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Simon Packard Artist Workshops 27 May


Working in the Curve

Working with year 10s

Simon Packard came in to work with three groups of students. First he worked with Miss Bunting and some Yr 12 to produce relief prints from plants. He then worked with Miss Rickard and a Yr 10 GCSE class on producing mixed media prints for their masks project. After break he worked with Miss Dryland’s Yr 10 GCSE creating print collages for their Cities coursework.

Sue Brown Workshops 24 May 2010


Print by Miss Dryland

Print by Miss Bunting

On Monday afternoon, Sue Brown worked with a group of year 12s and introduced them to the gum arabic technique of printmaking. After school, Sue led an INSET session to demonstrate the technique to teachers in the art department and allow them to develop their printmaking skills.

Longlevens Juniors Visits to the Curve


Taking a look at the work produced at the end of the session

Year 3 pupils made several visits to the Curve to see the Sue Brown exhibition of prints and work in the gallery.  The children were encouraged to talk about the work with Miss Rickard to develop literacy skills.  They also learned how prints are made.  All made drawings from the exhibition and used these as a basis to achieve a print.  Most pupils learned how to create a two colour print using pressprint.  The quality of the work achieved was very impressive.

A successful print

Sixth Form Trip to Paris


Josh at the Eiffel Tower

Monet at L'Orangerie

Saturday Morning Art School – 8 May


More than fifty young people from Churchdown Arts Partnership Schools attended workshops with artists, organised by Sara Rickard, Community Arts Leader.  Children took part in jewellery-making, clay, textiles and large scale collage workshops run by artists and teachers, Bettina Bunce, Sue Belinfante, Barbara Disney and Karen Bunting.

A group of adults worked with artist Simon Packard in the Curve Gallery learning printmaking techniques.

Andrea Dryland ran a well-attended GCSE extension session specially for Year 10 students.

Sue Brown – Private View – 5 May