Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

GCSE Students Explore Mixed Media With University of Brighton Students

On Tuesday 13 March, eleven of our Year 10 GCSE Art students took part in a whole day practical activity with five visiting undergraduates from the University of Brighton. 

Rosie and Levine study Fashion Communications with Business. Pippa studies Photography, Satu Printmaking and Lottie 3D Design and Craft. They ran a mixed media workshop inspired by Joseph Cornell's boxes, Andy Goldsworthy’s land art and Henna Nadeem’s photo collages that incorporate photography, printmaking and collage.

Contextual activities involved analysing images and artefacts, discussing and interpreting meaning. Practical work involved a lot of teamwork and sharing ideas. The day was broken down into a wide range of exciting and engaging workshops involving the creation of log sculptures and photography. The GCSE students loved the collograph relief printing exercise, where they used some of their printed outcomes to craft shoeboxes in the style of Joseph Cornell’s art.

The day was a great success and many of the students left with a greater sense of how to take risks with their artwork and more confidence in incorporating mixed-media in the development of ideas.

A big thank you to everyone for a fantastic enrichment opportunity.

Mr Miles