The craft week trip for years 9 and 10 kicked off with a clay workshop at local Kite Studios, where pupils had the opportunity to try three different activities: making a nature-themed terracotta tile, throwing a pot on the potters wheels and creating a 3D clay object for mounting on a tile later in the week. Their pot throwing was very impressive, with plenty of well-formed biodegradable clay pots that will be planted up when they have dried. The 5-minute pot challenge generated some pots with a more abstract form…… but the pupils really enjoyed making their ‘pots with personality’!
In the afternoon time was spent amongst the wonderful trees in Kew Gardens, looking at colour and texture, sketching and gaining inspiration for projects later in the week.
Our Craft Week students took on a very challenging make today. Never having touched a sewing machine before they created lined, zipper pencil cases in 2 and a half hours thanks to the amazing tutelage at Sew Pretty.
Today the Y9 and Y10s on craft week were busy grouting their mosaics, tie-dying tote bags, decorating cupcakes and grappling with some embroidery and crochet. The cupcakes tasted as good as they looked!
Pupils made jesmonite coasters today at “tea and crafting” in Covent Garden, then headed back to Latymer for a leather workshop with Studio Nelle, each making their own bespoke card wallet.