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Year 7 Dulwich College pupils immerse themselves in Art Creative Workshop Day

Working alongside visiting artists from the forthcoming exhibition, 'Humdrum', Year 7 pupils at Dulwich College immersed themselves in a Free Learning Day of art workshops. The focus was on nurturing their individuality while discovering the knowledge and skills required to develop further, both as young artists and as creative collaborators. Through an eclectic mix of nine workshops, pupils were invited to look at the everyday world with fresh eyes, prompting them to rethink their relationship to mass-produced objects, technology and familiar places. The pupils were also able to grasp (literally in many cases) the importance of understanding materials, learning and experimenting through touch and direct physical engagement to create their own responses to the ‘Humdrum’ exhibition. Artists Adam Hennessy, Sarah Christie, Robin Tarbet and Sebastian Sochin encouraged boys to create work ranging from plaster cast towers to drawings made from royal icing and marzipan, and as the day progressed, clay vessels, wallpaper printing, wrapped and bound structures, florescent comic-books and large collaborative ink drawings emerged from seemingly nowhere. The array of outcomes produced is testament to the enormous sense of community generated by a working studio and will be exhibited in the College’s gallery space, The Store, alongside the work of 12 contemporary artists, including Dulwich Art Teacher Bruce Ingram, as part of 'Humdrum’.

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7th November 2019 — Working alongside visiting artists from the forthcoming exhibition, 'Humdrum', Year 7 pupils at Dulwich College immersed themselves in a Free Learning Day of art workshops. The focus was on nurturing their individuality while discovering the knowledge and skills required to develop further, both as young artists and as creative collaborators. Through an eclectic mix of nine workshops, pupils were invited to look at the everyday world with fresh eyes, prompting them to rethink their relationship to mass-produced objects, technology and familiar places. The pupils were also able to grasp (literally in many cases) the importance of understanding materials, learning and experimenting through touch and direct physical engagement to create their own responses to the ‘Humdrum’ exhibition. Artists Adam Hennessy, Sarah Christie, Robin Tarbet and Sebastian Sochin encouraged boys to create work ranging from plaster cast towers to drawings made from royal icing and marzipan, and as the day progressed, clay vessels, wallpaper printing, wrapped and bound structures, florescent comic-books and large collaborative ink drawings emerged from seemingly nowhere. The array of outcomes produced is testament to the enormous sense of community generated by a working studio and will be exhibited in the College’s gallery space, The Store, alongside the work of 12 contemporary artists, including Dulwich Art Teacher Bruce Ingram, as part of 'Humdrum’.

Dulwich College (Boys 11-18) is a day and boarding school in South East London.

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