Canning Vale College students get workshop from artist Andy Quilty


Artist Andy Quilty with Canning Vale College students. Picture: Jon Hewson d483716
Artist Andy Quilty with Canning Vale College students. Picture: Jon Hewson d483716

ARTIST Andy Quilty was able to share his wealth of knowledge to the next generation of creatives at a special workshop at Canning Vale College.

The school won the special portrait workshop after taking out one of the awards at last year’s Black Swan Prize for Portraiture.

Quilty has excelled in his artistic endeavours, named a finalist in a number of national and international art prizes including the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, and used the workshop to help guide the students with some tips and skills to create better portraits.

Canning Vale College head arts Erin Roberts said the workshop had been a great learning experience for the students.

“The Year 10, 11 and 12 students that took part are excited about the knowledge and unique artistic approach Andy shared with them and they took away invaluable creative and practical skills,” she said.

“This session marked the end of exams for students so it was a great way to celebrate.”

Submissions for the 2018 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture are now open.

Visit www.blackswanprize.com.au for more information.

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