St Mary’s student wins prestigious Arts Society Award!

  • RONAN BARRATT
  • CHLOE JEWERS GIRAFFE
  • Emilia Portrait
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  • Ronan Barratt - Year 11
  • Chloe Jewers - Year 11
  • Emilia Taraskiewicz- Year 11
  • St. Mary's Seasiders Entries

Congratulations to Ronan Barratt, year 11 for winning Blackpool’s Arts Society Award.

Ronan’s stunning self -portrait has been selected from hundreds of artistic and photographic entries to the Seasiders competition from schools across Blackpool and Fylde; Ronan is overall winner!

St Mary’s, as we know is brimming with creative talent and has won the coveted prize for the fourth time! The Art and Photography Department are extremely proud of the achievements of our students. It’s all happening on the 3rd Floor!

The news came as a surprise to Ronan; currently one of St Mary’s sporting talents. He has proven to be as successful on the drawing board as he is on the pitch! He is certainly one to watch in the future!

Ronan’s portrait, created using graphite pencil is one of a number of pieces entered this year.

In addition, Chloe Jewers (Year 11) has been highly commended by the Blackpool Arts Society for her safari inspired study of a Giraffe created in mixed media. Well done to Chloe. Amongst other students to be recognised this year for their creative efforts is Emilia Taraszkiewicz (Year 11).

Congratulations again to the winners and well done to the other finalists, Lewis Wood and Seanna Knight- Fraine (Year 10) and Ellie Hampson (Year 11).

Thank you to Miss Clark for presenting all artwork exhibited in the competition.

Prize winners are invited to attend an awards presentation evening on Wednesday 15th March at Blackpool Tower at 7pm.

The Young Seasider’s exhibition of Art and Photography is on at The Blackpool and Fylde University Centre Gallery, Blackpool and Fylde College, Park Road, until Thursday 30th March 2017.

Entry to the exhibition is free and it is open to the public from 10am – 7pm Monday – Thursday and Fridays from 10am to 4pm.

St Mary’s wins prestigious Arts Society Award!

St Mary's wins prestigious Arts Society Award!Congratulations to Tia Brown, year 11 for winning Blackpool’s Art’s Society Award. Tia’s piece of work based upon generations and age (illustrated) has been selected from hundreds of artistic and photographic entries to the Seasiders competition from schools across Blackpool and Fylde; Tia has been selected as overall winner! St Mary’s, as we know is brimming with creative talent and has won the coveted prize for the third time! The Art Department are extremely proud of the achievements of our students. The news came as a surprise to Tia who is currently one of St Mary’s finest artistic talents, and certainly one to watch in the future. Tia’s portrait, created using fine liner pens and inks is one of a number of pieces entered this year. Amongst other students to receive an award for their creative efforts are Jonathan Kershaw and Supriya Biju (Year 11) Macy Smith (Year 9) Congratulations again to the winners and well done to the other finalists, Megan Holman, May Errington and Gabriela Koziol (Year 9 ).

Thank you to Miss Clark for presenting all artwork exhibited in the competition. Prize winners are invited to attend an awards presentation evening on Thursday 10th March at the Opera House (Winter Gardens, Blackpool) at 7pm.

The Young Seasider’s exhibition of Art and Photography is on at The Blackpool and Fylde University Centre Gallery, Blackpool and Fylde College, Park Road, until Friday 18th March 2016.

Entry to the exhibition is free and it is open to the public from 10am – 7pm Monday – Thursday and Fridays from 10am to 4pm.

St Mary’s Catholic Academy official Christmas card competition winner revealed

Christmas Card Competition Winner
St Mary’s Art Department set all year 7 and 8 students the challenge of designing St Mary’s Catholic Academy official Christmas card. The winning design has been created into a greetings card and sent to local primary schools and parishes in the area.

The challenge was set as a home learning task and we have been really impressed with the entries. Cards were created using a variety of artistic medium and it has given students an opportunity to use their artistic skills for an end purpose.

Mr Eccles and the Chaplaincy Team judged the finalists and we can reveal the winning entry. Congratulations to our winning entry by Zuzanna Gradek Year 7 (Creativity and Enterprise) (illustrated)

Second Prize - Emily Schofield Year 8 (Maths and ICT)

Joint third prize Aleksander Budny Year 7 (Creativity and Enterprise) and Ellenie Brown Year 8 (Creativity and Enterprise).

Well done to all of the finalists whose work is displayed in the chapel. Well done to all students who attempted an entry.

 

Liverpool, the place, inspiration our intention!


Our sixth form art and photography students experienced a day in Europe’s former City of Culture.

Students embarked upon personalised projects creating sketches and notes at City’s’ Tate and Walker Galleries, experiencing first hand masterpieces by artists Cezanne, Braque, Warhol and Abstract Expressionist, Jackson Pollock along with Photographic work by Cindy Sherman, Gillian Wareing and Lynn Hershman to name a few!

Photography students were set an initial “Urban” brief, in which several photographic shoots were conducted across the City basing work on themes such as “the Abstract”, “Contrasts” “Architecture” and candid “Street photography”

Well done to our students who worked responsibly and collaboratively throughout the day and a special thanks to Mr Hardy who organised and ensured a safe trip.