Benjamin Britten School
an 11-18 co-educational day school

Year 7 Recycle Project Art Seahorse

As part of the growing understanding  of the problem of pollution in our oceans so well documented by The Blue Planet series Year 7's gave up their lunch times and after schoo...

Year 7 2018 Landscape Art

Year 7 started this part of their colour project by recording the landscape colours in words and then in strips of colour. They were asked to look with care at the subtle chan...

Art Year 8/9 Benjamin Britten Project The Red House

A group of Year 8 and 9 pupils have spent the year working on art linked to The Red House and Benjamin Britten. They have produced silver pieces, watercolour flower paintings ...

Monthly Art Image July Travel

End of term and year for the monthly image and two very strong entries. Well done Beth an d Jessica.

Art Year 8/9 Benjamin Britten Project The Red House

A group of Year 8 and 9 pupils have spent the year working on art linked to The Red House and Benjamin Britten. They have produced beautiful small silver pieces, watercolour f...

Image of the Month July 2018 TRAVEL

June Art image 2018 ART IN WORDS

Year 7's decided to use their emotions and images of themselves to create pieces for June's Image of the month.

Image of the Month June 2018

This month the idea is to link art and words together. Please see attached poster for information and ideas.

Art April/ May image of the Month

Images came in from Year 7 this month and they had some create ways of thinking about the colour Green. Mr Fisher went for a more environmental message, but of course he had t...

Year 8 My School 2018

Year 8's have looked at the architecture of the school. They have studied the art movement Bauhaus and the artist Klee, Kandinsky and Albers along with Mondrian. From this wor...

Image of the Month April/ May 2018 GREEN

Have a go at creating an image linked to the themes. This could be from just using the colour green, taking an environment message as your starting point or the aged old idea ...

March Madness 2018

Students and staff took part in creating an image to reflect the idea of madness. Well done to all who took part.

Benjamin Britten Project Art

8 students spent the day learning how to create beautiful watercolours of flowers found in the gardens of the Red House. They had expert tuition from artist Ruth Wharrier and ...

Year 7 Art Pattern 2018

As part of Year 7's pattern work they have looked at the artist Beatriz Milhaze. They have studied her work and the way she creates bright colourful patterned filled paintings...

Year 7 2018 Pattern work

Year 7's have been looking at Klimt and using their knowledge of 3D objects to create a response

Febrauray 2018 Art winner LOVE

Well Done Nikola Year 7

Art Competeition March 2018 MADNESS

Year 8 Art November's Image of the Month

Two Year 8's receiving their certificates for Image of the Month. Well done and keep it up.

December's Image of the month Art: WINTER

Year 7 Recycled Doves

Year 7 were asked to create some Christmas Doves to highlight the need to recycle. The Doves will be hung at Ipswich Town Hall and the Apex at Bury St Edmunds. Doves now on di...

Year 8 Art Perspective

Year 8's have been looking at how to draw using perspective. They have studied one point and two point perspective. They were set the task to create a cityscape using one poin...

November Image of the month Explosions

November saw the celebration of Guy Fawkes and lots of colour igniting the dark November skies. Entries tended to link to this idea except for the mind of Maths teacher Mr Fis...

November's Image of the month ART

This month the theme is explosions entries due in by the 30th and any media can be used to create an image.

Year 9 Art Cells

As a starting point Year 9 have linked to Science looking at plant cells and their own cells through microscopes. This investigation was then expanded into abstract and imagin...

Year 11 Art Final Pieces

Year 11 had an amazing Year and produced some excellent final pieces a small selection is below.

Year 7 Art Trip to Ipswich Museums

Year 7 had an amazing trip to Ipswich Museums, they spent the day drawing from the extraordinary and diverse collection. The day was spread over two museums Christchurch Mansi...

Image of the Month ART Summer

Art Competition PEDALMAJIG

Massive congratulations to Emily Sharman Year 8 who won the competition to design a pedal powered machine which will travel around Suffolk collecting donations for the charity...

Image of the Month April/ May EMOTIONS

Have a go at creating something that links to the theme. All entries to Mrs Steward, Art Studio, one by the 26th of May. Good Luck.

Images for March competition Art

Beautiful, creative and imaginative images this month. They show a real sense of the hope and joy of Spring. Well done to Ms Osborne-Clamp, Lauren Taylor, Mrs Dixon, Joshua Ta...

Year 9 Art Portraits

Year 9's have been exploring artists and how they portray themselves. They have looked at the art of Picasso, Francis Bacon and Roy Lichtenstein. They have explored different ...


Year 8's are looking at the artist Hundertwasser, learning about his style and philosophy. They have responded to him working in his style. They will make links to their local...

March's Art competition Spring

February's Art competition LOVE

Exciting month with two members of staff taking part as well as pupils. Well done to you all. Mr Fisher for his amazing Star Wars image and Mr Sweetman with an adorable image ...

January's Art competion Skies

Entries from Joshua Reid, Emily Moore, Emily Wenham, Sara-Louise Jarvis, Hailie Hutchenson andArry Cozens. Well done to you all.

January's Art competion Skies

Entries from Joshua Reid, Emily Moore, Emily Wenham, Sara-Louise Jarvis, Hailie Hutchenson andArry Cozens. Well done to you all.

Year 7 Art COLOUR

Year 7's have started to look at colour and are using still life as a vehicle to explore this. They are working from observation using hot and cold colours and developing thei...

Year 11 final piece Art

Outstanding mixed media work. Excellent use of colour and pen work. Well Done

Image of the month January: Skies

Year 11 Callum Thomas

Inspired by the Pop Artist Claus Oldenburg Callum has created a larger than life dented Pepsi can as part of his GCSE course work in Art. He then took images in the school can...

Year 7 Art Pattern

Year 7's have completed the term with some amazing final pieces. These images were created using water colours, pencil crayons and felt tips. They linked to the three artists ...

November's Creative Faces Art

Two entries that stood out well done Emma and Kenzi, well done girls. Let's see how many we have for December's drawing of the month.

Year 7 "Upcycling" Art

Year 7’s magnificent “upcycled” Cd’s hanging upstairs in the Atrium at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Around 1200 baubles in all and half of them are on display in Bury and half...

Final Images for Morandi Year 11 ART

Amazing outcomes to the Year 11's investigations into Morandi well done all of you!

Lower School Art Club

Emily is learning to draw in a Manga style she has shown real perseverance and tried to capture the style. We love your imaginative use of colour in the hair. You have also an...

Drawing of the Month Competition December

CELEBRATION!!! create an image that, for you, sums up the word Good Luck and all entries to Mrs Steward by the 5th of January 2017

Art Year 7 Texture

Year 7 have been looking at texture the way you can create this through a variety or means. Printing with different materials, rubbings from around the school and using render...

Art Year 7 The Pit

Year 7's have been looking at how they learn and the barriers to learning for them. They have created a personal response to this creating a A4 page that they will keep within...

Textiles Club November - Help for Heroes

Children who have been taking part in textiles club have started to make poppies to sell, raising funds for Help for Heroes. The poppies have been embellished with a button fo...

Year 7 Recycling Project Christmas 1000 Brilliant Baubles

Year 7s have been asked in Art to create some Christmas Baubles for Suffolk County Council under their recycling scheme. The children have risen to the challenge and are produ...

Year 8 My School Mondrian

Year 8s are developing their skills with perspective, looking at the artist Mondrian and making visual links to their school. Some examples of their research and images:

Drawing of the month competition NOVEMBER Creative Faces

Visual Arts Curriculum Outline

Year 9 Day of the Dead cushions using dying, and bead work.   Sewing Bee challenge where  students have to make a garment using only the materials available, with no prior war...

Year 10 Art Natural Forms

Year 10's have been responding to their local environment they have taken inspiration from the artist Angie Lewin and shells. Research into Angie Lewin has allowed them to exp...

Summer Art Challenge

Students were set the challenge to draw, paint, photograph or create a piece of Art for each day of August. Each day had a theme the children needed to work to and the departm...

Year 11 exploring Morandi's work

As part of the GCSE in Year 11 the children have been asked to look at the artist Morandi and experiment with using Acrylic paints. They have worked from observation and creat...

Year 7 Art LINE

Year 7's have had an excellent start in Art they have been asked to explore the elements of Art and started the Year with Line. As part of this they were asked to investigate ...

Year 8 Art MY SCHOOL

This term Year 8's are looking at the influences that make up the architecture of their school. They are also learning to draw in one and two point perspective and develop the...

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