Newark secondary school students receive masterclass in creative arts
Secondary school pupils had a taste of college life participating in creative workshops in Newark.
Year 10 and 11 pupils at The Suthers School in Fernwood and Belvoir Academy in Bottesford were invited to participate in a four creative workshops across two days.
The workshops took place at Newark College and under the guidance of college tutors, the pupils experimented with printmaking, painting, photography and ceramics.
Fleur Patrick is an art technician at Newark College who helped to deliver the creative workshops.
She said: “The students from both schools were an absolute delight to work with, they engaged fully with everything we asked them to do and they made some really fantastic work.
“During their time with us, the students made cyanotype photographic prints, they made photographs using a pin hole camera, they learned the process of screen printing and made some really interesting 3-colour prints.
Mrs Helen Wroe, a teacher at The Suthers School, said “The two days have provided an invaluable opportunity for our students in making informed decisions about their futures.
"Thank you so much to the creative team.”
Anya Turner, year 10 pupil at The Suthers School, said: “There are a lot of opportunities and possibilities to explore at Newark College.
"I have been able to really express myself.”
Fellow classmate, Abygail Shajimon said: “It has been a wonderful experience and has given us a taste of what we want to do in the future.”
Fleur added: "They explored mark making with paint and produced large abstract paintings and finally they worked with clay to make their own ceramic forms, which will be passed on to them once they’re fired.”
The workshops also enabled Newark College to showcase their facilities, and due to the success of these two days they are planning to organise more workshops for the Autumn term.