14.10.2016

The Big Draw 2016

On Monday 10th October, some of our talented artists created two stunning murals around the school, using a projector and some pencils, as part of this year’s Big Draw. The designs, which have transformed big areas of previously blank space, can be found in the Humanities Block and the Canteen. Well done to our Big… Read more »

20.05.2016

Year 11 Creative Exhibition 2016

On Thursday 19th May, the Penrice Academy Art Exhibition Space became home to the work of our incredible Year 11 artists. Paintings, prints, photographs and pieces of Product Design were displayed for visiting family and friends – all to the accompaniment of music from Year 8 Academy Council reps Jake and Cali. “Once again the… Read more »

18.05.2016

Primary Art and the Man Engine

On Monday 16th May, Penrice Academy welcomed Mevagissey Community Primary School for the first day of workshops around The Man Engine project. Penrice students and local primaries have been involved in The Man Engine from the start, drawing inspiration from the Project, which celebrates Cornish mining history. The theme of these workshops focussed on Cornish… Read more »

22.01.2016

Penrice Artists and the Conflict Project

On Tuesday 19th January, Year 10 artists visited Cornwall’s Regimental Museum to take inspiration from the wide range of artefacts the museum has to offer, as part of their project on Conflict. The students used different drawing techniques over two hours to observe, document and create art inspired by what they found – weapons, armour and… Read more »

15.01.2016

Primary Printmaking

On Thursday 14th January we welcomed primary school students from St Mewan, Sandy Hill, Mount Charles and Pondhu, to participate in a printing workshop and experience what Penrice Art can offer them at secondary level education. The students created wallpaper designs based on natural forms, carefully using templates and paint to develop stunning designs. Mr Kennedy,… Read more »

06.01.2016

Micro/Macro Eden Project

Before the Christmas break, Penrice Academy students who had taken part in Eden’s Micro/Macro Worlds project attended the Opening Evening of the exhibition displaying their finished artwork. Mr Kennedy explains: “The project was to create artwork around the scientific concepts of the Macro and Micro world on our planet. Students worked incredibly hard for the… Read more »

14.12.2015

Making a Scene for Christmas

Last month, Year 9 Penrice students Rebecca, Ruby, Jade, Amelia and Evie worked hard in their spare time to complete a painted scene for Fowey Primary school alongside Art Trainee, Laura Kingdon. Laura explains: “Our instructions were to create a Mary Poppins style nursery. The team went about collaborating ideas and, after a few technical… Read more »

18.11.2015

Inside Textiles Club

On Mondays after school the Technology corridor is home to the laughter, fun and creativity that comes with Textiles Club. Textiles Club is for those in Year 8 who wish to make items and try out new ideas different to those on the curriculum. The students can decide what projects they might like to do… Read more »

05.11.2015

Star Students: Go Jute Design Winners!

This week the winners of last term’s Go Jute Bag Design competition – to design the front and back of a reusable Jute Bag – were announced. There were some brilliant designs depicting school colours, aspirational words and underwater themes, with strong messages showing real understanding of why the 5p tax now exists. Congratulations to… Read more »

16.10.2015

Big Draw with Year 8

On Monday 12th October, a selection of Year 8 Gifted and Talented artists took part in The Big Draw in the Exhibition Space at Penrice. The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival with thousands of people around the country taking part in drawing activities connecting people of all ages from all walks of… Read more »

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