Pupils draw on creative talent

Scalby School BTEC art students at Woodend Creative Workspace, to draw stuffed animals from the Museums Collection.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  114061a
Scalby School BTEC art students at Woodend Creative Workspace, to draw stuffed animals from the Museums Collection. Picture by Andrew Higgins 114061a
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YOUNGSTERS from a Scarborough school took a walk on the wild side during a drawing workshop.

The BTEC Art and Design students from Scalby School visited Woodend Creative Workspace to sketch a range of stuffed wild animals.

Scalby School BTEC art students at Woodend Creative Workspace, to draw stuffed animals from the Museums Collection.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  114061a   06/10/11

Scalby School BTEC art students at Woodend Creative Workspace, to draw stuffed animals from the Museums Collection. Picture by Andrew Higgins 114061a 06/10/11

The furry creatures, which included owls, various birds of prey and a fox, were put on display by Scarborough Museums Collection.

Pupils were allowed to get up close and personal with the animals during the workshop, with their sketches going towards their final pieces of coursework.

Donna Wilkinson, the school’s head of art, said the day had been a great success and given the pupils a terrific boost in their art studies.

She said: “The workshop was extremely beneficial for their work because they got to got the opportunity to see various animals up close.

“They could really see the detail in the animals, their fur and colours.

“That really helped with their primary observation drawing which is sometimes difficult to do in the classroom.

“I would also like to thank Ian Reid, from the Museums Trust, for allowing us to use the collection because it will really help the pupils.”