Kew Gardens was the inspiration for the latest exhibition produced by Art Scholars at The Abbey School. After a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Richmond the students produced work ranging from digital to mixed media pieces and oil paintings. Their trip took place in September at the beginning of the academic year. Throughout the year as part of the Art Scholars Programme, the students work in mixed age groups and attend clubs, open studio sessions and workshops run by professional artists.
Twenty-eight Art Scholars ranging from Upper III (Year 7) to Upper Sixth have their work on display in The Gallery, Turret House, at The Abbey which is open for pupils, parents and staff to view.
Girls in Upper II (Year 5) found out more about the Art Scholars Programme at The Abbey School, when they came to view this latest exhibition:
Art Scholar Jessica in Lower V says she has learned a lot through the Art Scholar Programme:
"Art Scholars is such a great experience. I have learnt many new skills and medias including the Photoshop and intense watercolours which I loved experimenting with! I really enjoyed using Photoshop as I found lots of new techniques that I used for my final piece. It was very beneficial to work with students in all the other year groups as I was inspired by their artwork and I took ideas from their pieces to influence my art. My favourite part were the masterclasses as they taught me fun, new styles that I never knew you could do with art."