Nearly half way through the term again and schools have been coming and making some show-stopping art work. So here’s the full unedited gallery from three of the sessions: To the Skeleton, Draw to Explore and an insect research session…
Just a couple of weeks ago we went ‘To The Skeleton’ with Manchester Health Academy – we made negative scissor drawings, through-acetate drawings, and then mixed it all up.
Ewing School came and took over our Entomology stores for two afternoons and gave us some thoughtful insight on the new Nature Discovery displays. Both groups even managed to squeeze in the time to make some breathtaking study-drawings using good old-fashioned pencil and paper – a classic combination! They left us with lots of promises that they would come back and show us the sculpture work developed from their studies, so watch this space!
The Draw to Explore session with Tarleton High School seemed to develop it’s own ‘time’ theme, with the students drawing what they could see out of the tower window as well as what they discovered inside. Maybe they’d been inspired by their research of artists who’ve previously made work at the museum: Ilana Halperin, Jamie Shovlin, Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan, and Jordan Baseman.
Now all these artists can join the likes of Turner Prize nominated Lucy Skaer who also uses museum objects in her work.