Stone Workshop Students Carve Creative Pieces

Year 9 students were treated to a stone carving workshop run by local artist and stone carver, Anne-Marie Scott, on 13 July.

The interactive workshop, donated by local creative arts charity, The Helen Foundation, saw students creating artwork from designs created during lessons. Students worked in pairs having chosen a particular design to work on and used special stone-carving tools to complete their projects.

Local Artist Anne-Marie Scott worked with Year 9 students to help produce their stone carvings
Local Artist Anne-Marie Scott worked with Year 9 students to help produce their stone carvings
Anne-Marie Scott said of the workshop: “Students really got a lot out of the workshop. It was fantastic to see them designing their own piece and having the physical ability to impose their will on the stone. They are a hardworking group and have made some really good progress towards an end product.”

Year 9 student, Abigail Lister said: “The workshop has been great; it has given us all a new way of expressing art. We have never covered this area before and to have the opportunity to work with a professional has been amazing.”

Students created their sculptures from their own designs
Students created their sculptures from their own designs

Teacher of Art and workshop leader, Beatrice Newell, said: “The stone carving workshop has been a wonderful opportunity for our students to create alongside a working practitioner to develop their creative skills. Huge thanks must go The Helen Foundation who kindly donated this workshop which has allowed our outstanding students to broaden their artistic horizons.”

Stone Carving Workshop The Helen Foundation Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 7
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