September 28th 2018

Curious Oddities in the Art Department

Today our year 9 Art students enjoyed a session with visiting artist Tom Ellis.

Tom, who is based in Birmingham, shared his experience as a professional artist and the varied work he has undertaken for theatre & film, aswell as personal commissions. He talked us through the processes he uses to create his fantastic sculptures and models, including the importance of design and how his illustrations inform the final outcome. 

Our pupils, who are designing their own mythological creatures, took inspiration from Tom's drawing techniques and approach to his creative process. We look forward to welcoming Tom back in a few weeks' time when our pupils will begin working with clay to realise their designs in 3 dimensions.