Easter 2022

Our theme this week was 'Gothic'. 
We explored the different Gothic periods and meanings, from the Middle Ages through the Victorian revival and to the present day.

We took architecture, literature, film, television and music as inspiration when creating art, dance and music.

Art
The students were all given something slightly different to do, from a stained glass window - inspired self-portrait to illuminated letters and cake making / decorating.

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Dance
Inspired by the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, the students produced a dance based around the themes of love and loss. 
The video was edited together using their music composition, with a poem written by Arthur.

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Music
The students listened to a range of Gothic-inspired music, from film and TV soundtracks to bands including The Cure, Bauhaus, Echo and the Bunnymen, Siouxie and the Banshees and Joy Division.
They took the recurring themes of melancholy, tension and eeriness and composed and recorded their own piece of music using a combination of electronic instruments and sounds and guitar.
Arthur's Gothic poem was then spoken over the music  

Gothic - Easter 22

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Arts Award
Below are some images taken by Charlie, who was completing his Silver Arts Award in photography.