Year 12 Talia’s Architectural Drawing Summer School

Head of Art, Kirsty Mareau-Jones writes:

“In June, Talia was selected from a competitive field to participate in the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Kingston University Architectural Drawing Summer School. The school was held in association with Drawing Matter Trust, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, and Wells Cathedral. This one-week residential course focused on architectural sketching and drawing, whilst offering students a defining experience at a crucial point in their intellectual and personal development.

On Saturday the 2nd of September on a glorious late summer’s afternoon, an open review of the work by students was exhibited at Hauser and Wirth Somerset. There was an exciting energy and buzz from participating students, lecturers and supporters. It was also evident that Talia had participated in a really, exciting and formative week, that had a real impact on her thoughts about architecture, buildings and drawing.

Architecture is an ever-changing art, an art that can be expressed in many different forms. In exploring the different forms, spaces can be transformed by our imaginations. Every building consists of many different layers. Each layer contains details that give every building its individuality and we contribute to these layers of history through our own interventions.

We would like to thank all of the organisations involved in this exciting creative initiative for young people. I hope very much that we will have students in the future who are able to participate in similar experiences.”