Budding artists at The Skinners’ Kent Academy have created a work of art as part of the Community Creator’s Project with Tunbridge Wells Museum.
Working with artist Nova Marshall, on Saturdays and during half term, they have made an abstract, tree-like sculpture that represents the growth of knowledge. The students painted the artwork grey to represent the cement of the new Skinners’ Kent Academy building and to symbolise their education, which they feel is organic, but in a grounded structure.
Teacher of Design Technology at The Skinners’ Kent Academy, Mr Blake, says “the students have put a lot of effort into this project. Interacting with an artist has given them the opportunity to embrace the subject and develop their understanding of abstract art.”
Year 10 student, Rabina Pun, says “It was fun making the sculpture. We worked really well as a team and I loved working in 3-D. I’m pretty pleased with the finished product.”
The original work will go on show in a special Community Curators exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 10 March - Saturday 26 May 2012.
Thu, March 1, 2012
by Talya Roberson