24th September 2018
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On Friday we welcomed the world renowned Art educator and artist Ian Murphy back to the School, along with pupils and the Head of Art at Kelvinside Academy, to participate in an Art Workshop.
Ian reinforced the need to engage at every level of Art, from deciding on the size, colour and shape of paper to the subject being drawn and whether it should be increased in scale or reduced in scale from its original size.
Pupils were taught to consider how to hold the drawing tool and the kind of action each movement would make as a result.
The students learnt to prepare grounds, to add pictorial images whilst considering composition, to distress the paper, to add energy and movement to paper, to work in layers, to subtract and add again through a constant rhythmic process leading to the creation of confident and personal responses.
Pupils worked with a range of mixed media, newspaper, brown paper, cartridge paper, tissue paper, PVA glue, sandpaper, fine pens, permanent and non-permanent, graphite powder, graphite sticks, erasers, inks, bleach, acrylic paint and much more.
It was a fantastic day and hugely beneficial to all involved.