Students from Year 7 through to 12 attended a workshop with the wonderful Aida Wilde in her print studio in Hackney Wick. Here they discovered the artists work and screen printed a fantastic poster designed by artist Cristina Lina. www.cristinalina.co.uk www.aidaprints.com
(photo by Aida Wilde)
As part of the day we looked at graffiti in the area and discussed the rapidly changing landscape of Hackney Wick, in particular thinking about the effects of gentrification and the role of artists and art in this process.
This is the last workshop in a series of several in which Welling School students have produced content for a series of posters that will be part of the re-activation of the Schooling and Culture journal. Schooling and Culture was a publication created by educationalists and young people in the 70s. http://maydayrooms.org/archives/schooling-and-culture/
Thanks so much to Olivia Chessell, Cristina Lina and Louise Shelley from The Showroom Gallery who have organised and run a series of fantastic workshops as part of this project.