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Trees, Teaching and Tutoring

This month brought many exciting opportunities for my art career, teaching and exhibitions.

I have finally revealed the work I made for the Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2022, and I will be making a separate blog post about this exhibition soon. One of the pieces is 'Yet dwells the strain enshrined in the memory', a drawing inspired by a tree which exists within a place which is meaningful to me. I made this drawing whilst on my residency at George Watson's College. It took a few months to make which meant pupils, staff and parents witnessed the process of the tree growing!

Yet dwells the strain enshrined in the memory

I used my drawing to inspire, plan and deliver lessons to classes of Primary 7 pupils at George Watson's College. Inspired by Feel-Good February, the artist Jim Dine, and my work, we went outside to create dramatic drawings of a tree. The Primary 7 pupils loved the project and the energy they had when making their drawings outside was inspiring!

Primary 7 drawings

I have also had the exciting opportunity to teach another Workshop at Leith School of Art for the One Day Painting Course. The workshop was Exploring Gesso: Surface and Image. I taught students the process of using an image transfer and then working with Mixed Media onto the surfaces of the images. The workshop was such a great success and the students had fantastic results.

Workshop at Leith School of Art

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