Art Day at Hodgson

Big Draw 4 resizeSTUDENTS drew on local landmarks whilst participating in a national art event. Hodgson Academy took part in The National Big Draw, the world’s biggest drawing festival, on 22nd October.

The students produced landscapes and seascapes in a variety of formats, including abstract art, based on the theme ‘It’s Our World’. Lead Teacher of Art Mrs Duggan is now to combine these drawings to make an abstract map collage of the Fylde Coast, which will eventually be exhibited.

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She said: “As part of The National Big Draw, I wanted to stage an art day to encourage younger students and local primaries to develop their artistic skills. We were delighted to welcome several students from Breck Primary School, in Poulton-le-Fylde. These students were from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and they came in to Hodgson Academy to work alongside my Year 7 and 8 Art Club students.

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“They had the opportunity to take part in different workshops led by local artist Dave Healey (who goes under the name Infected by Design), two fine art degree students, Sally Vickers and Julie Taylor, from Blackpool and the Fylde College, and four of our GCSE art students.”

Year 8 student Abigail Eaves enjoyed the experience. She said: “We were taught to experiment with art and be really creative. We could do whatever we wanted as nothing we produced was technically wrong.”

Big Draw 1 resizeYear 11 student Jordan Stultz helped to oversee a workshop on chalk drawings. He said: “I have really enjoyed working with and helping the younger students.”

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