On the 1st to 3rd of March, Dr Smith and Miss Kelshaw took 7 enthusiastic year 11 Fine Art students to the Conway Centre near Menai Bridge in Anglesey. The students worked intensely with artists in a workshop environment alongside other students and teachers from a range of schools, gaining inspiration from them. Students produced a body of work which will contribute to their GCSE Exam project to potentially raise their attainment.

A variety of workshops were led by artists which included 3D sculpture with with printed tissue paper and rusted fabric incorporated, based around the ‘village on stilts’ in Cambodia called Kampong Phluk.  Another workshop was construction centred, with card and wood based on birds eye views of cities, that also involved painting, collage, and craft cutting. All students thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and made fantastic progress.

Patrick Chu who created a sculpture inspired by Kampong Phluk said

“It was a very engaging experience”

Lila Sumers commented on her birds-eye view construction

“I was in a group on my own and I made friends”

Other comments on the weekend were very positive, such as “I’ve learnt new skills, now my grade is positively impacted” from David Roberts.

Mia Egan said

“we got so much work done in just one weekend – really happy”

Olivia Jowle said

“I’m really happy I learnt loads of new skills”

Samuel Gorden said

“the tutors were very helpful and taught us lots of new skills and techniques”

Serenne Roberts said

“I learnt new and interesting skills”

The Fallibroome students behaved impeccably and this is reflected in their final outcomes they have brought back to school. Miss kelshaw and Dr Smith said “This was an amazing trip where staff and students learnt an awful lot. A big thank you and well done to students for their continued hard work over the weekend”

Many thanks to Sarah Haigh for organising this trip.