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Posted 03.02.15

In Pictures: Painting, Drawing and Printmaking hold annual Drawing Festival

By Sarah Packer

On Thursday 8 January Painting, Drawing and Printmaking played host to the annual Drawing Festival, taking place across the college.

Students and staff from all disciplines were invited to the Painting, Drawing and Printmaking Studios to draw – with subjects including life models, performers and musicians.

The annual festival continues to raise the profile of drawing as a fundamental activity that could be shared across the subject disciplines – with an open to all, stay as long as you like policy which brought in over 120 students on the day.

BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking programme leader, Stephen Felmingham explains:

“Drawing is a central part of the Painting, Drawing and Printmaking programme and the festival lets us celebrate this by inviting students from across the college to come and draw from life with us.

“We open up the studio and all levels of the programme are involved in the day.  It is also a means of bringing students together, to start those conversations that may lead to creative collaborations between disciplines in the context of a shared activity.

“This year we also hosted live music alongside life models including disabledkevin (actor and performer) and over 120 students took part during the day.”

Photographs by BA (Hons) Photography graduate Andy Ford

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