Fostering Creativity and Alumni Connections
Year Ten pupils recently took part in an Art and Textiles Workshop led by RGS Alumnae, Bethany Walker and Sophie Wynne-Owen. The Workshop provided the opportunity for the pupils to explore new artistic mediums and techniques.
Under the guidance of Bethany, who completed a Master’s in glass design at the Royal College of Art, our Year Ten artists delved into the world of glass as a new medium for their landscape coursework. Bethany encouraged the students to experiment with glass, enabling them to create their own unique landscape designs.
Meanwhile, the Textiles pupils were led by Sophie, who studied Textiles and Art A Level at RGS and later pursued a Degree in Costume Construction at the University of South Wales and now runs her own bridal boutique in Worcester. Sophie shared her expertise with pupils, teaching them the art of draping fabric and creating patterns based on their architectural inspirations. This activity built upon their recent Textiles architecture project, providing a practical and hands-on experience.
Both Bethany and Sophie enjoyed collaborating for this Workshop. Their passion for Art and Textiles, combined with their shared experience as former RGS pupils, allowed them to create a nurturing and inspiring environment for our Year Ten pupils. The pupils were able to hone their artistic skills and gained valuable insights into glass art and pattern making. The knowledge and techniques acquired during the workshops will greatly contribute to their GCSE NEA (Non-Exam Assessment) projects.
We are incredibly grateful to our talented Alumnae for returning to RGS and sharing their expertise. The workshops provided a valuable opportunity for our budding artists to expand their artistic horizons and explore innovative approaches to their coursework.
This Saturday we look forward to welcoming pupils to RGS Worcester to participate in the Young Fashion Designer UK competition. We were delighted that last year Lower Sixth student Teyah Farmer was invited to exhibit her GCSE piece, inspired by local architecture and was awarded the Category Prize for Fashion Styling. Also awarded was Joyce Li, who won First Prize for her entry into the Year Seven and Year Eight Category. Alumna Erin Howard, who is now studying Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion after completing her A levels at RGS Worcester exhibited her Punk-inspired Personal Study, achieving the Category Prize for Portfolio Presentation. We wish this year’s competitors the best of luck!
Mrs Jo Bishop, Head of Textiles & Mrs Jo Hunt, Head of Art