Wednesday, December 14, 2011

William Golding's Lord of the Flies has sold millions of copies and is read by students all over the world. We’re calling on young artists, aged 13 to 16, to create a brand new look for one of the world’s most famous novels.

Find out more

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Not sure what happened to the blog this week - hopefully normal service is now resumed!

We do seem to have lost a lot of links though.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Y12 New IWB task


(In COLOUR with all hyperlinks to media etc)

Due in January 10th (Day 4)


(be patient - don't sign up for the paid version, just wait 20 seconds to download for free)

Friday, December 02, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Drawing & Painting in Photoshop by Stuntkid

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Several Y13 and all Y12 students are exploring a range of printmaking techniques Here are some links to the work of famous and less well known artists who have used printmaking.

printmakers council

German Expressionist Prints and Drawings: Portraits and Self-Portraits


Sunday, October 30, 2011

To be a teacher is my greatest work of art.

For more great quotes from great artists (including sources)

use this site:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Y13 Artists pondering the use of uncommon, unusual or intriguing media might enjoy this blog article on Yarn Bombing from

Street Art Utopia

Monday, October 17, 2011

Some interesting sculptural projects in a range of unusual media

Follow the links to the artists' sites

How does an artist's choice of medium impact upon the final outcome?

Prior to Duchamp & Picasso. most sculptors used ceramics, carved stone, bone, plaster or wood and cast metal to express their ideas. Now available media might include frozen blood, vaseline, waste products, sharks and formaldehyde, condoms, old tights, kebabs, cigarette ends, used engine oil, the artist's own body....

Or in this case - the artist Gianni Motti presents a bar of soap that he claims is made from fat that was liposuctioned from Silvio Berlusconi:

further information here

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mr Morgan's Helpful Art College Application Guide

It's not pretty, but it might just help you to get into the foundation course of your dreams:

Download the PDF HERE

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Venice Biennale

Art as a political game

An interesting article from

The Economist

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An interesting gallery in Rome that you might not know.
Only 2 minutes walk from Campo...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

(we do not live in a bubble)

Year 13 Artists' New IWB task

Cultures Converge

Here is a link to a PDF of the current IWB research task for Y13 (with working hyperlinks to videos and other resources)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

SGBIS Art Department welcomes our new 2011-2013 IB Visual Arts class

(with some more work to do!)

First of all: congratulations on your excellent GCSE Art results. Miss Borkowski & myself are very proud of you all!

To help you build upon all of your summer work and to gain a clear understanding of the entire IB Art process, you will be using some of the online resources that I have been developing for Triple A Learning.

The two main units are available for you to download




We shall refer to them in class and look at at a lot of the linked material. However, your work may well develop in ways that are beyond what is described in the project units...

St George's Art at the Saatchi Gallery

Rob Bonar Law's self portrait was one of 5 artworks recently shortlisted from the thousands of artworks on display on the Saatchi online gallery for a Sunday Telegraph Magazine article.

Although the article was eventually published without Rob's work, this was a significant achievement!

See SGBIS work on the Saatchi Gallery HERE

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Venice Biennale 2011

For those of you looking for some exciting new work from around the
world to support your summer research:
This massive event is sometimes viewed as
the olympic games of the art world!

Venice Biennale 2011: Mike Nelson, British Pavilion, review

The Telegraph

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The laser cutter is fixed

so get thinking about ways in which you could use it creatively....

why not start with this google image search
to help generate some divergence

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Guardian Newspaper selects 'Artists of the Week'

How much influence do critics and the media have upon shaping our tastes? Who decides what is good or valid in the visual arts?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dorothy Circus Gallery Rome



exhibition opens on Thursday 28th April

It's only a couple of minutes walk from Campo...

Monday, April 04, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The biggest drawing in the world

It's clever and took a long time to make

but is that enough to make it art?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


what could it possibly mean ?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Use Qwiki to help kick off your own investigation of artists or themes

I have provided 3 examples in the previous post. View those and try your own

Monday, February 21, 2011

Inside Shani Rhys-James' studio

Some short films about the work of Shani Rhys James, including a time lapse of her studio.


Artist statement

My desire to produce powerful, emotional paintings which are read for their content, their colour and their abstract elements. I have to be emotionally and mentally taken over by my paintings. They are seemingly direct ; I paint about the studio, the kitchen, the artist, my children, childhood memories. So imaginative and observational elements co-exist in each work.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Post Paris Projects...

Like many other artists, Sean Scully's work has sometimes been inspired by the city of Paris

In this video however, he talks about how he has begun to move away from urban influences and has started to derive his ideas from living in rural Germany.


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Pre Paris research for Y12 & 13 IB artists

Thematic Trails in the Louvre


Choose a non European or pre- 10th Century theme/trail to research