Brenda Burgess Arts .  Maidstone, Kent, England. 

 email brendaburgess@brendaburgessarts.co.uk  

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Senior School Workshops

'Every child, whatever his or her circumstances, should have the chance to experience the artistic excellence of our cultural heritage, the very best of dance, theatre , opera and music, our museums and galleries, art and literature.''H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.

 

 

'Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.'

Pablo Piccasso.

 

 

ROMAN POTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 2-3 (7-13)

 

In this workshop we look at the life of a working potter in Roman Britain. We look at how his work and need for materials would have affected his life. We also explore and discuss something that most of us touch every day and many will never think about - clay.

Areas of Study Covered.:- History (National and Social), Art and Design (Properties of Materials , Design and 3D work).

Sessions Approx 1hour.

Up to 4 sessions in a day. Guide number approx 30.

 

 

 

HERALDRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key stage 2 &3 (8-13).

 

In this workshop students explore why heraldry was used, modern 'heraldry' and personal identity. Students make a clay heraldic seal. This always gets people thinking! Study areas covered :- Art (2D and3D), National and Social History, Personal Identity, Branding.

 

Session 1 hour approx.

4 sessions per day. Guide numbers in each class approx.30.

 

 

AFRICAN MASK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 2/3/4/Adult.

 

In this workshop we look at one of the biggest influences on western artists in the 20th century - African Art. Art from Africa had a deep effect on artists such as Piccasso and Modigliani and changed the way they worked. In this workshop we look at the way African masks use symbolism, patterns and form to create powerful images.

 

Max. 20 per class

Session approx. 1 hour

4 sessions per day.

Can be run as a special study day.

 

 

YOUNG ARTIST DAYS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key stage 2 &3 (8-13)

 

An intense arts day for those students showing particular artistic promise. Can be used as part of the schools Gifted and Talented Artist Programme. Useful for those hoping to apply for Arts Scholarships. Suggested areas of study; Interior Design or Portraits. A lot of 'deep art' done in a short time!

 

Maximum number of students 20. Half days or whole days.

 

 

 

PORTRAIT HEAD WORKSHOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key stage 4 - Adult

 

Why not spend the day exploring the human face in depth? This workshop is suitable for senior schools and colleges. From direct observation of the model and with Brenda's understanding of anatomy, the group explores what makes one person so individual. By the end of the day students will produce a half life-size portrait sculpture in clay.

 

Maximum students 10. Practical all day session.

 

 

Workshops guide price :- £265 per day 

                                            £165 per half day

School Residencies from £135 per day

 

 

 

 

 

 

All workshops and their content remain the visual and intellectual property of the artist. c2006. By booking Brenda Burgess you recognise all workshops remain her intellectual property at all times.