Art Students Take Part In Workshop At Award-Winning Gallery

Mollie Fraser (Year 13), Jamie Tuck (Year 13), Thomas Fletcher-Tomlinson (Year 12), Cameron Warren (Year 13), Abby Gilliat (Year 12) and Olivia Simpson (Year 12) arrive at The Hepworth Gallery ahead of their sculpture workshop.

Year 12 and 13 Art students from Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College have taken part in a Sculpture Work shop with the resident artist at an award-winning art gallery.

The students visited The Hepworth Gallery, in Wakefield, which showcases the best international modern and contemporary art. Students had the opportunity to respond to the work of Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Bill Brandt with the intention of exploring the discipline of sculpture and form.

The students created personal responses in a variety of media that helped them investigate the properties and construction of materials.

Art Teacher Tony Davis said: "This workshop has been an excellent opportunity for students to question how art can be made and critique its purpose – critiquing abstraction in art will aid their own development as practitioners."

Art student Cameron Warren said: "I have really enjoyed working with different materials to create different styles of artwork – it has been a good opportunity to explore abstraction."

Cameron Warren (Year 13) and Thomas Fletcher-Tomlinson (Year 12) take part in the sculpture workshop.

Olivia Simpson and Abby Gilliat (both Year 12).

Art Teacher Tony Davis with Year 13 Art students, Jamie Tuck and Mollie Fraser, on a tour of the galleries at the Hepworth, Wakefield.

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Caroline L Yates BA (Hons).

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