Sculptor helps Fareham students to get creative

Students in Fareham have been inspired by a masterclass held at the college by a sculptor.

Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 7:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:35 am
Sculptor Donald Brown runs a class for Henry Cort students

The year 10 students from The Henry Cort Community College spent the day listening and learning from the world-renowned artist Donald Brown.

Headteacher Claudia Cubbage said: ‘It was really pleasing to see the students buzzing after completing their own contextual sculptures.’

Two students expressed their enjoyment of the day stating that it was ‘inspirational’ and said that they had learned about the art of sculpting and the meanings behind art.

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Sculptor Donald Brown talking to students

Fifteen-year-old Pip Hemingway, from Whiteley, said: “It was a great experience. It was amazing to think about making something, but also the meaning behind it.’

Izzy Smithson, 14, also from Whiteley, who crafted a sculpture of a runner said: ‘It was inspirational and fun meeting him. His work was good and had hidden meanings that you had to really think about.’

Mr Brown said he was grateful for the students’ enthusiasm, and added ‘It’s a pleasure when I’m fortunate enough to work with students who are so well disciplined and keen to learn.

‘The sculptures the students produced were a testament to them listening and applying a positive meaning to their works.

Sculptor Donald Brown talking to students

‘It was a fantastic day, great students and wonderful staff.’

Mr Brown is known for his ability to ‘humanise art for people’, especially with his most recent sculpture A Sporting Chance for Peace.

This depicts a variety of sporting activities with the ambition of promoting worldwide peace and personal empowerment.