A-LEVEL STUDENTS ENJOY FANTASTIC MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP BY LEADING ARTIST
Our Year 13 A-level Art students took part in a full-day workshop with Ian Murphy, a leading mixed media artist. Ian is best known for his powerful, tonal drawings and atmospheric, mixed media oil paintings or architectural places.
Before the students started to create their own work, Ian set the scene by introducing his Art and explaining how he achieves his very distinctive look that is very much admired both in the UK and internationally. He brought in a wide selection of artwork so the students could really get a feel for the materials and methods he uses to such great effect.
The students spent over four hours creating their own artwork with Ian on hand to give them guidance along the way. Throughout the workshop, he had break-out time from the practical work to give further advice and tips. The students learned a number of techniques, inspired by the visual stimulus of Ian’s Art.
Mrs James, Lead Teacher for Art, said: “We approached Ian to do a workshop with our students because we have studied his work as part of our architecture Unit in Year 12. His work has an amazing blend of draughtsmanship, beautiful surface texture and an evocative sense of place. Students on our A-level course have had an inspirational experience in which they have worked with an artist they have studied as part of the course, thus bringing their studies to life. Ian has explained and shared his working methodology and approach from his observational work in his sketchbooks to larger outcomes. This has given students an invaluable insight into the creative process and a brilliant opportunity to explore new and exciting materials and techniques which they can use in their work in the future.”
You can find out more about Ian’s work HERE.