BATLEY BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COLLEGE

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Project:  Collaborative Mark-Making – Light Trails II Participants:  Year 7 students Partnering with:  BBEC Artist:  Fabric Lenny Science topic:  Light Using the theme of Light as a starting point we will explore the relationship between objects and shadows through a series of collaborative and playful drawing activities which will transform the classroom environment into a […]

Session 1: 4th February 2015

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Today we had an introductory lesson with artist Fabric Lenny. The Science topic we are looking at is Light. The session was all about experimentation and play. We tried out lots of new art materials and techniques, worked collaboratively, looked at examples of Fabric Lenny’s work, drew with continuous line, explored negative space image making […]

Session 2: 25th February 2015

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During this session we focused on bulbs. We drew individually and collectively from a range of light bulbs. We worked from observation and from our imaginations. We used torches to cast shadows and created large scale pattern work. We used a range of water-based materials to create our imagery. In addition to the materials used […]

Session 3: 23rd March 2015

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Today’s session was pretty tough. We had four large-scale mixed media drawings to complete, and each one was bigger than human scale. We brought all the techniques that we had used in previous sessions together to make imagery full of texture, pattern, tone and light and dark. The central imagery of bulbs remained from week […]

Final comments from staff

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Working with Fabric Lenny was an experience for both staff and students – a highly skilled practitioner in his field and oozing with imagination, which the students enjoyed and embraced wholeheartedly.   In session 2 the students experienced working in the dark using light bulbs to access the work in progress. The room was blacked out […]