Anticipated Cost: $3,300
Leader: Ian Murphy
CAS Element: Creativity
When: From Monday 19 to Friday 23 November
Where: West Island School
Who for: Year 11 - 13 (particularly beneficial for IGCSE and IB Students)
A 5 day Art Workshop: Drawing, Painting and Printmaking
An opportunity to experience an intense five day workshop with Fine Artist Ian Murphy in the Art department. Click here to view the itinerary for the week.
Techniques to suit your personal development
The week will be structured to provide you with an opportunity to experience a range of exciting art techniques and processes, allowing you to create pieces that will not only expand your process portfolio but to also work on potential large scale finished artworks.
Materials and techniques
Working from small scale development ideas through to important finished pieces.
You will have the opportunity to use techniques best suited to small scale sketchbook work, but to also expand into potential new working areas of collagraph printmaking and mixed media Oil Painting.
It will be your chance to try something for the first time or possibly consolidate pieces that are in need of some focused attention and guidance.
Extending your individual practice
Our aim is to extend your personal themes, ideas and projects. Using all your initial research as a focal point to the week, we will tailor a program that will extend your technical practice and will also focus your goals to produce a range of potential outcomes for your particular Art course.
We will support your current body of work but also challenge you to possibly expand your practice into potential new areas and methods.
Working with a professional artist
Ian Murphy is a renowned Fine Artist who’s studio practice involves a multitude of mixed media, drawing and painting techniques. His enthusiasm for exciting layered surfaces will have a strong influence on the working methods in the week, but is not necessarily the priority to your progress in the session.
He is a very experienced Art Educator with a strong knowledge of IB, BTEC and GCSE course strategies. The week long session will allow you constant daily contact about your ideas, which will not only benefit your skills and techniques but also provide an opportunity to plan for progression during the coming months.
Studying his Artworks
Throughout the art rooms there will be a large range of Ian Murphy’s sketchbooks and finished artworks for you to explore and study. Having first hand access to artwork is always such an important part of the learning process, and studying the intricate textured surfaces will be such a benefit to your own practice.