Community Arts: Art on the Bus

Art on the Bus

Ruth McKerrell is the current Team Leader for Community Arts at St Martins Estate working alongside Sally Herring and John Ioannou. Last month, the team led the young people on an Art on the Bus evening, where everyone learnt different painting and marking making techniques, while also working directly onto the Guernsey Art Commission’s ArtsMobile. Looked like fun! 

The ArtsMobile acted as an easel and a large roll of paper was divided, cut up and attached all around the bus. The large clean white sheets provided an excellent raw canvas space for the children to paint on. Several tables were set up with a selection of different artistic materials to experiment with, including different sized brushes, sponges and drawing materials.

Everyone was then encouraged to experiment with mark making, colour and expressive brushwork to create a large group expressive painting. Results below!

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