Year 12 students visited the West Yorkshire Print Workshop in order to work with the artist Helaina Sharpley.
Helaina, who is a practising artist and designer specialising in wirework and wall art, shared her business knowledge, her sources of inspiration and taught Year 12 Art students new techniques and skills as part of their visit to the West Yorkshire Print Workshop. Helaina’s workshop is the starting point for a series of lessons where Year 12 students will be working with the artist to produce a collaborative public art piece for permanent display in school. Narjis Khan said: “She told us her journey through school and how she has reached where she is now. We were able to experiment using the wire and the technique she uses to create tea cups and saucers. It’s a different style to what we’ve all usually worked with and is a form of work that I would consider using in the near future. All in all, I enjoyed going to meet her and see her work area.”
See more about the artist Helaina Sharpley here.