Workshop produces budding artists

Twenty
Primary school students expanded their knowledge of art
when they recently attended a Children’s Art Workshop at Dart Park
on South Church Street.

Students ages 8-13 were first
invited to enter the Wyland Marine Life Art Competition by submitting artwork
of any aquatic nature. The top 20 students were then given the opportunity to
work alongside world
renowned artist Wyland.

The
accomplished painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, and scuba diver and
recent 2010 inductee into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, was a
charm working along with the students.

He
encouraged and praised each student on their art work as they followed his directions
on his own creation of an underwater scene with a turtle.

During
the course of the workshop facilitated by the Department of Tourism and the National
Gallery, students learned how to mix colours as they copied various styles from the artist.

Wyland is famous for his
“Whale Walls” where he painted huge murals of whales on the sides of
buildings. These walls can be seen around the world and are completely unique
to this artist.

Wyland
will be displaying some of his work along with a variety of student artwork
created at the workshop during [email protected]’s.

 The student with the winning artwork will receive
tickets to attend the underwater film festival and scuba hall of fame events.

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Students work alongside artist Wyland at a Children’s Art Workshop held at Dart Park on South Church Street.
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