Our L6th artists enjoyed an excellent workshop with talented artist Michala Gyetvai just before Half Term. The group of eager pupils, who were joined by Mrs Alyson Heath (Textiles and HE) and Mr Paul Cleaver (Head of Art) during the day, were all able to create their own 'tapestry' or 'romantic landscape' of a countryside scene that inspired them.
The day was particularly memorable for Bethany Gaunt since the group unanimously agreed that her creation was the best of the day.
Michala's biography describes her as 'a fine artist who paints and sculpts with threads, stitching and layering her images in a complex variety of materials, employing both hand and machine techniques.' Her intricate skill is seen very clearly in her creations and the colours in her work are as various as those on a painter's palette. Our pupils were captivated by her work with twisted fibres, thick wool, fabric fragments, crocheted cotton, fine silks and contrasts of matt and lustre.