cézanne. Guillaume’s premature death in 1934 prevented his dream of transforming his private collection into a museum of modern art from being realised. His wife completed and modified the collection before donating the works to the French State in 1960.

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