Miss A. Barnard, Subject Leader: Art, writes:
On Monday 5th November, Year 12 students were given the opportunity to take part in an oil painting workshop at Mardleybury Gallery, funded by the Art Society of Welwyn Garden City. Students were able to experiment with new and exciting media to further explore our current unit of work looking and investigating surfaces. Marilyn, the gallery owner and workshop tutor, gave students the freedom to explore their own individual style from verbal instructions and short tutorials. This led students to interpret the work without limitation and create a personalised outcome. Year 12 did a fantastic job in representing Stanborough and excelled in a range of oil painting techniques. We would like to thank the support and funding from The Arts Society Welwyn Garden who will be working with the department over this coming year. We would also like to thank both Marilyn and Naz for such wonderful hospitality and a fantastic workshop, the students thoroughly enjoyed their time at Mardleybury Gallery and gained some valuable skills in oil painting.
‘I enjoyed the visit as it gave me a chance to explore media I have not yet explored and can not work with inside of school. It was also nice to meet experienced artists and get further advice and tips.’
‘It was a challenging workshop but I really enjoyed it and would love to try something like that again!’