Pupils inspired by artist

The art department of West Derby School looked at the lovely illustration work produced by Quentin Blake with Year 7 pupils. He is known best for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl.

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the project and lots of creative work was produced by them.

Improving drawing skills was a very important part of the project. Developing skills using coloured pencils and paints was also important to the success of the project.

Pupils were also set tasks that would nurture an understanding of how drawings can help with the understanding of text. They wrote stories to accompany their own illustration work.

Fourteen boys were fortunate to visit an exhibition at the Lady Lever Gallery of Quentin Blake’s work that was displayed.

This was a wonderful opportunity to see Blake’s work first hand. The Lady Lever gallery had assembled a lovely exhibition of his work that allowed for a greater understanding of the materials he used and the process of his creative work.

All of the boys said how much they enjoyed the exhibition.

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