Royal Academy artists visit KES

Following Aelfred Hillman’s prize entry to the Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show, the Art Department welcomed Jake and Lucy from the Royal Academy for an oil painting workshop. The Sixth Form artists were joined by last year’s leavers, Aelfred and Millie, who are currently both on Art Foundation courses. The workshop looked at mark making and observation, before studying a range of paintings in monochrome for preparation for learning to use and mix tonal values in oils. The portraits they created were vibrant and expressive and it was a fantastic day during which a lot was learnt.