Young artists got a HEAD start by LANDING an art masterclass

Manor College of Technology sudent Robyn Bruce with her painting. Picture by FRANK REID
Manor College of Technology sudent Robyn Bruce with her painting. Picture by FRANK REID

A TALENTED bunch of young artists have produced a cracking display of work centred around an historic part of Hartlepool.

Year 10 pupils from Manor College of Technology, in Hartlepool, took part in their first ever Arts Summer School which saw them spend time at the town’s Headland sketching and taking pictures of items of interest.

Once they had completed their research the pupils headed back to school where they created some eye-catching and interesting art montages and ceramic work.

Arts and design subject leader Jerry Carne said he was delighted with the work of the students and said the quality was of a very high standard.

He said: “It’s been our very first Arts Summer School as a chance for more able pupils to have four days’ immersion in pure art work.

“We studied the Headland and had a day out sketching and taking photographs of the Headland and worked for four days back in college doing ceramics and fine art painting.”

He added: “It was a brilliant project for them and they all thoroughly enjoyed it.

“It was really good. They all got really stuck in and the quality of work that came out really shows their commitment.

“It will certainly give them all a good chance of raising their GCSE grades substantially, and to put on a display.

“This is also a chance of showing the type of work our kids are capable of doing.”

The pupils created their work after looking closely at architecture of buildings, hinges, window frames, street lamps and wildlife.