Last weekend, the Art department set up a virtual Urban Landscape Drawing workshop with artist Jeanette Barnes. This workshop was initially for our Lower Sixth Art students, but four Upper Sixth artists joined in the workshop too to extend their drawing skills to add to their portfolios ahead of their tertiary study. In normal times, the pupils would have travelled to London to attend her open-air urban drawing workshop, but with the current circumstances, we had to bring the city to Zoom instead!
Elliot Gooding (Upper Sixth) reflects on the workshop below:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the mixture of imagination and freedom Jeanette promoted through her use of narrative, whilst we all individually interpreted her commentary. Separately, we all used various mediums, such as charcoal and graphite, to interpret the photos she showed us of London, as well as the imagined scenes she spoke of. Jeanette did an amazing job of encouraging spontaneous marks and gestural movement with the charcoal, in order to create a lively and atmospheric view of London. A massive thank you to her, as I am sure my fellow artists would agree, as we all thoroughly enjoyed it!”