Drawing at the Manor

Drawing at Waddesdon Manor With The Royal Drawing School Last week we had a very special opportunity to attend a workshop run by the Royal Drawing School at Waddesdon Manor. All of our Sixth Form students taking A Level Art attended, learning new skills through the drawing exercises that were set. At first everyone found the exercises challenging: a continuous line

Drawing at the Manor2023-10-05T11:24:02+00:00


The Creative Hub In recent years the Art Department's library of art/artist books has been collecting dust at the back of one of our classrooms. These days, if a student wants to research an artist, photographer or designer their immediate reaction is to search online. The web gives them instant access to a wealth of knowledge and digital galleries of work

CREATIVE HUB2023-03-28T08:45:13+00:00

New From Old

New From Old 'Piano Bird' When the old school piano was replaced with a lovely new one we were reluctant to discard it, even though it had broken parts. The challenge was set to see what could be created from it - to make something new from something old. The first piece has now been created and installed in the stairwell

New From Old2023-03-21T15:13:51+00:00

Save The Date!

Waddesdon Summer Exhibition 2023 Save The Date!   Every year we are excited to celebrate and share with you the creative output of our GCSE and A Level students. This year our summer exhibition will be on Wednesday 7th June, 4pm - 7pm (click here to see the exhibition poster). Put the date in your diary, this is one event you

Save The Date!2023-03-15T09:28:59+00:00

Class of 2022

The Latest Waddesdon Creative Alumni The Class of 2022! We want to wish the Class of 2022 good luck as they embark on a new chapter.  Many will be heading off to study at Universities across the country to further  develop their creative practice. From Marine and Natural History Photography in Falmouth to Architecture in Newcastle; from Hair, Make-Up and Prosthetics

Class of 20222022-09-25T13:29:36+00:00

Competition Time

'Competition Time!' Haddenham Rotary Young Photographer of The Year 2022 Once again the Haddenham and District Rotary are running their annual photography competition. We've had some great successes over the years and would like to encourage all our creative students to enter. This year the theme is 'Water", so get your thinking caps on and get creative. Full details of the

Competition Time2022-07-18T13:05:10+00:00

All Will Be Revealed

'All Will Be Revealed!' Sun Photography & Monoprinting Workshop In early July the Art department welcomed members of the School Councils of Waddesdon Primary & Haydon Abbey Primary to an exciting cyanotype and mono printing workshop. Cyanotype is a negative photographic process using specialist paper. Objects are placed on the paper for a period of time, preventing sunlight from hitting the

All Will Be Revealed2022-07-18T13:05:22+00:00

It’s Never Too Early to Talk About Christmas!

"It's never too early to talk about Christmas!" Waddesdon Manor Christmas Workshop It's never too early to talk about Christmas...so say the Waddesdon Manor Learning Team! This year Waddesdon Manor are working with artist Michelle Dufaur, who will be creating 5 large-scale woodland animal lanterns as part of the Christmas display along Miss Alice’s Drive. Our Year 9 GCSE Art students

It’s Never Too Early to Talk About Christmas!2022-07-18T13:05:41+00:00

Spirit Of Our Times

'Spirit of our Times' Annual Exhibition 2022 Over the past two years, our GCSE and A Level students have faced a variety of hurdles: artists were forced to abandon paintings midway as various lockdowns were enforced; photographers struggled to realise their planned photoshoots due to disrupted travel, closed locations and restricted access to models; working from home, graphic designers spent periods

Spirit Of Our Times2022-07-19T09:28:51+00:00

Young Creative Bucks Needs You!

YOUNG CREATIVE BUCKS NEEDS YOU! Are you aged 14 - 18? Do you have a keen interest in creativity, arts and/or culture? Interested in making the youth voice heard in Bucks? Young Creative Bucks are looking for a forum of young people to help them shape things to come! They are welcoming anyone from any area and any background. What matters

Young Creative Bucks Needs You!2022-04-08T13:23:56+00:00
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