Last Thursday we experienced our very first gallery preview night. With free drinks and nibbles and bouquets and congratulatory speeches and everything! Some of the artists were familiar to us and one in particular we've known all her life! Following last October's ten day trip to Tuscany, between two weekend workshops, Child No.3 and forty or so of her fellow "gifted and talented" students have had their creative efforts exhibited at the Contemporary Art Space Chester.
One of their pre-trip projects was to design and make outfits based on the costumes in a Ghirlandaio fresco; the students had to use a coffee & cream colour palette and add a modern twist and have the outfits ready for a fashion shoot in the Italian manor house they were staying in. Both the outfits and the photos were on display, along with sketches, plaster moulds, embroidered drawings, altered boxes, mixed media landscapes and woven fabrics.
It was lovely to see such amazing and varied artwork on display and I hope that the students and staff got as much of a buzz out of taking part as we proud parents had from being there. 10/10 all round!!
I'm linking this up with Helena's Zoom In Zoom Out ... and appropriately its 10 out of 10 for me too!