15th June 2023
In 2022 local artist, Jemma Brown worked with Year 10 students at the Venn Academy Boulevard Centre looking at folklore and sea monsters.
In 2022, local artist, Jemma Brown worked with Year 10 students at the Venn Academy Boulevard Centre looking at folklore and sea monsters.
Using antique maps, illustrations and sailor stories from around the world as a starting point students designed their own sea monsters. Working in groups to start a series of Venn Academy Sea Monsters were created.
Developing their ideas further students experimented with mixed media and lino printing, a printing process new to the groups.
Jemma Brown, said: "With the fantastic work produced last year, I am look forward to seeing what ideas the young people create with the maritime inspiration."
Mrs Kennington from Venn Academy, said: “Jemma carried out one of her maritime workshops during the summer term at The Venn Boulevard Centre. The students loved the tasks which challenged their imagination and creativity.
“We looked at legendary tales and sea creatures capturing new and old ideas within their drawings and interpretations. The students are aged 14+ and come from a variety of backgrounds, with differing abilities. The students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and it was a great end to the year.”
Jemma will return to Venn Academy later this month to work with a new group of young people, who have just recently finished their exams. They will focus on maritime tales and folklore again and explore lino printing and mixed media to spread the maritime project further through the community.