Students Sculpt People out of Paper
Renowned paper sculptor Philip Cox shows our Fifth and Sixth Form art students how to create their own stunning cardboard figures.
Internationally renowned paper sculptor Philip Cox showed our Fifth and Sixth Form art students how to create their own stunning cardboard figures, when he visited our Pellegrini Art Centre for a weekend workshop. Mr Cox, whose ‘paper people’ have been exhibited all over the UK and in Europe, worked with 12 of our GCSE and A Level students. He shared his expertise, demonstrating quick methods to construct a human torso and turn a sheet of cardboard into a three dimensional figure – with some pretty impressive results, as you can see here.
It’s been a busy time for our Sixth Form art students, with many additionally taking part in a pop up exhibition of their A Level work at Dial House Gallery in East Street, Kimbolton. Mrs Lisa Bamford, Head of Art, said: “This was a unique opportunity for them to display pieces alongside more established artists, and their efforts generated plenty of local interest, with hundreds of visitors through the doors. Will Day was thrilled to sell three photographs, and has been invited by the gallery to exhibit his work again later this year. I’d like to thank Dial House for being so supportive of our up-and-coming artists.”
The strength and depth of creative talent across our whole School was recently showcased in our Prep Art Exhibition and annual Senior School Summer Art Competition. The Prep exhibition featured drawing, painting, sewing, sculpture and textiles work from our Reception to Year 6 pupils, with topics including Mehndi design and Grayson Perry inspired pots. If you missed it, visit our photo gallery for a second chance to see some of the amazing pieces that were on display.
Our Senior School art competition, with the theme ‘The Spirit of Summer’ attracted entries from the First Form to the Upper Sixth, with painting, drawing, film, photography and sculpture all represented. The overall winner, receiving a £50 prize, was Ella Edwards (Third Form) with her beautifully observed drawing of a boy reading a book. Below are the results in full; a selection of the competition entries can be seen here. Congratulations to you all!
Summer Art Competition Results
Winner (£50): Ella Edwards (Third Form)
2nd Prize (£25): Amelia Saunders (Fourth Form)
3rd Prize (£25): Lydia Carter (Fifth Form)
James Owens, (Second Form)
Ayla Bravo Escos, (Upper Sixth Form)
Millie Butts (Third Form)
- Find out more about Art at Kimbolton School