Summer Holiday Workshops

We’ve had a lovely couple of weeks of workshops! A big THANK YOU to our fabulous visiting artists (Sam Hope, Clare Turner, Lee Mason and Rose Croft), and of course to our fantastic students! We hope you had a wonderful time.

Here’s what we’ve been up to… (Please click on a photo to enlarge)

Mandala Pebbles with Sam Hope

Sam showed us how to create beautiful Mandala-style patterns onto pebbles using cotton buds, cocktail sticks and acrylic paint. The results were really effective, and looked especially lovely once varnished!

Tuesday Session

Thursday Session

 

Watercolour Skies with Clare Turner (Paisley Art)

Clare showed us how to create atmospheric skies using different watercolour techniques. The results were really effective!

Clare’s Facebook page- Paisley Art

 

Charcoal Trees with Clare Turner (Paisley Art)

We learned two different techniques for creating trees using charcoal, achieving some stunning results!

 

Painting in Virtual Reality with Lee Mason

Wednesday Session

These sessions were so exciting! The students picked up the technique very quickly and were soon producing fantastic three-dimensional virtual art. They particularly enjoyed the sound effects, and the fact that they could teleport around their virtual space to see their artwork from different angles. The photos of the laptop screens show a glimpse of what the students could see, but they really don’t do it justice!

Lee’s website- www.lee-mason.co.uk

Monday 2:30pm Session

Monday 5:00pm Session

 

Mosaic Flower Pots with Sam Hope

We decorated flower pots and coasters using lots of different glass tiles, beads and buttons. They looked lovely when they were finished!

 

Giacometti Figures with Ellie

We made sculptures based on the work of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti using lolly sticks, wire and tin foil. The students came up with some brilliant poses and the results were very effective!

 

Circle Weaving with Rose Croft

We used coloured yarn and different beads to create wonderful woven patterns. The students got the hang of it quickly and produced some wonderful work!

Rose’s website- www.rose-croft.co.uk

 

Festival Hair Braids with Rose Croft

We learned how to create colourful clip-in braids using coloured threads. It was a fiddly job- the students showed real patience and concentration!

 

Discover Arts Award

Session 1

This session was all about discovering the arts around us. We identified different art forms such as photography, painting, sculpture, animation, poetry, drama and music. We sorted photos into the different categories and recorded them in our log books. We then played ‘Creativity Bingo’ (see photo)- our artists had the opportunity to try out a range of media through short activities, ticking them off as they went.

Session 2

In this session we investigated the abstract paintings of British artist Anthony Frost. We researched his life and work as a group, and produced our own work inspired by the techniques and colours he uses. We then reflected on the work we’d done, both in the Arts Award sessions and in other workshops we’d attended, and shared our thoughts with the group. 

At the end, we were presented with mini certificates to show we’d completed the Discover Arts Award course- soon we’ll be receiving official certificates from Trinity College in recognition of all our hard work!

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