Enterprise Week

Textiles enterprise week activity was to creat a set of tapestries based on Chat Moss. Artist Julie Mosley came into school with lots of fantastic ideas and together we worked as mini teams to create four OUTSTANDING, detailed, colourful, beautiful quality tapestries that will be placed in the new school. Mrs Rae and I are extremely proud of the work and effort that went into thsi project. A super fantastic well done goes to Saffron Catterick, Sophileigh Barry, Holly Greer, Dennon Trimmer, Megan Kay, Shanice McConnell, Ruby Fay, Julie Anne Helps, Shannon Harris, D’Mya Chapman, Finley Smith, Megan Willett, Declan Hope, Rineet Talwar, Katie Yates, Lauren Gavin, Madison Shawcross, Megan Stewart, Shauna Leacy, Amber Mclaughlin, Louise Wilson, Maria Sumner and Bethany Jones you should be very proud of yourself. Below are some examples of our Chatt Moss Tapestries.

9a’s Fantastic Pop Art Cushions

A huge well done goes to 9a for their fantastic pop art cushions. They are bright, imaginative and colourful and you have really tried your very best. Well done everyone. See below for the fantastic work of Irina McConnell, Daniel Sharp, Lewis Jones, Ryan Sharman, Sara Ramsdale, Amy Annis and Natasha Openshaw.

9 Pine African Masks

Well done 9 Pine for creating such excellent African Masks. You did a fantastic job. Keep it up. Below Rebecca Mossford Models her African Mask fantastically.

Wednesday 1st June-Year 10 catch up session

Year ten girls, school will be open from 08am until 1pm. I will be there. Hope to see you too so that you can catch up oany unfinished coursework.

Congratulations year 11’s

Well done to the year eleven girls for completing their Textiles Art G.C.S.E You did a fantastic job and now you can sit back, relax and let your hard work pay off. I am proud of you and wish you the best of luck in the future. You are brilliant.

9 Oak Observational Drawings

Well done Amber Donaghain, Ashley Peters, Jordan Flanagan, Paige Lee and Stephen Sumner for creating some fantastic observational drawings. Great use of shading everyone.Their work in now in the gallery.

Jordan Flanagan. Observational drawings with shading.

9 Oak Masks

Well done 9 Oak for creating these fantastic masks.

Textiles Saturday Trip

A HUGE well done goes to Jake Mclaughlin, Yazmin Acir, Zoe Smith, Emily Aldred, Sarah Cunningham, Charlotte Beardall, Clare Gleave, Sammie Chan, Megan Templeton-Roberts, Hannah Townson, Hannah Collins and Kena Greenbank for representing the school on Saturday during our textiles trip. You represented the school perfectly and i hope you gained some textiles-based inspiration…you have some of the best crafty places on your doorstep…use them. The passion and creativity you show for this subject is inspiring and I can’t wait to see the work you produce in the future…well done everyone.

Well done Sarah Cunningham

Sarah created a fantastic bag and book full of work during the last year 9 textiles cycle. Your work is excellent Sarah and you really put in the effort. WELL DONE!

Year 11 folders

Can all of the year eleven girls bring in their folders/books for tomorrow please 07.03.2011, as i need to look throught them and give you a current working level. Do NOT forget them please.

Sam Crow

Have a look at the work of Sam Crow, she uses stitching as a drawing media and creates lovely canvases. Is she relevant to your work? If so research her.


Well Done…

A huge well done goes to Jordan Flanagan, Stephen Sumner, Lewis Walker, Calvin Mack, Kiefer Hampson, Heather Beardall, Amber McLoughlin, Abbey Pemberton, Jodie Dempsey, Lee Cassell, Candice Ryan and Mark I’Anson for SUPER effort and work during art today. Well done everyone.

Ashley Peters created this amazing shading homework based on the work of Van Gogh. Well done Ashley.

My Holiday Homework-9 Oak

Create three drawings that represnt the things you see, do or eat during the holiday. Use shading,  pattern and any other materials you would like to use. I look forward to seeing it.

Textiles Gallery

The Textiles gallery has now been updated. Have a peek…

Textured Surface Website…

Year 10 girls should look at the texture warehouse. This site is brillian and offers a wide selection of textured surfaces for you to use.


Well Done…

Well done Callum Hibbert in year 9. You work very hard in Art and your African mask was excellent this week. Keep up the good work.

A Huge Well Done…

A huge well done goes to Marcus Phillips, Ashleigh Martin, Lauren Millward, Rebecca Mossford and Danielle Wegener in 9 Textiles for producing some AMAZING textiles work. You should be very proud of yourselves. Their work will be in the gallery this weekend so check it out.

Caroline Kirton…

Check out the work of Artist Caroline Kirton…

She is inspired by her teenage children, their thoughts and actions. She used textiles to turn these things into beautiful pieces.


A Good Start

A HUGE well done goes to Year 11 girls, Sheryl Schofield, Emily Murphy, Sammie Chan, Claire Gleave, Amy Massey and Kelly Ward for a very enthusiastic start to your G.C.S.E question. Well done girls, keep up the hard work.

Well done Year 10

I would like to say a HUGE well done to my year ten G.C.S.E girls as your work on Textured Surfaces is excellent and is going from strength to strength. You should be very proud of yourselves. I will post some of your work in our Textiles gallery soon.

An inspirational, Textiles day of fun!

As most of you know I have arranged a KS4 Textiles trip for Saturday the 12th February. The plan is to meet at Piccadilly bus station at 10am. We will then head to the Manchester Art Gallery (http://www.manchestergalleries.org/), Afflex Palace, Abakhans Fabrics and the Craft centre.

You will need a sketch book and pencil for the museum, your camera and perhaps a few pound incase you want to buy some fabric for your project.

The aim of this day is to give you ideas/inspiration for your project,  show you where Manchester’s biggest fabric store/beads and accessories places are so that you can choose things to customise your project and finally to introduce you to other designers so that you can ask them some questions about their work.

A fully inspirational day of textiles based fun awaits you. All ks4 pupils welcome.

Use Flickr…

Flickr really is one of the most fantastic and amazingly inspirational, photography sites in the world…spend some time on there…you never know what you might find… (www.flickr.com)

Self-Image girls, have a look at these AMAZING photographers on flickr…

Early Bird Acres


Useful The Everyday Artist/Designer Links…

Girls doing this question, you are looking at the things you see everyday therefore it might be an idea to begin by looking at artists who create still life paintings. You can then set some up of your own.

Caroline Kirton, Joetta Moue (sher takes photos or everyday/people and then turns them into textile pieces) Laura Amiss, Jim Medway, Sabrina Ward Harrison, Laura McCafferty, Tillek Schwartz, Jose Manual Merello, Andy Warhol, Louise Gardener, peter Blake, Caroline Gardner.

Useful Self-Image Artist/Designer Links…

Sabrina Ward Harrison, Rozeanne Hawksley, Sally Mankus, Cindy Sherman, Frieda Kahlo, Alice Kettle, Caroline Kirton, Ilaria Margutti.

Artists Who Explore Memories

Christian Boltanski, Dan Colen, Joseph Cornell.

Useful Seasons Artist/Designer Links…

Andy Goldsworthy, Claude Monet, Helen Stevens, Pieter Bruegel, Gustav Kilmt, Richard Long, Mario Merz.

What information should be on my Artist/Designer page?

You should have a lot of information on your Artist/Designer page as this is where you will look for information throughout your project.

You should have your Artist/Designers name and some relevant information about their work/style. Have a picture of them and remember, the examiner will not care when the artist died so choose your information carefully.

Select at least five images of their work that you like.

Why do you like them? What do you like about their work and how could YOU relate it to your own project?Colour, texture, shape, technique, ect.

Begin your samples based on their work. Season girls, you could look at a Monet painting for example and recreate it/parts of it as a pencil drawing which could be photocopied and embellished in many ways. Sample development is important.

Once you have a selection of developmental images you could begin to use your techniques to recreate images. Image girls, a pencil drawing of your face could then become a quilted and hand stitched fabric piece with personal thoughts stitched into the background.

Label everything and make comments on what works well and what could be improved. I would leave a few spare pages for your artists as you can always come back to them and add more.

I would choose two artists to compare. Three minimum as we only have seven weeks.

Textiles Exam 2011

The textiles G.C.S.E dates this year are Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th March. I will be posting relevant websites and important information on our blog so keep checking it to see whats new. You can also contact me at any time with questions.

Remember you only have seven weeks so do all written work/small tasks at home and use your class time wisely to create samples/drawing pieces.

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