Braeside pupils were extremely lucky to have a portrait artist in for the morning.
Paul studied at the Royal Academy Schools. He won the 2003 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Britain’s foremost award for drawing, and was shortlisted for the inaugural Threadneedle Prize 2008.
Paul examines today’s world of politicians, culture and conflict; photojournalism and film stills inspire his drawings and paintings. The resulting work is sometimes satirical, sometimes serious but never pure reproduction.
The pupils worked with a range of materials including charcoal and paint. They were encouraged to take risks with the materials and techniques and above all enjoy creating art-work. Once again we were blown away with the results produced by all the pupils as they put 100% into the workshop. Well done on a fantastic morning!
Here’s what Gracie In Year 9 had to say about the workshop:
‘I highly enjoyed the ‘drawing to painting’ workshop today. We looked at multiple art materials like paint and were able to experiment with lots of different techniques. I enjoyed stepping outside of my comfort zone, and finding solutions to different art problems. The artist was truly knowledgeable and gave us lots of encouragement. I will definitely techniques that I have discovered today in my future art-work.’