This week Year 9 and Year 8 have worked with an artist for a day as part of our annual Artist-in-Residence programme.

The purpose of having artists-in-residence is to expose our students to practicing artists, giving them space and time to work without the pressures of everyday school life.

Artist residencies are important because they provide opportunities for students to spend time in a new atmosphere and environment. They support cultural and artistic exchange, nurture experimentation and new ideas, and support research and the development of new work.

Year 8’s worked with our very own Kathy Coulson and produced a mixed media wax piece in her style. Year 9’s worked with Craig Paterson, a British artist from Drift Interiors in Phuket Town, and learned all about graffiti. They produced tags and spray painted recycled canvases.

All the work completed by the students will be displayed in  school shortly.

Click here to view the photo album

For more information, contact Claire Lester: [email protected]