“I arranged feathers into shapes of flowers and photographed them to create an abstract design” – Megan

February 12th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Fix-it Mick

After his success with the toaster and pancakes, mathematician Mick turned his hands to a bit of DIY

The filing cabinet was ‘sticking a bit’ so he took it upon himself to ‘sort it out’

I think we would all agree he’s done a great job

Well done Mick

Shall we let him loose on the computer systems?

February 10th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Gaza Exhibition

Sherborne Abbey is currently showing an exhibition of drawings and paintings by children from Gaza.

The works have been brought out of the country by one man, under extreme pressure and almost smuggled by the sounds of the report. The pictures depict life in a war zone as experienced by children.

Always keen to broaden our minds a group of us went down to have a look at the exhibition and we would strongly urge everyone to take time out to see them for yourselves.

February 10th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Corners

Have you ever imagined why some corners have more fatal accidents than others?

People say that a corner is just a corner, well it’s not a corner, it is what your imagination lets you make it.

You know who invented corners?

Is it just a simple corner or is it the framework of our very existence. If there were no corners we would have no option, no freedom of choice, we would just be going down the same path again and again, going round in circles, going round the bend if you pardon the pun.

Extract from ‘Just a simple corner’ by Kenny

Image ‘inside/outside corner’ provided by Jay C

February 9th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Poster-eyes-d

Bronwyn transformed her self portrait into a pop art piece.

Using limited colours and bold tones she pushed the boundaries and created a beautiful thing.

And people like beautiful things.

February 8th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Bear Neccessities

Natalie recreated everybody’s favourite bear, Balloo from the Jungle Book. After a bumpy start she landed on a Disney classic which has brought a smile to the face of everyone who’s seen it.

Thanks Nat for reminding us all of a firm childhood favourite.

February 3rd, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Top of the Premiership Coffee Table

Liam H worked up a design he had been doing in Art and transfered it across to D&T.

A die hard Man United fan, he chose to develope the painting of the Man U badge into a routed out relief for a table to be made in Design and Technology.

A good start Liam and within the transfer window. Come on the Reds, or whatever it is you football people say.

February 3rd, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Twilight suprise

Carl created a great Twilight painting to go with his already impressive portfolio of work.

Acrylic on canvas with a lovely use of very dark blue for black, made for a colourful yet dark image, truly of the moment.

Very well done Carl, keep up the good work.

February 3rd, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Dylan’s car

Digital Dylan made this spectacular M-Gears remote control racing car in just one hour and twenty minutes.

He said the best part of the car were the outer gears on the rear spoiler which rotate clockwise and anti-clockwise. Area for improvement would be to increase the speed and to reduce the delay in connection between the controller and receiver.

Dylan says he enjoyed making it and that it was easy! Easy for Dylan, maybe…

February 2nd, 2010 by Ian in Links for students

Studio in her Pocket

Emily got to grips with multi-track recording today.

Using a digital 8 track recorder she programmed rythmn patterns, chose guitar effects and overlayed herself playing Rythmn guitar, bass and lead guitar.

She also explored level balancing to create a rounded sound.

If you are interested in creating or learning more about music or music appreciation talk to Phil or Becky

January 28th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students