On Wednesday 27 November 2013, artist Sandy Curry from Sea Sky Art Gallery, Hamble was invited to school to work with a group of year 10 GCSE Art pupils. She showed us examples of her work and then demonstrated how to experiment with different materials and techniques.
First, Sandy demonstrated the materials and techniques on A2 paper using oil paint, white gloss paint, tar, hot wax, white spirit, palette knives, large paintbrushes, which we used to paint our final seascapes on.
This was something different than we normally do in our art lessons, so it was fun to experiment with more unusual tools and techniques. We could be as we creative as we wanted, as the first part of the day was all about getting used to the materials and experimenting. After that we moved onto painting our seascapes on A1 canvases, which were provided for us. Sandy, Ms Westwood, Mrs Hurdle and Mrs Houghton helped us out throughout the workshop. At the end of the day we all enjoyed ourselves and were glad to have worked with Sandy.
Report by Gabriele Matuzeviciute