Yesterday I delivered the first of four schools' workshops. There were 15 students involved and you can see their work published here: Mapping Landscapes or follow the link above. I felt it was a really successful day and the students have set some very high standards.
The aim was to deliver a one-day painting workshop relating to the Vickers Art Award theme 'Sense of Place', whereby each of the students involved produced a finished artwork ready for exhibition. To fit with the project brief the students were asked to pick a picture postcard from a location in Derbyshire. They were then asked to plot this location on a map to produce a group drawing as well as interpret their chosen image in a way that suited their subject matter through the exploration of the materials. Each student was provided with a box canvas and quality acrylic paints and brushes. All four schools' workshops are kindly sponsored by EDS.
Painting by Luke McDonnell:
As this project draws to an end, so also will this blogsite. I am pleased that I have this comprehensive documentary of my journey over the past 10-months. But fear not, I have started another blog to document what happens from here at: www.nataliedowseart.blogspot.com