Wild at Art

Artist Sally Ann Conwell is a regular guest to our school, having presented for a number of years an annual workshop for our Year 5 students on responding to natural disasters through art.

This week, Ms Conwell ran an artist workshop for our Year 11 Visual Arts students on the fauves.

Fauvism is an early 20th Century art movement which is characterised by strong colours and seemingly wild brush strokes. Due to the bold use of colour and fierce application of paint they were dubbed painters fauves which translated to wild beasts.

Our students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop especially the opportunity to create their own wild works of portraiture.