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What jewellery would Fanny Claus adorn herself in as she sat on her balcony in her fine clothes? Over the last couple of weeks, Kate Coker came in to help us learn how to make jewellery pieces. Kate first worked … Continue reading
The young people at Highfield have been busy and created these thoughtful extracts from Mlle Claus’ diary (in French!). We have had fun in our French lessons writing a creative piece of French using Manet’s painting as our stimulus. At … Continue reading
A Happy Red Nose Day!
What a couple of weeks we have had. The talented Angus Dick came to Highfield over the last 2 weeks to teach us how to make fantastic animations using images or our own drawings. The young people were so imaginative … Continue reading
Sarah Crothers, HLTA, Oxfordshire Hospital School has kindly written this post for us. Over the past two weeks a small group of four students have been using Manet’s painting of Mademoiselle Clause as inspiration for a music project. At first … Continue reading
As a group we decided that it would be a good idea to turn (what we would imagine) Mademoiselle Claus’s thoughts to be whilst she was sitting for Manet into a comedy rap. Using the music studio facilities we entered, … Continue reading
Listen to the Highfield rap! Fanny is my name Manet is my game Sitting here for hours Upon my bootie powers My corset is too tight My bustle is too light Manet is le homme Who’s gonna paint it … Continue reading
here she is everyone here she is she’s looking over a balcony looking Jamaica sitting thinking white day dreaming feels a bit proud unfocused a parasol Last week we used music to express ourselves. Isabel and Arne (Oxford Concert Party) … Continue reading
Catriona, a local artist has kindly written our latest post. Working with the young people in The Highfield Unit on the Me, Myself and Manet project was such a privilege. Having been to see the big exhibition in London a … Continue reading
The Highfield has been busy videoing the project so far. They’ve edited 5 weeks into 3 minutes. I recommend turning the volume up!