Year 8 students from Ullswater Community College’s ‘Extra Art’ group are hosting an exhibition of prints this June at Cranstons Café Oswald’s.
The exhibition, which runs from 28th May to 30th June, features work created using a process involving both dry point etching and block printing, with the addition of stitching to highlight areas and add extra detail. The work focuses on unique or special places in Cumbria and inspired the exhibition title ‘A Sense of Place’.
Art Teacher Bethany Grattan said, ‘my students strove to capture the essence of unique places in Cumbria. Each student created first-hand observational drawings and photographs of their surroundings and these formed the basis for the later etching and printing processes. They are delighted to show their work to the public for the first time and have worked hard to prepare this exhibition.’
Café Manager Joe Bowness said, ‘we always relish holding exhibitions of young local artists’ work, as they invariably produce interesting pieces to a high standard. UCC’s “A Sense of Place” exhibition is no exception, and we hope that people will come to the café to view this interesting and innovative collection of work.’