Last week Gorsey Bank participated in Art Week where they were able to take part in different art activities across the school.
Pupils got involved in all sorts of art projects, from learning about different artists to experimenting in their different styles.
To top off what was already a great week, the school had a visit from Dave Draws, the artist behind the new mural in assembly hall!
The mural, Gorsey Bank’s Hall of Fame, features a selection of famous figures that pupils and staff voted as being their biggest role models and inspirations. It includes the likes of Sir David Attenborough, Malala Yousafzai, and Marcus Rashford – to name a few.
Dave Draws led an assembly telling pupils about his art, how he became an artist and his biggest inspirations. Afterwards, there was a Q&A where pupils could ask their questions:
What do you do if you make a mistake?
– If I catch it quick enough, I can just wipe it away!
How long did it take you to make the mural?
– I managed to finish it in two days – I was quite happy with that
What made you want to become an artist?
– I’ve enjoyed drawing since I was in Primary school, but I didn’t realise I could make my hobby into a career – once I discovered I could, I didn’t look back!
Who was your favourite person to draw on the mural?
– It had to be Frida Kahlo – she was an artist who painted a lot of self-portraits so it was fun to draw her in my own style!
If you could add someone to the mural who inspires you, who would you choose?
– I would have chosen Keith Haring. He is an artist whose style has really inspired my work. He is definitely a role model for me, I love his graffiti art!
We also asked the pupils who their favourite person on the wall is. The most popular role model was resoundingly Sir David Attenborough!
Thank you Dave for making the mural and giving the pupils some artistic inspiration!