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 »

05.06.2015

Year 11 Creative Art Exhibition

On Thursday 4th June, our Year 11 artists displayed their coursework and exam pieces in the annual Creative Art Exhibition held in the Art Department. This year sees an incredible range of techniques and talents, colours and textures and both light and dark themes – making for an intriguing collection. On behalf of the department,… Read more »

06.05.2015

Primary Schools Visit for Photography

On Wednesday 6th May, 21 primary students from four schools in the St Austell area – St Mewan, Mount Charles, Sandy Hill and Pondhu Primary – attended a Primary Workshop on photography techniques in the Art Block at Penrice Academy. They learnt all about cyanotypes, photograms and making handmade negatives, using drawings and silhouettes to… Read more »

18.03.2015

Art Trip to Falmouth University

On Wednesday 18th, Art students from Year 9 attended a workshop day held by Falmouth University graphics department at the woodland campus. Penrice students and some students from Bodmin College took part in an ‘Introduction to Media and Graphics’, which included a short presentation of the media and graphics courses at Falmouth and a tour… Read more »

24.01.2015

Year 6 Printmaking Workshop

This week, pupils from Mount Charles, St Mawes and Pondhu Primary School visited Penrice Academy for a Printmaking Workshop. They learnt a number of techniques including the Reduction Method and the Addition Method of printing, using various types of paper and colours. Mrs Menear, Year 6 Teaching Assistant at Pondhu, said: “It’s lovely to see… Read more »

15.01.2015

Student Artwork for Charlie Hebdo

Students create artwork for Charlie Hebdo

Students in Year 10 at Penrice Academy have finished their artwork symbolising the terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier this month. The day after news came of the shootings on 7th January 2015, students came together in assembly to think about freedom of speech, religion and free press. The assembly was followed by… Read more »

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