Inspiration comes from meeting inspiring people, which is why we were thrilled to be joined by artist Sally Gilford on Thursday 1st February, as she delivered a workshop for our GCSE and A-Level textiles students – focusing on screen printing.
Sally’s bold and playful work is displayed in galleries across the country, including: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Castlefield Gallery, Salford Museum & Gallery, The Lowry in Salford, and Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. In particular, she specialises in the process of photo screen printing. We recently admired some of her pieces during a visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, hence students were extremely excited to learn these techniques from her first-hand! All of the work they created and the new skills mastered will help to develop and enrich their examined portfolios.
As the school day drew to a close, we were delighted to welcome parents to join a ‘Parent-Daughter Screen-printing Workshop’. Parents and students were welcomed into the textiles studio to get their hands messy and experiment with beautiful oil-paints, nibble on snacks and refreshments, all whilst socialising and getting to spend quality time with family and friends from the Foundation.
We really enjoy hosting these Parent-daughter workshops, and are very grateful to Sally for spending the afternoon with us at Wakefield Girls’.
Mrs E Critch
Head of Textiles