Capturing the essence of place in Lulworth

Head of Art, Mrs Kirsty Mareau-Jones, writes:

Lower Sixth art students participated in a two-day painting and drawing trip to the Jurassic coast. Students were encouraged to capture ‘The essence of place’, through observing and recording, textures, shapes, lines and tonal qualities at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. They worked immersed in the landscape, and sometimes the weather! This direct contact with the environment, produced some evocative and intuitive work.
 
Our students worked really hard, challenging their existing knowledge and producing personal and sensitive responses, using charcoal, ink, pen, watercolour, with various mark making tools. They also recorded details, traces, seaweed, rock pools and water. Back at school we continued our work based on the coastline, printing with an incredible array of seaweeds and making cyanotypes.
 
We all enjoyed the magnificent Dorset coastline, and were delighted by how our Lower Sixth students embraced the experience.