A level artists had the opportunity to develop their skills by undertaking a one-day workshop with contemporary printmaker Paul Hipkiss at the RBSA Gallery.
Paul Hipkiss is member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and Hon Curator at the Gallery, which promotes a range of contemporary visual arts such as ceramics, painting and printmaking. He is renowned for his distinctive prints featuring local landmarks and canal views. Paul is a prolific artist in his own right, but he is also an expert on the history of printmaking techniques and he works with a diverse range of artists, students, and teachers as part of the his role at the Gallery.
During the workshop, Paul demonstrated a variety of printmaking techniques such as collagraph, relief printing and intaglio. Under his direction, sixth form students Danielle Roberts, Emma White and Alexander Michael were then able to not only to extend their approach, but also to gain a valuable insight into the continued impact of this exciting technique.
The Gallery Staff were very impressed by our students and praised them for their excellent work ethic and the high standard of prints produced during the day. As a result, Highclare School has been invited back to the Gallery for further workshops in the future.
Information about work by Paul Hipkiss or the RBSA Gallery can be found at www.rbsa.org.uk