Girls learn the skills of Life Drawing

Donaldson Week 2019 UIV ArtThe Year 9 girls spent their time in Art over Donaldson Week concentrating on Life Drawing.  In a session led by our Artist in Residence, Miss Litvack, the girls practised drawing portraits from life to begin the session.

Year 7s show Artistic Talent

Donaldson Week LIV ArtThe Year 7 girls had a great day on 11th February (the start of Donaldson Week) making homemade felt iPad cases. We started off in the morning with making the felt itself – pulling out wool fibres, laying them down and wetting and rolling to make colourful, textured felt fabric.

Art Trip to Barcelona inspires girls

Barcelona TripAfter a very early start, the two-hour flight from Luton to Barcelona was just enough time to catch up with some sleep and prepare ourselves for the busy three days that had been planned. As soon as we landed, we grabbed our luggage and took a shuttle bus to the centre of town where we got some lunch and headed for the hotel. We had a bit of time at the hotel to settle in before we began ticking things off the itinerary, which began with an augmented reality tour around the Casa Batlló, a house designed by Gaudi.

London Exhibition 'A Sense of Place' celebrates Art at St Mary's Calne

sense of placeSt Mary’s Calne hosted their third triennial London Art Exhibition at Mall Galleries from 6th-11th November 2018. ‘A Sense of Place’ included nearly 100 pieces of art produced by current pupils, alumnae, parents and staff and showed a breathtaking level of skill, creativity and flair.

Enlightening Art trip to Birmingham Galleries

Birmingham Art tripOn Wednesday 24th October, the A Level Art students drove up to Birmingham for a day full of exhibitions and an insight into the art world.

Girls demonstrate artistic flair in Donaldson Week

paper dressesAs part of Donaldson Week, on Tuesday 23rd October, the LIV and MIV Forms (Years 7 and 8) had the opportunity to work with a professional US artist, Thedra Cullar-Ledford. They made paper dresses and, at the end of the day, put on a small catwalk. It was an enjoyable experience for all of the girls.

Talents on display in 'Showcase of Art and the Spoken Word'

Art ShowcaseOn Saturday 13th October, our inaugural 'Showcase of Art and the Spoken Word' was an exciting display of the creative talent St Mary's has to offer. As part of the Calne Music & Arts Festival, it was open to everyone, including all residents of Calne and guests included parents, local artists and members of the local community.

Girls enjoy 'Golden Lecture' on Photography

Art LectureOn Thursday 4th October, the LVI (Year 12) went on a trip to Hardenhuish School in Chippenham for a lecture about Photography and Art, hosted by The Arts Society.

St Mary's New Artist in Residence

Naomi LitvackMy name is Naomi Litvack and I am delighted to be working at St Mary’s Calne as the Artist in Residence for 2018/19.

St Mary’s Calne Art Exhibition at Mall Galleries: 'A Sense of Place'

Art Exhibition'A Sense of Place’ is St Mary’s Calne's third London Art Exhibition and it will feature the work of over 50 artists, showcasing artwork by talented students, staff and alumnae.

Art Scholars attend courses at top London Colleges

art courseOver the summer holidays, two of our LVI (Year 12) students attended art courses in different London colleges. Both colleges, Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art, are part of the University of the Arts London.

 

Artists have works selected for RBA Scholars Longlisting

RBA ScholarsCongratulations to UVI (Year 13) girls, Isabella Depla and Lucy Bradley, for having their work selected by The Arts Society to become Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Scholars.

Alice wins Digital Art Prize in Saatchi's national LOVE ART Competition

AliceMany congratulations to Year 13 student, Alice Wade, who has won the Saatchi’s national LOVE ART Competition's Digital Art Prize, with her entry, The Pits

Girls attend Prize Giving at the Royal College of Art

Art Prize GivingPupils Clemency, Khalilah and Charlotte were very excited to attend the Royal Academy's Prize Giving Ceremony on Tuesday 24th April at the Royal College of Art.

Alice has work shortlisted in Saatchi's Love Art Young Artist Competition

Alice The PitsAlice Wade's work, ‘The Pits’ is one of just 12 artworks to be shortlisted by the Saatchi LOVEART Young Artist Prize 2018 Competition.

Students' Artwork selected for National Exhibition

clemency art prizeMany congratulations to Khalilah (UIV), Charlotte (LV) and Clemency (LV Art Scholar), whose work has been selected for display as part of the Royal Academy's Young Art ‘Feelings’ Competition. From over 7000 works, their work has been chosen to be on display at the Royal College of Art from 24th-27th April, 2018. 

Girls show creative flair during Enrichment Week

Art enrichmentOn Tuesday 6th February, a selection of girls from UIV Form (Year 9) took part in a workshop led by our Artist in Residence, Georgia Pearson. The theme of the session was 'Illustration' and the aim was for every student to produce their own artwork based on an extract from a book.

Fascinating Art Annual Review Exhibition

Art Review White HorseSt Mary's Calne held its Art Annual Review Exhibition from 5th to 31st December at the White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough and it was a huge success.   

Curation of the Art Annual Review Exhibition

art review exhibitionOn 3rd December, I went to the White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough, along with Mrs Pallot and our Artist in Residence, Miss Pearson, to help curate the Art Annual Review Exhibition.