Working online for artists and designers is a natural way of extending their creative practice, and of course graphic designers have used IT for many years. When we realised that we needed to create a visual identity for Creative Arts Partnerships, asking our art scholars to come up with ideas seemed to be the most obvious way to go!
Art scholars from Year 9–Upper Sixth met with Mr Titchener and Mrs McDonald via Teams at the end of Michaelmas term and were briefed on what was required. They were asked to come up with ideas on a design that expressed the idea of what creative arts partnerships are, and the disciplines of art, dance, drama and music. They had to ask the client (Mrs McDonald!) questions about the brief before submitting initial ideas.
Students used drawing, painting and Adobe Illustrator to demonstrate ideas that were then developed into finished designs. Miss Devine joined the panel in January, to talk through with the girls online what they had come up with and how they might take their design forward as a final presentation.
What a varied and interesting range of images students submitted! You will have seen the tweets we posted last term and as soon as we have chosen the design that we will use we’ll let you know.
Art scholars will be also have the opportunity to meet Old Girl and ex-art scholar Lizzie Wheeler, who graduated in 2019 from Bath Spa University with a degree in Graphic Communication. She will run a scholars’ workshop at the end of this term on printmaking, an exciting way for students to extend their artistic skills and work with a professional artist and designer.
Well done to Rose (9M), Evanna (L6G) and Abi (9J) for their designs which will be used for certificates, documents, stickers and posters going forward.