My 9 year old son, Jack has been involved in a little art project of his own recently. He's spent the last 8 weeks on an Artist Experience course run by the Penzance Pirates Rugby Club's Learning Zone. He was chosen to be part of this project that allowed school children to see what it would be like to experience the life of an artist! From going to galleries, coming up with ideas, life drawing, sending work to be framed and even self promotion, they spent 1 day a week for 8 weeks on the project!
Today, the 8 week project culminated in the Artist Experience Exhibition in St. Ives at the Crypt Gallery. This must have been a wonderful experience for all were involved, i wish i could have done something like this at school! Big respect to John Watson from the Learning Zone, who organised the project with the participating schools and who taught the children too. What a fantastic project, and what a group of talented kids!