Art Exhibition 2016

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Kingsbury High School exhibited hundreds of pieces of artwork at its annual Art exhibition on Monday 27th June 2016.

An eclectic mix of art & design, photography, fashion, sculpture and illustration; from GCSE, A level and BTEC courses was on display at the private viewing held in the lower school’s art rooms.

The Institute – Opening Ceremony 2015

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On Saturday 24th January 2015 five Kingsbury High School, Sixth Form, students volunteered to lend a helping hand at the opening ceremony of The Institute, Masons House , Valley Drive, Kingsbury. Students had varied roles on the day including conducting guided tours to invited guests; handing out leaflets; preparing and arranging rooms for entertainment; and mingling with visitors. Students also had the opportunity to view stained glass and pottery classes; enjoy entertainment from the Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band and classical Indian dancer, Meena Raj; and network with artists, musicians, local councillors and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Lesley Jones.

The Institute’s Outreach Manager, Rubena Jafery said “Sixth Form students from Kingsbury High School were a ray of sunshine, enthusiastic, warm and intelligent. They were very well received by everyone.  I will welcome them back on events planned for the future as they are familiar now with what The Institute offers and our ethos. They were fantastic – all of them.”

Volunteer and Year 12 student, Zoya Ahmed, said “The opportunity that was given to us gave us an insight into event management and it also improved our social skills. I enjoyed the day, it was fun. I enjoyed listening to the band play the bag pipes and I’m really looking forward to attending classes there as they look really interesting.”

The Institute has been based in Hampstead for over a hundred years and are dedicated to life-long learning. They offer courses in a range of subjects, but specialise in the arts. On relocating to Kingsbury, Greville Waterman, Chief Executive of The Institute said “Masons House represents a new beginning for The Institute and will provide us with all the space we need to put on the courses that our students enjoy.

We are very excited by the prospect of being able to continue the high quality provision of adult education in North London for which the Institute is renowned and believe that our new location will be ideally suited for all our needs.

We would like to thank all our students for their continued support and will do our utmost to retain the trust and loyalty of our existing student base, as well as work hard to attract new students from Kingsbury, the surrounding areas, as well as the Jubilee Line footprint.”

KHS Art & Design Exhibition 2014

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The Art Department at Kingsbury High School were proud to host its all new Art & Design Exhibition.

Students, staff, parents and visitors were welcomed with impressive displays in the art corridor and classrooms doors thrown open as gallery spaces. A huge number of attendees enjoyed the visual display of talented GCSE, BTEC and A Level Art and Photography students.

Ms Kincaid, Head of the Art Department said “Guests marvelled at the exciting array of skilful and thought provoking exhibits on display, and students have been able to discuss and draw from the exhibits, gaining invaluable inspiration for their own artwork.

We look forward to welcoming you all to this exciting annual event in years to come – watch this space!”

Pop-up Art Gallery

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A pop-up gallery featuring student’s artwork has been set up in the upper school library.

The display will showcase pieces from BTEC and A level Art & Design courses and will be rotated periodically.

Currently on display in the upper school library is, Year 13 student, Khusali Pindolia’s coursework piece based on the seven deadly sins. She says “My work was largely inspired by Art Nouveau and elements of it can be seen in my work.”

National Students’ Art Exhibition 2013

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Kingsbury High School Art & Design students will have the honour of seeing their work displayed in the Royal Society of British Artists, National Students’ Art Exhibition. The exhibition brings together work from the best young artists in the country alongside work from the most celebrated British artists.

Students’ work was submitted as part of a national competition which celebrates gifted & talented students from schools, colleges and academies. The work of Year 13 students, Meera Chauhan and Mohammad Afsharmoqaddam and Year 12 student Stephanie Tan was selected and will be exhibited at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries. Year 12 students, Asha Vekaria and Dharmisha Vekaria were commended for their work.

Nema Ferguson, Head of Art & Design said “We are really proud to have works by our students selected. Entrance is free so if you are in London this weekend please do drop in and see their wonderful work.”

The exhibition opens today (Tuesday 9th) and runs until Saturday 13th July 2013 between 10am to 5pm Tuesday – Friday and 10am – 1pm on Saturday.

Italian Art Trip


Members of Kingsbury High School’s Art Department, Mr Taylor, Ms Ferguson and Mr Knight, accompanied 12 Sixth Form students on an art trip to Florence and Siena.

The main aim of the trip was to broaden students’ knowledge of Italian lifestyle, culture and art with a particular emphasis on the Renaissance period. The students engaged in a range of practical work, sketching outdoors and in galleries and photographing areas of interest.

The Italian tour included gallery and museum visits to see works by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto and Donatello, along with other medieval and renaissance works. Students and staff climbed several tall towers and explored cathedrals, monasteries and churches.

[text by Mr Taylor; photography by various staff & students]

Ceramics Workshop at the V&A

On Tuesday 20th November, Kingsbury High School students took part in a ceramics workshop at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The students were specially selected by their Art teachers to spend a day in the ceramics studio, where they worked with a practising ceramic artist. Students were introduced to the ceramics collection at the V & A, and drew inspiration from the many historical and contemporary ceramics on show. They sketched designs from the collection, and interpreted these into their own clay plate which they made from scratch! They learnt techniques of clay work, from rolling out a slab to clay slip techniques. The plates will be fired and sent back to the school to be put on display.

[text by Ms Conway; photography by Ms Conway & Mr Knight]