This term has been very exciting one for the art department; three new members of staff have joined the department (Miss Ross, Mrs Parker and Mr Holden), the students have studied a new curriculum, new extra-curricular initiatives have been set up and the students have loved the new computer and photographic facilities. We have had the artist Ian Wolter in to run a workshop on how to make a life sized ceramic head, the GCSE and A-Level students prepared for and completed their mock exams in great style, and most recently we had the artist David Shillinglaw in to paint a 40 m2 mural. The only guidelines given to the artist were that the wall should celebrate the hand made as well as art made digitally; we want to remain a department that loves both these polarities and everything in between. The resultant mural is arresting in its bright colours and thought provoking in the words, quotes and thoughts that accompany the motifs. Please see images of the finished wall on our art department Instagram (@woodbridge_schl_art_department).
Photo Credit: Colette Smith