Masterclass in art

DSC_0042aSTUDENTS drew inspiration from masterpieces during an art class with a difference. Hodgson Academy took part in The National Big Draw, the world’s biggest drawing festival, on Tuesday 20th October.

A group of Year 10 Hodgson students were joined by students from Baines Endowed Primary, in Thornton, Bispham Endowed Primary and Park Community Academy, in Blackpool for the event, which had the theme ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’. The students were challenged to experiment with different art techniques and materials during the day-long workshop.

Liverpool-based professional artist Ruth Morrissey, who specialises in fine art, was on hand to provide advice and guidance to the budding artists. Students devised their own interpretations of paintings from an archive collection at Blackpool’s Grundy Art Gallery.

DSC_0034aArt teacher Mrs Duggan said: “The Big Draw was a huge success with some fantastic pieces of work produced. I am hoping that some of this work might be selected to be displayed in an exhibition being planned, as part of a programme called Beyond the Frame, by the Grundy Art Gallery next year.”

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