Sanderstead DFAS
Sanderstead Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Background In April/May 2014 SDFAS and the NADFAS GLA jointly financed an art project for Year 9 students from Riddlesdown Collegiate. Because this year’s Year 10 students could be seen to have benefited so much from the 2014 project in confidence and skills we decided to repeat the project in May 2015. Place, cost and numbers in 2015 There were three day long workshops.

In Day 1 the students learned with art historian Catherine McCormack about many of the main features and techniques that they should look for in a painting. Ben Senior, a professional artist conducted Day 2 and 3 workshops in carefully structured practical sessions. The students were eager and worked with great concentration.

This year twenty-three Year 9 students from Riddlesdown took part and the project was held at the school and not at Dulwich Art Gallery. Presentation of work and celebration tea At the end of Day 3 the students stood by their work, and talked to those of their parents who had been able to come and to SDFAS members about what they had done. Final comments The work from the 2014 and 2015 SDFAS projects was taken to Dulwich Picture Gallery to be in an exhibition that their Education Department will hold in the very near future.