Art Week - May 2019 - Helvellyn Class
We have been to The Old Courthouse to see the exhibition by Natalie Burns called '100 Squares - A Year of my Life'. There were 100 pieces of art, each made up of 100 squares, to tell the story of Natalie's 2017. We thought the exhibition was fantastic - so much to look at and think about. If you have time, you must pop in yourselves to have a look! When we arrived back to school we started writing our reviews of the exhibition - Natalie is keen to read the finished products! We then started to make our own collages, focusing on landscapes, squares and animals.
On Wednesday, we worked with an illustrator called Julia Mitchell. She showed us some of her own pencil drawings - mainly fell ponies - and explained how long it took to draw them. Julia demonstrated how she started a sketch by drawing Mrs Idle's dog, Tramper. We all had the opportunity to draw our own pets, and Julia came round to help us if we needed it.
We were also fortunate to have a visit from Emma Bramley, who showed us some of her art work. Emma takes her sketch book everywhere in her handbag, and likes to sketch places she has been.
On Thursday we worked with Mandy Parker to learn silk-painting. We had a practice on our own piece of material, then came together to produce a shared background.