Monday, May 31, 2010

Artistic students earn high praise

Art in its many forms from paintings to textiles, drama to music was celebrated at a special evening at Fearns Community Sports College and won high praise from a former arts teacher.
Students from Year 11 got to show their parents the fruits of their labours over two GCSE years.
Fearns Celebration of ArtArtistic talent: Charlotte Walsh admires
Lisa Thorpe's wedding dress
"I am delighted with the high standard of work Fearns' pupils have achieved this year," said head of expressive arts Charlotte Walsh.
"The celebration showcased the work completed in art and design, textiles, 3D design, also drama and included performances from students that studied drama and music.
"We had an exhibition of work in the foyer and reception area and throughout the art rooms with drama in the theatre and musical accompaniment while guests viewed the work and enjoyed a buffet.
"Traditionally the standard of artwork produced at Fearns has always been high and this year is no different. This is demonstrated in over 100 individual exhibitions that display a great variety of media, concept and creativity."
Local artist and teacher Bill Ingham attended to support his granddaughter 16-year-old Rosie Wilkinson. His daughter Deborah said: "My father said he was really impressed with the standard of work and I think they have all done very well."
Miss Walsh said lessons were supported by lots of after-school activities and the pupils had shown a real pride and creativity in their GCSE work.
Fearns Celebration of ArtWell done: Charlie Codd with older daughter
Elizabeth, 16, and younger daughter Grace, 10
Parents praised the initiative and while she admired her daughter Elizabeth Codd's work Sarah said: "I am more used to seeing Elizabeth's work on the floor, it is great to see it on the wall. I think it is an excellent exhibition and a brilliant idea to invite parents to come and have a look around."
A stunning wedding dress created by 16-year-old Lisa Thorpe greeted visitors walking through the foyer. Lisa also won a fashion design competition with Burnley College last year.
Miss Walsh praised the achievements of all the pupils involved within the expressive and performing arts courses, with particular acknowledgement to the exceptional exhibitions created by Sophie Brown, Elizabeth Codd, Anna Stott, Rebecca Swindells and Jessica Hargreaves.

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