Dean Close School Hosts First-Ever Art Skills Workshop

Just before the end of the first half of the term, Dean Close School hosted its first-ever Art Skills Workshop, inviting pupils from various local primary and prep schools to receive specialized art tuition in a highly enjoyable afternoon.

The event featured participants from Leckhampton Primary School Year 5, Dean Close St John’s Year 5, 6, and 7, Dean Close Prep School Year 5, 6, and 7, as well as pupils from Beaudesert Park School, Hatherop Castle School, and Pinewood School. This diverse group of young artists came together to explore and enhance their creative skills.

The afternoon began with a guided tour of the Bonbernard Gallery, where Dean Close School pupils led the tours, providing insightful commentary on different pieces of GCSE and A Level art and discussing the inspiration behind each work. This peer-led approach not only enriched the visiting pupils' experience but also showcased the depth of understanding and passion of our own students.

Following the gallery tour, the guests enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea, offering a perfect opportunity for socialising and relaxation

before diving into the hands-on workshop. The workshop was lead by the Dean Close School Art Department teaching staff and focused on a collage art piece, allowing the pupils to experiment with various materials and images with techniques to create their own unique pieces.

The day concluded with a short presentation highlighting the standout works created during the workshop. This segment celebrated the creativity and effort of the pupils, providing them with a sense of accomplishment and pride in their artistic achievements.

Overall, the Art Skills Workshop was a tremendous success, fostering creativity and camaraderie among the young artists and leaving a lasting impression on all who attended. Dean Close School is proud to have hosted such a vibrant and inspiring event, and we look forward to many more in the future.