Students Get Creative at The Big Draw
On Friday 1st November, pupils and staff from across the Stamford Endowed Schools took part in The Big Draw, the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. The Big Draw seeks to raise the profile of drawing and gives everyone the chance to get involved. The theme for this year’s initiative was 'draw tomorrow' so pupils were encouraged to think about where a career in art and design could lead them in the future.
At Stamford School, the students were involved in producing a large ceramic mosaic which will be displayed on the exterior wall of the Richard Harris Art centre. Following research into the many varied aspects of art and design, drawings were reproduced on individual tiles which will go to make up the mosaic. The students relished the chance to get involved and really enjoyed trying out the technique of scratching their drawings on to the clay.
At Stamford High School the students were inspired to draw images from everyday life and consider how these might change in the future. There were futuristic cars which combined life-forms in the metal of the vehicles, sea creatures which had evolved into more sinister spy-forms and boats which could fly as well as float. Students thought about whether the future world would be a positive place or whether man might have destroyed what we now see as our world.
Stamford High School Art teacher Diana Ashley said: “The girls were very creative with their ideas to do with technology in the future and we are looking forward to seeing the final result when all the individual art work is formed into a sculpture.”
Charlotte Walkin, Art teacher at Stamford School added: “The whole day was a huge success; many fantastic drawings were completed showing a wide range of ideas. Well done to everyone who got involved.”