Encouraging and celebrating art created locally by young people is at the very heart of PAW. Every year we involve around 500 Purbeck Young Artists (PYA) in schools across Purbeck in creative activities. Students are encouraged to develop art works on the festival theme which this year is ‘Flights of Fancy’. The workshops have been coordinated by Helen Biles and we are most grateful for all the work she and her team of artists have put in over many months. The range of workshops span metalwork, cyanotype, rust printing, stone carving, 3D, dance and animation. You can see the inspiring results at Rollington Barn. We are delighted that even more schools are interested this year – and that we have been able to expand the number of workshops to eighteen.
Thanks to The Friends of the Festival and our Sponsors for supporting our work with young people.
Below are details of some of the workshops that took place last year:
Rust Printing Workshop
Rust printing workshop (part 1) at The Purbeck School with students studying GCSE art. The work made in these workshops will be included in the students work books and marked as part of the GCSE assessment.
Workshop ran by Artist Helen Biles
The Students at Swanage Primary School have been working hard on a mosaic project for the past few months. A one day PYA workshop is part of this large, ongoing, creative project. The artwork when finished will be installed in the grounds of the school.
Workshop ran by artist Jane Colquhoun.