Y6 Book Illustration Arts Workshop

Our Arts ambassadors were active again, sharing their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm with our younger pupils.

Sean W (Y11), having recently completed his GCSEs, returned to school to conduct an art and illustration workshop with our Year 6 pupils. He gave a presentation on his own practice; including work from recent commissions, his series of illustrated published books and private commissions. His art company is quite an impressive achievement and this provided both inspiration and aspiration. His love and passion for Art was evident throughout the morning.

Pupils began by exploring the work of illustrators they may recognise, from the popular Gruffalo and numerous characters brought to life by Axel Scheffler for Julia Donaldson through to the expressive drawings of Quentin Blake for Roald Dahl. Pupils discussed how illustrators could literally bring books to life through their magical expressive powers. Pupils then set to work on a group illustration inspired by the jungle animal theme of Scheffler and the logo sloth design produced by Sean for his illustration company. This culminated in a lively jungle composition entitled ‘The Jungle Sloth’ which will be exhibited in school from next week.

Mrs S Hardisty