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  • BUZZ! SUMMER 2015 Priestlands School

    Community Arts Newsletter

    Fresh ideas for a creative community


  • Hello and welcome to the Summer 2015 edition of Buzz! In this edition we are delighted to keep you informed about all the exciting activities happening at Priestlands and involving the surrounding community.


    Year 9 Project: Creature masks Students combined various animal features to create fantastical and strange creatures which were then made into card masks.

  • Year Group 8. Project: Self-portrait Students created mixed media self-portraits that were inspired by Gustav Klimt’s patterned and stylised portraits.

  • Print Making Workshop The art department held a printmaking workshop after school for our able and talented students to learn a new skill. Students learnt about monoprinting and collagraph and made up designs based on sea creatures and landscapes. Monoprinting involved cutting a stencil out of paper, inking up over the top. The stencil was then removed and inked with a different colour and used to print again to fill the void space. For Collagraph students made up a printing plate out of textures and wallpapers. It was sealed with varnish and then inked up to produce textured landscapes.

  • YEAR 7 CERAMICS Year 7 have been creating ceramic mosaic bugs and creatures as part of their ‘Formal Elements’ project. They used a laser cut stencil as a template and then built up clay shapes as their mosaic tiles. It was fired in the kiln and they then worked with a colourful range of glazes on top of Black Iron Oxide to give it an aged effect. All students enjoyed experimenting with new materials and glazes that gave them an insight into the 3D art course

  • Year 10 GCSE Three Dimensional Design Sea/Marine Project Students created three dimensional responses in a variety of different media and materials. .

  • Project: Colour theory and painting with Year 7 Students learned about colour theory and mixing colours and painting techniques with the final outcome being a Wasily Kandinsky inspired painting.

  • Key Stage 2 Outreach Art Project The Art department has been busy visiting various primary schools in the catchment area this year. Year 5 and 6 students have been studying Narrative Painting, in particular the work of Aboriginal artists. As a result of their research, mind mapping and symbol design skills, students created Aborigine inspired narrative paintings of their own, based on the journeys that they take every day from home to school. l

  • Priestlands Pop Up Exhibition – St Barbe Museum Once again the turn out by the general public, students and parents at the Art Exhibition at St Barbe was overwhelming! The work in this year's show was produced by a range of Year 9, 10 and 11 students. The Theme was: People, Places and Spaces. The three judges, Amanda Crook, Head of Art, Steve Marshall, Exhibitions Curator and Peter Gilbert, local artist, selected the three winning pieces from the Exhibition. The winners were:

    Olivia Pegg for her self- portrait painting;

    Emily Duncan for her lino print; and

    Alice Smethurst for her shaded portrait in a frame.


    Activities Week The music department was really busy during Activities Week preparing a piece for a performance on the last day of the week.

    Future Music Events 25th June – Priestlands Pyramid Vocal Morning 7th July – 7pm to 8pm – Year 8 Song Competition

  • Sound Waves at the Turner Sims

    In a project sponsored by ArtsWork South East and lead by the d.@rt Centre, partners from Priestlands, Wildern, Berrywood, and Freegrounds Schools along with 15 retired members of the local community, a community choir and musicians from Southampton University took our proximity to the sea as a stimulus around which to devise a modern symphony. On Sunday, 8th March, all participants came together for a performance of the piece at The Turner Sims in Southampton.

  • New Milton Music Festival Once again Priestlands School were delighted to take part in the New Milton Music Festival at Arnewood School. Great success again with the Strings group winning their section with a distinction, the Steel Pans winning their section, and the Guitar Group gaining a Merit.

  • Friday Guitar Group

    We pleased to report that the Friday Guitar Group run with Hampshire Music Services is going from strength to strength. The group, run by Paul Thomas, meets at Pennington Junior School from 4.00–5.00pm. It is open to students from 7 – 12 years old with a basic knowledge of playing the guitar. Should you know anyone who would like to join please contact Gill Hastelow on 01590 613478 for details.

    Mini V

    We are delighted to be able to run the Mini V project in conjunction with Hampshire music Service. Run on a Thursday from 4.30pm students from our feeder schools are invited to learn a string instrument in a group environment without the expense of purchasing an instrument as these are kindly provided by Hampshire Music Service.

  • Drama New York 2015

    Our annual drama trip to New York was once again a resounding success despite it being the coldest trip to date. However, the cold weather did not disrupt our sightseeing which included the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Bronx Zoo. Once again students and staff had an amazing time.

  • Our Year 11 GCSE Drama Group enjoyed a physical theatre workshop at The Pineapple Dance Studios followed by a performance of The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre, London. The skills they learnt and the West End Production were all used in reference to the students’ GCSE pieces.




    Priestlands School in partnership with Hampshire

    Music Service & Pennington Junior School Acoustic Guitar Group.

    4.00–5.00pm at Pennington Junior School Open to students from 7 – 12 years old

    Basic note reading skills or beginners certificate is necessary.

    Contact: Gill Hastelow 01590 613478 or

    Priestlands School in partnership

    with Hampshire Music Service

    Mini V

    Would you like to learn a string instrument?

    Would you like to borrow an instrument for free?

    Would you like to join an orchestra?

    Meet on a Thursday night at

    Priestlands School from 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    For further information contact

    Gill Hastelow 01590 613478 or


    We are pleased to announce that this year’s school production is

    Performances will be on the 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th July

  • Priestlands Summer Activities Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th July 2015

    Summer Arts Drop in This summer workshop provides all the materials to let your artistic imagination run riot. Fun for all the family! Monday 27th July, 10.00 – 12.00 £5 a child or £10 for a family For ages 7 and above. (younger children welcome if accompanied by an adult).

    Beginners Acoustic Guitar Workshop Come along to this workshop which allows children to learn some basics of guitar playing borrowing our school guitars. No experience necessary. Tuesday 28th July, 9.30am – 11.30am £5.00 per child £10 a family. For ages 9 and above.

    Electric Guitar Workshop Workshop for electric guitarists grade 3 and above. Improve your lead guitar techniques with Joe Dunwoody. You will need to bring along your own guitar to this workshop. Tuesday 28th July 12.15pm – 2.15pm £5.00 per child £10 a family. For ages 9 and above.

    Manga “Manga” refers to comics drawn in a style based on Japanese Art. Usually published in Japan. This Manga workshop can help you get started with basic manga drawing techni