On the 2nd February, Miss Smith took 13 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 three dimensional face casts, 3D weaving, rock sculptures, calligraphy painting and deconstructed textile landscapes. All students thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and made fantastic progress.

Henry Paul who created a 3D face-casted sculpture said:

“I got a lot out of it. I want to go back and do it again. I am so appreciative to Miss Smith for taking us”

Shauna Clarke who created a scholars rock inspired sculpture said:

“It’s a completely different experience to what we would have had in lessons at school. I would love to go back anytime and do more as it was so enjoyable. The artist I worked with was very energetic and encouraging”

Holly Hudson who created a deconstructed abstract textile landscape said:

“It was a lot of fun and I learnt some new skills.”

Miss Smith said:

“I’m so appreciative to Sarah Haigh and Edsential for making this trip possible and to the students for producing such exquisite work and being so positive and enthusiastic.”