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Creative Arts at La Retraite

Posted on: 4th Feb 2021

This week, Marjo Lei, one of our talented Year 13 Textiles students, was invited for an interview with the University of the Arts London to study Fashion Design. Ranked as one of the top universities for art and design, this is a huge achievement and exciting prospect for Mario. 

Marjo Lei has worked incredibly hard, both in and out of school on her personal investigation project. The project explores mental health and its relationship with art and fashion. During lockdown, Marjo Lei has continued to make improvements to her work and explored and developed various textile and art techniques. Take a look at some of her exceptional work, below. 

 

    

 

In Year 9 Creative Arts, our students have been working alongside the artist Charlotte Dack. Students have been creating pieces in response to the theme of ‘Connections’, and learning new skills to create a stop-frame animation, taking inspiration from the work of artist Martha Havesham, an inter-disciplinary artist and in particular her collages which are made from objects and magazine pages.

Charlotte looks forward to working with our student and witnessing how they utilise new skills and respond to the brief imaginatively. Year 9’s were chosen to participate in this project to enable them to learn more about the creative industry and potential careers within the sector. We hope that students take advantage of the opportunity to speak with Charlotte bout her experience as a practising artist and the educational route she took to achieve her ambitions.

As a result of this project, students will be able to make connections with other careers within the creative industry such as fashion design, fashion illustration and fashion photography to help them consider the Creative Art subjects at GCSE level. We are sure that this will be a very exciting opportunity for the students involved and look forward to sharing the students’ work with the rest of the school community at a later date. Watch this space...

  

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