On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November, students in Year 11 studying GCSE Art and Post 16 students studying IB Visual Arts will have the opportunity to complete a portrait workshop with practising artist John Denaro. Students taking part will create a large scale portrait based on their coursework project theme. This will provide invaluable, expert, assistance and guidance for students as they work to develop their practical art skills. It will also be very useful as they build evidence for their coursework portfolio. Students are extremely excited to be taking part in the workshop, working with John, and to be creating such a large scale piece of art.
On Tuesday 11th November, Year 12 students visited The Meadows Sports College to begin their community arts project. As part of their IB Visual Arts course, students are to develop artwork to support the development of a community space. Students have been asked to create murals in a variety of areas within the Meadows school to improve the learning environment for students. The initial project is to complete a mural for the ‘Meadowland’ which is an outdoor learning space with artworks to stimulate the senses. Students were intrigued to explore the outdoor learning space and are excited to be developing artworks to continue the development of ‘Meadowland’.
Year 7′s Real project books are complete and ready to purchase.
Each Year 7 student has now produced a page to contribute to a book to act as an introduction for next year’s Year 7′s to introduce them to the Academy.
The books can be ordered from http://www.rsaacademy.org/realprojects/ or printed PDF versions will be available for purchase on the 11th of December at the ’What is the Black Country’ evening.
The Under 18 boys progressed to the fifth round of the ESFA National cup with a 6:4 victory against Arden School from Solihull. The lads produced one of their best displays of the season marching to a 5:0 at the interval.
This week graphic designer and RDI (Royal Designer for Industry) Mike Dempsey returned to the RSA to judge the Year 10 postcard competition that he had launched a few months ago. The students were set the task of designing a postcard based around the theme of school and their true feelings towards it.
Last year, we took our Post 16 Leadership Team to a Sky News lecture at the RSA in London. One of the outcomes of this was that our students were invited to be the first to take part in a new initiative launched by Sky News in September.
The RSA Academy’s sponsor, the RSA, has recently produced a new animation in its acclaimed animation series. This one (plus report) highlights the importance of creativity within education. There are a number of contributors including Mrs Philippa Cordingley, our Chair of Governors.
On Friday a group of 10 Year 11 students gained first-hand experience of what studying at an Oxford College would be like. They spent the day at Corpus Christi and Keble Colleges and during that time they learned a lot about studying at Oxford.