Focus on Art by Ms Rebecca Baker BA (Falmouth), PGCE Art
During the last few months, like everyone else, the Art Department has been managing as best as possible with whatever we have had available. This has certainly been something that I have often found myself saying to the girls I teach: "do the best that you can, with whatever you have to hand,". Artists are inventive,…
SCHS Performing Arts and Public Speaking Spaces Enhanced for 2020/2021 School Year
Streatham & Clapham High School’s Recital Hall, Drama Studio and Ellis (assembly) Hall will all see significant improvements for the next academic year. Building on the school’s commitment to and success in the performing arts and public speaking, the Girls Day School Trust is investing in capital development that brings both state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment for…
'Mini Beast' Challenge Years 1 and 2 have been enjoying their new 'mini-beast' topic. They have drawn multitudes of mini-beasts, magnified them and even made some; there's been quite an infestation of bugs and creepy crawlies! The girls' observational drawings have been particularly outstanding - well done!
There has been an abundance of birds in our gardens and parks recently. Year 2 have been developing their observational drawing skills by drawing a few of them.
Royal Academy of Art Picks SCHS Girl for Its Summer Show
Leila Fur (U4) has had her painting selected for this year's Royal Academy Young Artist's Summer Show. She will be in the online show as well as on display at the Royal Academy when it hopefully re-opens in the Autumn. Congratulations to Leila who had her work selected from 17,000 entries!
Whilst art galleries worldwide have had to close their doors to the public, creative urges have found inventive ways of being expressed. Many museums have given their visitors the challenge of recreating their favourite masterpiece. Some of our girls have given it a go with impressive results!
"Lockdown self-portrait" by Amber van den Berg (L6) A gifted artist, Amber was selected to participate in an extensive series of workshops and classes this year, organised by the Royal Academy for sixth-form pupils. Although the course is temporarily on hold because of our current restrictions, the groups has still been set a weekly challenge…
The SCHS Sadie Crawford Music Scholarship
Last Saturday, jazz pioneer and saxophone player Sadie Crawford (born 1885 in Tooting) was a ‘lost woman of jazz’ no more. Her pioneering spirit was honoured by a blue historic plaque on her childhood home (and birthplace) in Fountain Road, Tooting, at an event which was a mix of a carnival, street party and a…