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This week’s AOTW comes from Kat M (S5 OLSP). Unfortunately, Kat has now left school to move onto college. Some people enjoy their senior years of school, others grow impatient and can’t wait to get out.

I’m always against pupils leaving school for college, it lacks the support, the authority and the strong planning that school provides. For me, it is a rare occurrence to hear that someone has completed their college course, they normally drop out before completion, but I know Kat has the drive and the talent to see it through and make her leaving a good decision.

This piece is a collaged background painted with oil paints. It is created in a similar fashion to how Dave McKean (artist for Batman and Sandman) would paint his covers. I’ve tried to talk Kat into letting me keep this work when it comes back from marking, though she won’t let it go.

Continuing Education Exhibition

I was given the chance tonight to get a visit to the Con. Ed. Exhibition at the Glasgow School of Art. The invitations were only open to friends and family of the artists, but the place was absolutely chockablocked. It was a real shame that myself and Mrs Lyons (Notredame) couldn’t get a chance to see all the work, it was virtually impossible to get to certain areas to view it. Fortunately we saw what we went to see, which was the new work of Claire – Louise C.

Claire’s work has really progressed since I last saw her around 3-4 years ago. She has developed a layering style involving photography, acetate and illustration. The three pieces she had on display were part of a storyboard based in a tube train. The images were very urban, illustrative and reminded me of something from i-D. Claire’s style has developed into a professional and commercial approach, which aids to her storytelling.

Claire plans in developing these panels into a single page or several pages linear paneled strip. I do think they would look amazing as single full pages in a book though. I can’t wait to see which direction she takes them in.