Former pupil visits Art Department

On Monday 20th March, former Clifton High A level Art student, Morgane Sha’ban visited the Art Department to speak to GCSE and A level artists. Morgane completed her A levels in 2015, achieving an A* in Art.  After studying an Art Foundation diploma at Bristol School of Art, she embarked on her current architecture degree at the prestigious Central St Martins - a world-renowned Arts and Design college and part of University of the Arts London. Morgane presented her portfolio of past and current projects to Year 10, 11 and 12 Art classes.  She encouraged them not to be afraid to take creative risks, particularly in their sketchbook studies and that they had chosen the “best” subject to study.  She encouraged them to consider studying Art and Design beyond school, particularly recommending an Art Foundation diploma as a means of providing them with a greater insight into a particular path that they might wish to study.  She admitted that her architecture degree was very hard work, although said that she was enjoying it very much.  After presenting to the classes, Morgane discussed ideas with individual pupils.

The Art department will be following Morgane’s progress over the next few years and she may be back next year to run an architectural model-making workshop with GCSE and A level pupils.  Thank you very much, Morgane for giving up your time for the next generation of Art students.

In other Art news, at the recent Bristol Senior Schools Art Exhibition held at Bristol Cathedral, two of our students won prizes for their artworks.  Lucy in Year 13 won a “Best in School” prize and Sophie in Year 12 a “Highly Commended” prize.  Both students received a certificate and cash prize from the exhibition organisers, the Bristol Savages Art Group.  Many congratulations to both Lucy and Sophie.