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Posted on 5 Feb

Su Blackwell's Post 16 Paper Art Workshop

This month artist Su Blackwell who predominantly produces work within the realms of paper, visited Knole Academy to run a workshop for our post 16 students. She delivered an exciting session focused on paper-cutting, and how to use existing imagery from book pages and magazines to tell a story. Our students were taught how to use paper cutting techniques and create their own tunnel book, with many linking this to the theme of their coursework projects. Our post 16 students have learnt skills that will be incredibly useful as they complete their A Level courses, and provide a great starting point for their exam projects.

“I loved the workshop, I loved the skills and techniques that we learnt.  I worked all day and really enjoyed it; please can we have Su back!
Willow, Year 13 Fine Art

“I really enjoyed meeting the challenge of a new skill, especially as I was actually rather nervous about the prospect. My teachers and friends really made me feel I could do it and I did!”
Billy, Year 13 Fine Art, Textile Design and Graphic Communication

“As soon as I walked in I was motivated to work with the skills Su demonstrated. I created an idea quite quickly to form a box-tunnel book, responding to the imagery available.”
Harry, Year 13 Textile Design

“It was an experience to remember, I have gained a new skill that I can use in the future, and I made a piece of work for my coursework.”
Elliemay, Year 13 Textile Design and Graphic Communication

“It took me a while to think of a design but then I really got into it by responding to illustrations I found in the books provided. I really enjoyed the experience and the fact that it introduced me to a new technique so much so, that the next day I brought in a book to continue working on the technique;  making a new tunnel book linked to my coursework.”
Olivia, Year 13 Fine Art



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