Well it’s finally over. Ten months of hard work by the pupils and staff from Performing Arts and Little Shop of Horrors played its final show to a packed audience at the Muni last night.
More Photos from the Show
Here’s a sneak preview of The Little Shop of Horrors filmed by Chris and edited by Scott – both in year 11.
Remember you can get your tickets to see it next week from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/muniartscentre
Our year 12 music students will be performing in March. Keep a look out for updates….
Many congratulations to Andrew Suen in Year 7, who has come in to school today with a very impressive trophy! He has won the Year 7 category in the South Glamorgan Festival for Young Musicians. Well done, Andrew!
We are delighted that the Wolfson Foundation has awarded a grant of up to £25,000 toward the cost of IT equipment for the Art department to enable students studying GCSE and A Level Art to undertake projects as part of their studies.
@YPantSchool Delighted to be funding such an excellent Welsh school. Hopefully good news to ease you into the Christmas holidays!
— Wolfson Foundation (@wolfsonfdn) December 17, 2014
The department will use digital cameras to record the local landscape and other stimuli which will be imported in to hand-held tablets for digital manipulation and painting using software applications. This project closely mirrors Hockney’s creative process which begins with the use of digital photography which is uploaded to a hand-held device. Using digital manipulation software, Hockney draws over the original image using various ‘brushwork’ techniques. The new media applications allow students the opportunity to apply traditional artistic techniques, such as line, tone, texture, shape and pattern, whilst using new digital media applications. The completed imagery is then either published in its digital form, or printed on a high quality printer to form a physical artefact. The use of the high definition cameras will also support students generally in their everyday art activities through recording and chronicling of the production of their practical work. The use of photography will afford students the opportunity to reflect on their work whilst producing personal and informed outcomes, another requirement of the course.
This project was inspired by a former student, Jack Penberthy, who chose this creative process independently during his A Level studies. The image above showcases Jack’s work.
The training and introduction of the project will take place in the coming terms and will be followed up with a second wave of use by our Media Studies department. Their use of the IT equipment would be multi-faceted. Initially the use of the digital photography, and the ability manipulate the image using Fresh Paint or other photo shop software, will give access to GCSE and A Level students to produce high quality artefacts such as specialist magazine front covers. This will widen the scope of the independent opportunities they can take.
In addition to using the software in operation with the Art project, we plan to purchase film editing software to allow students to produce and edit their own film as part of the Media coursework.
We are delighted with the news of this grant award – many thanks and congratulations to the Art Department, led by Mrs Gold and to the Media Studies department, led by Miss Umbleja for their hard work in preparing the details of the project and meeting the representative from the Wolfson Foundation.