Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Trip to the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness (5/10/2016)

On Wednesday the 5th of October S3&4 and some of the community art class went to the Pier Art Centre on a trip organised by our art teacher Mrs Brown. We travelled on the boat to Kirkwall then we drove through Stromness to go to the Pier Art Centre. We met the education officer, Carol Dunbar who gave us a tour of the gallery and focused on Still Life paintings to tie in with the coursework that we are doing in class. Some of the artists whose work was featured in the centre were Ben Nicholson, William Scott, Alfred Wallis and Barbra Hepworth. After the tour, we had a workshop activity based on Still Life. Our first step was to find a Still Life painting and then write about the visual elements, we spoke about what we found in the paintings and our thoughts on it. After this activity we moved on upstairs to the library to make a collage of Still Life objects, we used mixed media including paper and magazine cuttings. It was a really worthwhile trip because it gave us inspiration for our own artwork in school and most of us had never been there before.
We managed to go on this trip because of funding from the S.O.S, which we really appreciated!
Ben, Erynn, Charlie, Sonya

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