Art students at Bloxham School’s Sixth Form enjoyed a day’s life drawing workshop with artist and illustrator Charlotte Steel last Friday.
The event was with the outreach team from the Royal Academy and began with a number of preliminary drawing exercises, including looking at various stimuli such as words, gestures and sounds and the expressive marks in charcoal they inspired.
Robert Matthew, director of art at Bloxham School, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to develop their drawing skills and to learn from such an experienced and inspiring tutor.”
The day involved each of the students producing their own charcoal life drawings, generating some hugely impressive work by the end of the session. The experience was designed to increase the students’ confidence to use drawing as an experimental medium in its own right and to enhance their understanding of the figure.
Headteacher Paul Sanderson has also expressed his delight with Sixth Form students Hector Gardiner, Oliver Haynes and Harry Moir, who have all received conditional offers to study at Cambridge.